Headlines for Tuesday, October 14, 2003

  • Panel Discussion Part of TOBA Breeders' Cup Seminar

    A panel discussion will be part of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's Breeders' Cup seminar Oct. 24 at Santa Anita Park. The focus of the seminar, for current or prospective owners, will be the California racing and breeding industry.

  • Shoemaker Tributes

    Bill Shoemaker will be honored with a memorial service next Tuesday at Santa Anita. Beyond obituaries, here are some writers' thoughts on his life and work.

  • McDynamo Heads Breeders' Cup Steeplechase Field

    Michael Moran's McDynamo was installed as the heavy favorite over seven other entrants in Saturday's $175,000 Breeders' Cup Steeplechase (NSA-I) to be run at the Far Hills Races in Far Hills, N.J.

  • Aldebaran to stand at Darby Dan.

    Millionaire Aldebaran Starting at $50,000 at Darby Dan

    Aldebaran, who figures to be the favorite for the Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) in what will be his final start, will begin his stallion career for $50,000 live foal at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.

  • Trainer Bobby Frankel.

    Wild Spirit Out of Distaff; Frankel Trio Works

    Bobby Frankel said Tuesday that Ruffian Handicap (gr. I) winner Wild Spirit will not run in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), and will be given time off to point for next year's campaign. Frankel worked Peace Rules, Aldebaran, and Midas Eyes at Hollywood Park.

  • Injury Knocks Honor in War Out of Mile

    A sprained ankle has knocked 3rd Turn Racing Stable's Honor In War, winner of the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs and runner-up in the recent Shadwell Keeneland Turf Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland, out of consideration for the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I).

  • Final Phase of Newgate Dispersal Set for Tattersalls

    The final phase of the dispersal from the late Prince Fahd Salman's Newgate Stud, which will include European champion and dual classic winner Ramruma, is scheduled for the Tattersalls December sale.

  • Smoke Glacken's Fee Rises to $25,000

    Gainesway Farm stallion Smoke Glacken, whose son Smokume remained unbeaten after winning the Oct. 12 Cowdin Stakes at Belmont Park, will have his fee upped to $25,000 from $15,000.

  • Stakes winner Composure among horses offered for sale.

    Spain, Composure Among Three Chimneys Keeneland Offerings

    Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) winner Spain, the highest-earning distaff runner in North American history, will be among the horses consigned by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clay's Three Chimneys Sales to Keeneland's November breeding stock auction.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Shoeless

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Shoemaker served as a spiritual leader and confidant to a new generation of riders.

  • Failure Not An Option

    <i>By Scott Davis</i> -- Remembering "Glenners" -- a writer of great skill and courage.

  • Grade II Winner Decarchy to Magali in California

    Grade II winner Decarchy, a half-brother to Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Empire Maker, has been purchased by Dennis Narlinger and Magali Farms from Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms for stallion duty at Magali near Santa Ynez, Calif.

  • A memorial wreath was placed next to the bust of Bill Shoemaker in the paddock area of Santa Anita.

    Shoemaker Memorial Set for Tuesday at Santa Anita

    A memorial for legendary jockey Bill Shoemaker will be held at Santa Anita Park on Tuesday, October 21, at 4 p.m. The Shoemaker family has invited the public to attend this tribute to the Hall of Fame rider who passed away Sunday morning at his home in nearby San Marino. He was 72 years old.

  • North Dakota Commission May See Changes

    State officials in North Dakota are calling for changes to the commission that oversees horse racing and a wagering business under investigation by state and federal authorities.