Headlines for Wednesday, October 15, 2003

  • Strut the Stage to Miss Canadian International

    Sam-Son Farm's million-dollar star Strut the Stage is out of Sunday's $1.5-million Canadian International (Can-I) at Woodbine with a possible back problem, trainer Mark Frostad said Wednesday.

  • Keeneland Pick Six Swells to $260,209

    With no winning Pick Six tickets sold on Wednesday at Keeneland, the carryover pool for Thursday has swelled to $260,209, a track record.

  • Keeneland Pick Six Swells to $260,209

    With no winning Pick Six tickets sold on Wednesday at Keeneland, the carryover pool for Thursday has swelled to $260,209, a track record.

  • Congaree Returns to Track; Baffert Says Colt is Day to Day

    Congaree went to the track Wednesday morning for some light exercise, equipped with a temporary patch for his quarter crack. Trainer Bob Baffert said tomorrow will be a key day in determining the colt's chances of making the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I).

  • Hook and Ladder to Lakland North in New York

    Hook and Ladder, a graded stakes winner two separate seasons, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Lakland North near Hudson, N.Y., owned by Becky Thomas and Lewis and Brenda Lakin

  • Hong Kong Announces Jockeys' Championship Invitees

    The world's elite jockeys have been invited for the sixth International Jockeys' Championship at Happy Valley Racecourse on Dec. 10, a prelude to the Hong Kong International Races on Dec. 14.

  • Stallion You and I to California

    Successful stallion You and I, sire of millionaire You, will stand in 2004 at Ron and Fran Stolich's Blooming Hills near Clements, Calif., for a fee of $6,500.

  • Another Churchill Project: Marketing the New Suites

    The fall meet at Churchill Downs may not begin until Oct. 26, but track officials having been wooing prospective occupants for the recently completed fifth- and sixth-floors of the new Jockey Club suites, which officially opened Sept. 8.

  • Solred Stallions Relocated in Florida

    Master Bill and Dawn Quixote will stand the 2004 season at Jim and Sheila DiMare's Rising Hill Farm near Ocala, Fla., and Palance will hold court at Monte and Cathy Thomas' Ups and Downs Farm near Citra, Fla.

  • Ohio VLT Bill Clears Committee

    Legislation to put the issue of video slot machines at Ohio's seven racetracks on the ballot was approved late Tuesday by a Senate committee.

  • Tale of the Cat Weanling Brings $145,000 at OBS

    Led by a $145,000 purchase of a Tale of the Cat weanling filly Tuesday, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. fall mixed sale closed the second of two preferred consignor sessions with double-digit increases in both average and median sale figures.

  • MJC Denies Racism Charge in Heated Commission Meeting

    In an explosive meeting marked by a commissioner's expletive-filled response to charges of discrimination, the Maryland Racing Commission voted Oct. 14 to review the Maryland Jockey Club's documentation for evicting trainers and closing the Pimlico stable for the winter.