Headlines for Thursday, September 26, 2002

  • Harlan's Holiday Draws Outside for Pegasus

    Starlight Stable's Harlan's Holiday drew the outside post position among seven 3-year-olds entered for Friday night's $350,000 Pegasus Handicap (gr. II) at 1 1/8 mile at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

  • Churchill Board OKs Second Phase of Master Plan

    The board of directors of Churchill Downs Inc. has approved a $95-million expenditure to fund the second phase of a major construction project at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

  • Macho Uno Gears Ups for Washington Park

    Stronach Stables Inc.'s Macho Uno, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) two years ago and a possible starter in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Oct. 26 at Arlington Park, galloped twice around the Arlington oval Thursday morning in advance of Sunday's Washington Park Handicap (gr. II).

  • Macho Uno Gears Ups for Washington Park

    Stronach Stables Inc.'s Macho Uno, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) two years ago and a possible starter in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Oct. 26 at Arlington Park, galloped twice around the Arlington oval Thursday morning in advance of Sunday's Washington Park Handicap (gr. II).

  • Godolphin Pair Head Arlington Futurity

    Godolphin Racing's coupling of Sharp Impact and Anasheed headline a field of 10 2-year-olds in Saturday's grade III $150,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity at Arlington Park.

  • Flawlessly winning in California.

    Two-time Turf Champion Flawlessly Dead

    Flawlessly, the last runner to win consecutive Eclipse Awards as a turf champion and one of only two mares to have done so, died Sept. 26 of natural causes in her paddock at John Williams' Elmwood near Versailles, Ky.

  • Field of 13 Set for Arlington-Washington Lassie

    Thirteen 2-year-old fillies, many with an eye on a possible start in the grade I Long John Silver's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies next month, were entered for Saturday's grade III $100,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie at Arlington Park.

  • Treasury to Dickinson Farms in Michigan

    Stakes-placed Treasury (Deputy Minister -- Glorious Natalie, by Reflected Glory) will stand at Pat Dickinson's Dickinson Farms near Montgomery, Mich.

  • Banks Hill Heads Flower Bowl Field

    Banks Hill, the winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), will prep for this year's running in Saturday's $750,000 Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont.

  • Wet Track Probable for Jockey Club Gold Cup

    The biggest question surrounding the weekend's races is the weather. Rain was falling Thursday when entries were taken for Saturday's $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at Belmont, and more rain is forecast for Friday.

  • Three Chimneys Announces Fees

    Three Chimneys Farm owner Robert N. Clay, who earlier dropped the fee for Horse of the Year Point Given from $125,000 to $75,000 for 2003, also announced drops for fellow Three Chimney stallions Rahy and War Chant

  • Came Home, shown winning the Pacific Classic, remains top contender in BC Classic.

    Came Home Breeders' Cup Plans Set

    Came Home, who shares the No. 1 spot on the World Thoroughbred rankings with three other horses, will train up to the Breeders' Cup Classic, and is scheduled to ship to Arlington Park on Wednesday, Oct. 23, three days before the race, co-owner John Toffan said Thursday.

  • Breeders' Cup To Again Have Ultra Pick 6

    For the sixth straight year, the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships will offer Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 wagering. This year's Ultra Pick 6 will have a guaranteed minimum wagering pool of $3 million. All wagers must be in $2 denominations.

  • NBC To Air Breeders' Cup Preps Sunday

    NBC Sports will air The NTRA Road to the World Thoroughbred Championships live from Arlington Park Sept. 29 from 4:30-6 p.m. (eastern time). Arlington will be the site of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Oct. 26.

  • New Jersey Stallion Sailor's Warning Dead

    Graded stakes-placed Sailor's Warning, who stood his first season at Sam Fieramosca's Colonial Farms near Colts Neck, N.J., in 2002, died Aug. 28 of an apparent heart attack.

  • Breeders' Cup Print On Sale

    The 2002 Breeders' Cup Print, a watercolor titled "Before the Classic" by equine artist Sandra Oppegard, is now on sale to the public.

  • Florida Stallion Jeblar Dead

    Prominent Florida stallion Jebler was killed by lightning in mid-September at Michael Sherman's Farnsworth Farms near Ocala, Fla.

  • Harlan's Holiday Heads Pegasus Field

    Harlan's Holiday, coming off a win I the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) and heading to the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), should be an overwhelming choice Friday night in the Pegasus Handicap (gr. II) at the Meadowlands.

  • CHRB Approves Workers' Compensation Funds

    The California Horse Racing Board Wednesday opened the door for tracks to pursue a workers' compensation insurance agreement that would bring relief to racing operations throughout the state.

  • Evening Attire Wouldn't Mind an Off Track

    Thomas Kelly's Evening Attire, a longshot in Saturday's $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), galloped over the Belmont Park training track Wednesday.

  • Pretty Wild Ready to Stretch Out in Champagne

    Einar Robsham's Pretty Wild, bound for the $500,000 Champagne (gr. I) Oct. 5, breezed four furlongs Wednesday in :48 3/5 with regular jockey Shaun Bridgmohan aboard.

  • Frankel Keeps an Eye on Isidore

    Like many trainers, Bobby Frankel is watching out for Tropical Storm Isidore, which is dumping rain on Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. That system is forecast to bring wet weather into the New York area Thursday through Saturday morning.

  • McPeek Takes a Peak

    Repent, Minister's Baby, Fabulous Brush and Risky Cat are among trainer Ken McPeek's hopefuls to hit the track at Belmont Wednesday to prepare for important fall races.