Headlines for Monday, September 30, 2002

  • Two Punch Colt Tops First Day of Midlantic Sale; Average Dips

    A Two Punch colt produced from the stakes winning Star de Naskra mare Five Star Night was purchased by McMahon Bloodstock for $105,000 to top Monday's opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic yearling sale in Timonium, Md.

  • James P. Simpson III, Trained Cormorant, Dies at 82

    Retired trainer James P. Simpson III, who trained grade I winner Cormorant and sold the dam of Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Magic Weisner to Nancy Alberts for $1, died Sept. 16 at his Winchester, Va., home.

  • Arlington Park Outlines Breeders' Cup Security Procedures

    Arlington Park has joined forces with local, state and federal law enforcement and government agencies to devise and implement a series of safety and security procedures for the 19th running of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002.

  • Kane, Rees Among Red Smith Writing Award Winners

    Four sports writers, including two honorees who established records with their latest awards, have been honored by Churchill Downs as winners in the 20th annual Red Smith Kentucky Derby Writing Contest.

  • NetJets Time, Artwork, Other Items Highlight Breeders' Cup Auction

    The Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup Gala will offer a live auction featuring five hours of flying time on a NetJets private aircraft, a package for four to the 2003 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Oak Tree at Santa Anita and the original artwork commissioned to commemorate the 2002 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • NTRA's 2003 Co-op Advertising Directed at 'Casual Fans'

    The 2003 co-op advertising campaign from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association targets horseracing's nearly 30 million casual fans -- who attend the races only occasionally -- and is the product of intensive consumer research as well as feedback from racing industry marketing executives.

  • 2001 Eclipse Award won by Barbara Livingston and stolen the night of the awards in Miami, 2002.
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Photo by Anne M. Eberhardt

    Date, Location Set for 2002 Eclipse Awards Ceremony

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Monday that the 32nd annual Eclipse Awards ceremony, honoring Thoroughbred horseracing's divisional champions for the year 2002, will be held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Monday, Jan. 27, 2003.

  • Guinness Beer Signs on as Breeders' Cup Sponsor

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Breeders' Cup Limited, and Guinness announced Monday that an agreement in principle has been reached for Guinness to become a sponsor of NTRA/Breeders' Cup and the $13 million Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Denon provided trainer Frankel with his second straight Turf Classic win.

    Denon Gives Frankel Back-to-Back Turf Classics

    After two near-misses in grade I turf stakes to With Anticipation, Denon took advantage of a rail-saving ride to score a narrow win in Sunday's $750,000 Belmont Turf Classic (gr. IT).

  • Sunday Silence Filly Wins Sprinters Stakes

    The Sunday Silence-sired filly Believe extended her winning streak to four and notched her first grade I win with a victory in the Sprinters Stakes at Niigata Racecourse Sept. 29.

  • Defier Bests Sunline in George Main Stakes

    The George Main Stakes (Aust-I) was a contest pitting an ageing queen against young and ambitious princes. That the one by Dehere was long ago gelded and has just turned five seemed to make little difference, except the odd bit of hand-wringing by breeders sorry to see such an obvious opportunity slip by.