Headlines for Friday, January 24, 2003

  • Woodbine Announces Takeout Reduction

    Woodbine Entertainment is set to give an estimated $1 million back to racing fans by reducing its takeout beginning Jan. 28.

  • Lady Tak, Perfect Wave Face Distance Test

    Heiligbrodt Racing Stable's Lady Tak and Overbrook Farm's Perfect Wave will both be trying a longer game when the 3-year-old fillies put their unblemished records on the line in Sunday's $100,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes at Fair Grounds.

  • Kona Gold, in Sunday's Palos Verdes.

    Kona Gold to be Tested in Palos Verdes

    Kona Gold had his final breeze over the Santa Anita main track Friday morning for Sunday's $150,000 Palos Verdes Handicap (gr. II) for older horses at six furlongs.

  • Apalachian Thunder Rumbles at Santa Anita

    Donald Dizney's homebred Apalachian Thunder defeated a promising field of 3-year-olds that included Atswhatimtalknbout and Listen Indy in Friday's $56,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita.

  • Attorney Hopes to Delay Serey License Hearing

    New York regulators are expected to consider Jan. 28 whether trainer Juan Serey will have his license revoked, but his lawyer was pushing to delay the proceedings until final details of a lawsuit settlement involving Serey are resolved.

  • Migliore to Receive Thurman Munson Award

    Jockey Richard Migliore will receive the Thurman Munson Award from the Association for the Help of Retarded Children at the 23rd annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner on Feb. 4 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.

  • Australian Simulcasting Grows to Seven Days a Week

    Due to the continued growth and success of Australian <br>simulcasting in North America, Wyvern International, the distributor of the Australian product in North America, has decided to offer racing to all simulcast outlets on Sunday evenings during the months of February and March.

  • Sushi Train Scheduled for Stop on Triple Crown Trail

    The Japanese owner-trainer team that attempted to win the 1999 Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) with El Condor Pasa announced their intention to target the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) with Sushi Train, a Deputy Minister colt who has won his only two starts in Japan by a combined 19 lengths.

  • Little Bold John Succumbs to Colic at 21

    Little Bold John, one of the most popular horses ever to race in Maryland and one of the most prolific stakes winners in North America, died Jan. 21 after a bout of colic at Weston Farm in Upper Marlboro, Md.