Headlines for Monday, October 13, 2003

  • Sabre Dance, brought top price at OBSC opening session.

    Sword Dance Mare Tops OBSC First Session

    Topped by the $105,000 paid by Gainesway Farm for Sabre Dance, a 6-year-old Sword Dance mare who is in foal to Ocala Stud stallion Montbrook, Monday's opening preferred consignor session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Fall Mixed Sale realized increases in gross, median and average for the second straight year.

  • Betty's Wish, en route to Pebbles victory.

    Wish Granted in Pebbles Handicap

    Favored Betty's Wish, kept wide and out of trouble, gave jockey John Velazquez and most of the fans in the Columbus Day crowd of 7,186 the response they wanted Monday afternoon and drew off to win the $110,300 Pebbles Handicap (gr. IIIT) for 3-year fillies at nine furlongs on the "good" inner turf course.

  • Asmussen Trio, Cajun Beat Work at Churchill

    Trainer Steve Asmussen's powerful trio of contenders for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships --Cuvee, Lady Tak, and Posse -- were all busy with pre-dawn works on Monday at Churchill Downs in preparation for their runs Oct. 25.

  • Bill Shoemaker Remembered (Part Two)

    More rememberances from some of those who knew legendary jockey Bill Shoemaker the best. The former jockey died Sunday at age 72.

  • Dollar Bill to Signature in Florida

    Millionaire Dollar Bill will enter stud at Bill Schettine's Signature Stallions near Reddick, Fla., as the property of Gary and Mary West Stables.

  • Forest Secrets Retired; Booked to Monarchos

    Debby Oxley has announced that her grade I winner Forest Secrets has been retired and that the 5-year-old daughter of Forest Wildcat will be bred to Monarchos.

  • Tethra to Windfields in Canada

    Tethra, whose four stakes winners have all won at Woodbine, has been relocated to Windfields Farm near Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

  • Juvenile Colts on Track at Santa Anita

    James McIngvale's Consecrate, fifth in the Norfolk Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita on Oct. 5, turned in a five furlong breeze in :59 at Santa Anita on Monday, indicating his readiness for the Oct. 25 Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

  • In Top Swing Takes Caulfield Guineas

    Chief's Crown son Beautiful Crown collected his first classic success when his first crop son In Top Swing won the $1 million (Australian funds) Caulfield Guineas (Aust-I) at Melbourne Oct. 11.