Articles posted January 16, 2003

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Sunshine Millions Draw 145 Pre-Entries

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Seventy-nine stakes winners, including 56 horses who have won graded events, are among the 145 runners pre-entered Thursday in the inaugural $3.6 million Sunshine Millions at Santa Anita Park and Gulfstream Park on Jan. 25.

Flores Wins Four Races at Santa Anita

Jockey David Flores capped a four-win day at Santa Anita on Thursday by guiding Hannibal Lad to a three-quarter length victory in the featured $79,300 seventh race at 1 1/4 mile on turf.

Rider Lumpkins Gets Hot at Turfway

Jockey Jason Lumpkins, who moved his tack to Kentucky in mid-November after a successful run on Northern California circuit, has caught fire at Turfway Park after a slow start.

Wayne Catalano Fighting His Way to Top

Growing up in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Wayne Catalano learned early to fight for what he wanted. It was the kind of neighborhood where you didn't back down. "Life started out hard for me," Catalano said. "My mother raised five kids by herself. We weren't exactly what you call rich."

Virginia: Contract Signed, Turf Festival Planned

The Virginia Racing Commission Jan. 15 approved a five-year deal between the Virginia Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and Colonial Downs, and also heard of plans for a $2-million turf festival in the state.

OBSC Changes Dates of Fall Mixed Sale

The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company announced today that the 2003 Fall Mixed Sale has been rescheduled for Oct. 13-17. The sale had originally been scheduled form October 7-11. The closing date for sales entries remains July 7th, 2003.

Strong Entry Towers Over Aqueduct

Snake Mountain and Voodoo, two horses trained by Jimmy Jerkens, figure to be the favored betting interest in Saturday's Grade 3, $100,000 1 1/16-mile Aqueduct Handicap, a race of importance on the national racing scene.

Danzig Connection to Italy

Millionaire Danzig Connection, the last of the five consecutive Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winners trained by Woody Stephens, has been purchased for stud duty in Italy

Midland Named Churchill VP of Marketing

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Churchill Downs Inc. has promoted Mark Midland to vice president of marketing. The announcement was made today by Andrew G. Skehan, the Company's senior vice president of sales and marketing, to whom Midland will continue to report.

Arazi to Switzerland

Arazi, an international champion and sire of current millionaire Congaree, will stand the 2003 breeding season at Gestut Sohrenhof in Switzerland

Turfway Cancels Thursday Card

Turfway Park has cancelled its Thursday card due to heavy snow fall and frigid temperatures in the Greater Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky region.

FedEx Joins NTRA Group Purchasing Program

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The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that FedEx has joined the NTRA group purchasing program. The portfolio of FedEx services includes overnight shipping, express and ground package delivery, charter and critical shipments, freight shipping, e-commerce and supply chain management.

Researchers Seeking Best Way to Eliminate Caterpillars

A University of Kentucky entomologist is hoping to soon discover the safest and most effective way to destroy the eastern tent caterpillars believed responsible for the outbreaks of mare reproductive loss syndrome experienced in Kentucky and neighboring states over the last two years.

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