Headlines for Tuesday, October 21, 2003

  • Across the Board Gains at Fasig-Tipton Fall Sale

    The yearling market continued to hold strong as the 2003 Fasig-Tipton Fall yearling sale concluded Tuesday night at the sale company's Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Ky. with across the board gains in each category.

  • EPO Testing to Begin in New York Nov. 1

    Testing of post race samples for erythropoietin and darbepoietin antibodies will begin Nov. 1 in New York under an emergency rule approved Oct. 21 by the state's Racing and Wagering Board.

  • New York to Test for EPO Antibodies Beginning Nov. 1

    New York regulators Oct. 21 gave final approval to a new rule authorizing the testing of post-race samples for performance-enhancing erythropoetin antibodies. The New York Racing and Wagering Board said the testing would begin Nov. 1, which would make New York the first state to require the test.

  • Simulcast Focus Benefits Portland Meadows Handle

    Fresh off one of the best opening days at Portland Meadows Racetrack in years, the initial response in switching from Sunday to Monday afternoon racing has been solid. Handle increased 54% from last year at this time when $176,080 was wagered on Monday's nine-race card.

  • Sam Houston Gets OK to Apply for Laredo License

    A Sam Houston Race Park management team has received the green light from the Texas Racing Commission to begin applying for a license to operate a Class 2 racetrack in southwest Texas.

  • Perfect Soul Drills at Keeneland, to Ship Wednesday

    Charles Fipke's Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) winner Perfect Soul (Ire) stretched his legs on the Keeneland grass Tuesday morning in his final preparation for the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) to be run at Santa Anita Park on Saturday.

  • Shoemaker Award to Recognize Outstanding Performance

    One jockey will be honored for overall outstanding performance in this year's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships and subsequent editions of the event with the Bill Shoemaker Award, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup announced Oct. 21.

  • Stakes-Winning Mare Secret Liaison Retired

    Desperado Stables' graded stakes winner Secret Liaison has been retired from racing and will reside at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.

  • Eight to Go in Cox Plate

    A field of eight runners was finalized today for the 82nd running of the Carlton Draught Cox Plate (Aus-I) to be run October 24. First race post time is scheduled for 9:10 p.m. EDT on Breeders' Cup eve, post time for the Cox Plate is set for 1:00 a.m. EDT.

  • Thoroughbred Charities to Honor Hillenbrand, Nack

    <i>Seabiscuit</i> author Laura Hillenbrand has been named the 2003 recipient of the Allaire C. du Pont Humanitarian Award from Thoroughbred Charities of America and writer Bill Nack will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Magazine Writing.

  • California Owner Sal Longo Dead

    California owner Sal Longo, whose racemare Lazy Slusan won two grade I stakes, died Oct. 16 at his Arcadia, Calif., home.

  • State Audit Recommends VLTs in Florida

    Florida's pari-mutuel industry is unable to pay for the cost of regulation and other required obligations after years of declining attendance and tumbling receipts, a state audit said Monday.

  • Easy Morning For European Contingent

    Only a few of the European runners in the Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships left the quarantine area Tuesday morning, but among them were some big names.

  • Churchill Launches Online 'Eliminator' Contest

    <br>Churchill Downs Simulcast Network ("CDSN") has launched a new promotion in conjunction with the upcoming fall race meets at Churchill Downs, Calder Race Course and Hollywood Park titled "CDSN Eliminator."

  • Deceased stallion Fly So Free.

    Champion Fly So Free Dead

    Three Chimneys Farm president Dan Rosenberg announced the death of successful farm stallion Fly So Free Oct. 21 of congestive heart failure.

  • Bright Sky to Run Against Males in the Turf

    Trainer Elie Lellouche has told a representative of the International Racing Bureau in France that the Wildenstein family's Bright Sky will run in the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) rather than the Filly & Mare Turf (gr. I).

  • Malibu Moon's Kentucky Fee $10,000

    Malibu Moon, who was moved from Maryland to stand at Dr. Tony Ryan's Castleton Lyons Farm near Lexington, will have a fee of $10,000.

  • Banker's Gold to Reigle Heir in Pennsylvania

    Second-crop stallion Banker's Gold has been acquired by Tom Reigle's Reigle Heir Farms, where he will stand for $3,500, or $3,000 for state-breds, at the Grantville, Pa., nursery.

  • Shake You Down, Scott Lake&#39;s Sprint hopeful.

    Lake Enjoying Vacation With Shake You Down

    Scott Lake was staring up at the San Gabriel Mountains that rise majestically behind Santa Anita. His Breeders' Cup starter was cooling out in the barn behind him.