Headlines for Thursday, October 30, 2003

  • Ethan Man Sidelined With Leg Injury

    West Point Thoroughbred's Ethan Man has some farm rest on his schedule after the Patrick Byrne-trained gelding suffered a leg injury in his 10th place finish in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) last week at Santa Anita.

  • Secretariat Blanket Auctioned in Fundraiser

    Penny Chenery, owner of the legendary Secretariat, has released for auction a horse blanket worn by the champion at his resounding 1973 victory in the Canadian International Championship at Woodbine. The Canadian International was the final race of Secretariat's career.

  • Valenzuela Draws Five-Day Suspension

    Stewards at Santa Anita Park have suspended Patrick Valenzuela for five days from Nov. 5-9 for causing interference in the stretch aboard Hagerstown in the ninth race on Oct. 24.

  • A Bit O'Gold to be Tested in Coronation Futurity

    Up-and-comer A Bit O'Gold, undefeated in two career starts, is the morning line favorite in Saturday's $250,000 Coronation Futurity Stakes for Canadian-bred 2-year-olds at Woodbine.

  • Sky Jack On Cal Cup Classic Trail Again

    Sky Jack is ready for his Cal Cup close-up again. The California-bred gelding is being prepared for another go-round in the $250,000 California Cup Classic on Nov. 8, his first start since winning the Longacres Mile (gr. III) at Emerald Downs on Aug. 25.

  • She's Got the Beat May Benefit from Speed Duel

    With speedy Miss Linda breaking from the rail and need-the-lead Pocus Hocus to her outside, the $100,000 Turnback the Alarm at 1 1/8-miles on Saturday at Belmont Park, should set up nicely for She's Got the Beat, who will attempt to win her first graded stakes.

  • Tam's Terms Looks for Redemption in Knickerbocker

    Trainer Lawrence Murray and Sondra Bender's Tam's Terms will be looking for a little redemption when he takes the gate for Saturday's $150,000 Knickerbocker Handicap (gr. IIT) at Belmont Park.

  • Michigan Sets Racing Schedule for 2004

    Great Lakes Downs, Michigan's only all-Thoroughbred racetrack, was awarded 118 days of racing in 2004 under an order signed by Michigan racing commissioner Robert Geake.

  • Tiznow's Fee Remains $30,000

    Tiznow, the sole horse to win the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) twice, will continue to stand for $30,000.

  • Grade I Winner Whitmore's Conn to Ireland

    Whitmore's Conn, a grade I turf winner for owners Michael and Lynn Shanley, will take up stallion service at Bert House Stud in County Kildare in Ireland.

  • Unbeaten Cactus Ridge Retired

    Country singer Toby Keith's unbeaten Cactus Ridge has been retired from racing because of an injury to his right front knee that was discovered following a workout in preparation for the Oct. 25 Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).