Headlines for Friday, October 31, 2003

  • Bobby Frankel, posted a new season earnings mark.

    Frankel Breaks Lukas' Earnings Mark

    The scariest thing about trainer Bobby Frankel setting a North American single-season earnings record on Halloween is that there are still two months left in 2003.

  • Volponi, center, winning the 2002 Breeders' Cup Classic.

    Volponi Headed to Hopewell Farm

    Hall of Fame trainer Phil "P.G." Johnson's 5-year-old multi-millionaire Volponi will enter stud at Rick and Liz Trontz' Hopewell Farm near Midway, Ky., in 2004.

  • Eugene's Third Son May be Malibu Bound

    Serengeti Stable's Eugene's Third Son, who made a dazzling return to competition on Thursday at Churchill Downs, may find himself in California by the end of the year.

  • McGee Mulls Clark Option for Honor In War

    Turf Classic (gr. IT) winner Honor In War is back in training after a minor ankle injury knocked him out of last week's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Oak Tree at Santa Anita. Trainer Paul J. McGee is considering a possible run on the dirt in the biggest event of the Churchill Downs' fall meet, the $500,000-added Clark Handicap (gr. II) on Nov. 28.

  • Boston Common Impressive in De Francis Prep

    Friday's eighth race at Laurel Park could provide a candidate or two for next month's $300,000 De Francis Dash (gr. I), as two top contenders – Boston Common and Take Achance On Me – finished one-two in the $36,000 optional allowance test.

  • Pletcher Sees Plus in Nashua

    Value Plus has seen his value go down after a pair of stakes losses, but the Todd Pletcher trainee seeks to rebound in Sunday's $100,000 Nashua Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct.

  • Zito Hopes for Edge in Iroquois

    Nick Zito, who already trains Kentucky Derby hopefuls Birdstone and Eurosilver, seeks to add to his riches Sunday when he saddles The Cliff's Edge in the $100,000 Iroquois (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

  • Coolmore Adds Six to Stallion Roster

    Dual Breeders' Cup hero High Chaparral, runaway Lockinge Stakes winner Hawk Wing, and international sprinting sensation Choisir will be joined on the new Coolmore stallion roster by Catcher In The Rye, Spartacus, and Statue Of Liberty.

  • Anti-Trust Concerns Lead to Veto of New York Legislation

    Legislation designed to make it easier for New York tracks to coordinate racing schedules and sell their products jointly has been vetoed by Gov. George Pataki, who said the bill could "work to the detriment of New Yorkers who patronize horse racing and betting facilities."

  • Louis Quatorze to Murmur in Maryland

    E. Allen Murray and his wife, Audrey, who bought the stallion Our Emblem two years ago and watched him develop into a star when his son War Emblem won the 2002 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I). have purchased 10-year-old Louis Quatorze for stallion duty at their Murmur Farm near Darlington, Md.

  • Amended Jockey Club Rule Book Available

    The Jockey Club announced Oct. 31 it has published an updated version of the Principal Rules and Requirements of the American Stud Book.

  • Juddmonte's Tates Creek Retired; Might Go to Empire Maker

    Millionaire Tates Creek has been retired after her unplaced effort in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT). The homebred filly for Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms might be bred to the farm's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Empire Maker.

  • Calder Meet Numbers Dip

    Attendance and wagering figures at the recently concluded Calder Race Course meet were down despite the popularity of the track's marquee events--the Summit of Speed and Festival of the Sun.

  • Adoration, winning the Breeders' Cup Distaff.

    Fresh Adoration Could Show Up in Bayakoa

    Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) winner Adoration could next run in the $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) at Hollywood Park on Dec. 14, trainer David Hofmans said.