Headlines for Friday, October 3, 2003

  • Toccet Tackles Elders in Goodwood

    John Scanlan says Toccet is at his best for Saturday's $500,000 Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita at 1 1/8 miles. If the trainer has any reservations as to how the well-traveled 3-year-old will fare, it's because the son of Awesome Again is making his debut against his elders.

  • Siphonizer Can Prove He Belongs in Breeders' Cup

    While most of the Breeders' Cup attention in his barn has centered on 2-year-old Halfbridled, trainer Richard Mandella is looking for a big effort from his other promising juvenile, Siphonizer, in Sunday's $250,000 Norfolk (gr. II) at Santa Anita.

  • Canada's Grey Cup Draws Nine 2-Year-Olds

    A solid field of nine, which includes stakes winners Twisted Wit, Bachelor Blues and San Diego Blowout, has been drawn for Sunday's $276,000 Grey Breeders' Cup Stakes (Can-II) at Woodbine.

  • Wonder Again Faces Five in WinStar Galaxy

    Joan and John Phillips' Wonder Again, fresh off a game victory in the Noble Damsel Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park, will face five rivals in the $500,000 WinStar Galaxy (gr. IIT) to be run Sunday on the Keeneland turf course.

  • Holy Bubbette Rates Edge in Safely Kept

    Five of the eight starters in Saturday's $150,000 Safely Kept Breeders' Cup (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at Pimlico are added money winners, led by the Tom Amoss-trained Holy Bubbette.

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    Breeders' Cup Sues JMG Over Jockey Advertising

    Breeders' Cup Limited filed a complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court Oct. 3 seeking to restrain Jockeys International Management Group (JMG) from entering agreements for the display of advertising on jockeys apparel for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship races on Oct. 25 at Santa Anita.

  • Be Gentle makes decisive statement in the Darley Alcibiades, Friday at Keeneland.

    Be Gentle Romps in Alcibiades

    Thomas Van Meter II's Be Gentle took the early lead under Cornelio Velasquez and never looked back, romping to a decisive 5 1/2-length victory Friday in the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (gr. II) at Keeneland Racecourse.

  • Najran strides to the finish line to win the 151st running of the Phoenix Breeders' Cup, Friday at Keeneland.

    Najran Flies in Phoenix BC at Keeneland

    Buckram Oak Farm's Najran tracked the pace and pulled away to score an easy victory in the $264,000 Phoenix Breeders' Cup (gr. III) at Keeneland Friday.

  • Enhanced Security for Breeders' Cup

    Racing fans attending the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships during the Oak Tree meeting at Anita Park on Saturday, October 25 are encouraged to plan ahead and arrive early in order to ensure they have no unnecessary delays entering the Arcadia track for the event.

  • Domedriver upset Rock of Gibraltar in the 2002 Breeders' Cup Mile.

    Breeders' Cup Mile Winner Domedriver Retired

    Flaxman Holdings homebred Domedriver, who unleashed a strong closing kick to post an upset victory in the 2002 Netjets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), has been retired to stud at Kirsten Rausing's Lanwades Stud near Newmarket, England.

  • Three Valleys Rises to Take Middle Park Stakes

    Juddmonte Farms' homebred Three Valleys closed from mid-pack under Richard Hughes to prevail by three-quarters of a length in the $175,885 Shadwell Stud Middle Park Stakes (Eng-I) Oct. 3 at Newmarket.

  • Sightseek, in search of an Eclipse Award.

    Frankel has Sights Set on Beldame

    Bobby Frankel loves the position he is in with Juddmonte Farms' multiple grade 1 winner Sightseek. After 2002 Horse of the Year Azeri had her 11-race win streak snapped last weekend in California, the case could be made that Sightseek is better.

  • McCullough Named Business Manager at Golden Eagle

    Mrs. Betty L. Mabee, owner of Golden Eagle Farm in Ramona, Calif., announced today that Ms. Janine McCullough has been hired to fill the new position of business manager for the farm.

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    NTRA Launches Breeders' Cup Web Site for Fans

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has announced the launch of the new breederscup.com, a multi-media Web site with a wide assortment of content designed to both introduce new fans to the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships and enrich existing racing fans with information and features available nowhere else.

  • Giant's Causeway filly, topped Tattersalls' Houghton yearling sale.

    Significant Upswing for Tattersalls Houghton Sale

    The market was significantly up at the 2003 Tattersalls Houghton Sale at Newmarket, England, with the average advancing by 17% to 266,727 guineas and the median by 25% to 200,000 guineas, both new records for the premier yearling auction in Europe.