Headlines for Thursday, January 30, 2003

  • Even Field Squares Off in Brown Bess

    A well-matched field of nine fillies and mares will meet on the turf Saturday in the $100,000 Brown Bess Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Buffythecenterfold Back in Stute's Barn

    Buffythecenterfold is back at Santa Anita with trainer Mel Stute, who saddled the filly to a seventh-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies last Oct. 26 at Arlington Park.

  • Kafwain Shortens Up for Soft San Vicente

    Kafwain, who finished second to stablemate Vindication in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) on Oct. 26 at Arlington Park, stands out among a field of six 3-year-olds entered in Santa Anita's $150,000 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) Saturday at seven furlongs.

  • Strub favorite Medaglia d'Oro.

    Strub Stage Set for Medaglia d'Oro

    Medaglia d'Oro, away from action since running second in the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Arlington Park on Oct. 26, returns to competition Saturday as the favorite among six entrants in the $400,000 Strub Stakes (gr. II) for 4-year-olds at Santa Anita Park.

  • Siberland Heads Turf Paradise Derby Cast

    Hall of Fame jockey Laffit Pincay, Jr., with more than 9,500 career wins, as well as Siberland, who has aspirations for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), are among the featured attractions at Turf Paradise Saturday.

  • Sweettrickydancer Goes for Fifth Straight in Herecomesthebride

    A field of 11 has been entered in the $100,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Calder Race Course, including La Colmena Racing Stable's Sweettrickydancer, who will be seeking her fifth straight victory in the 1 1/16-mile turf event for 3-year-old fillies.

  • Calder To Offer Record Stakes Schedule in '03

    <br>Calder Race Course will offer record stakes schedules for both the Calder and Tropical meets in 2003. At $5.7 million and $2.8 million, respectively, both meets will offer the highest total stakes purses in the track's 32-year history.

  • Here and There...

    Churchill names VP of guest services and is honored for community contributions; sprinter Slewsbox dies of colic; columnist Fred Russell dies.

  • Dixie Belle Highlights Rescheduled Oaklawn Opener

    The 2003 meet at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas is set to kick off Friday, one week later than originally scheduled. Oaklawn's opening weekend was cancelled due to frozen track conditions.

  • Gulfstream Report: Offlee Wild Returns to Work

    Offlee Wild, the lightly raced winner of the recent Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III), was out for a five-furlong morning workout Thursday morning. The T. V. Smith-trained 3-year-old was clocked in 1:00 3/5 breezing and Smith said he is on schedule for a start in the $200,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles on Feb. 15.

  • Tobin to Speak for Irish Trainers in Morphine Case

    Dr. Tom Tobin of the University of Kentucky will represent a group of Irish Thoroughbred trainers currently facing morphine positive cases at an upcoming hearing before the Irish Turf Club.

  • Caterpillar Research Discussion on Friday

    A discussion of work being performed to help eradicate Eastern tent caterpillars will be held at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky sales pavillion in Lexington, Ky. at 9 a.m. (ET) on Friday, Jan. 31.