Headlines for Monday, October 6, 2003

  • West Coast Report: Designed For Luck Readies for Breeders' Cup

    Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IIT) winner Designed For Luck emerged from Sunday's race in good order, trainer Vladimir Cerin said, and later this week will begin preparations for his next start in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT). Meanwhile, Breeders' Cup plans were undecided for Ruler's Court and Baffert ruled out the Cup for his three juveniles.

  • Alamshar Sold to the JRA

    Dual group I winner Alamshar, the sole horse to beat recent Arc winner Dalakhani, has been sold to the Japan Racing Association for stallion duty beginning next year.

  • Dubai Destination to Dalham Hall in England

    Godolphin announced the retirement of English group I winner Dubai Destination for stallion duty at Sheikh Mohammed's Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket, England.

  • Perfect Drift, defeating favored Congaree in the Kentucky Cup Classic.

    BC Classic Picture Clouded; Several Still On Fence

    With the defection of Mineshaft, as well as Empire Maker, the field for the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I) is up in the air, and will be for another week, until several Eastern owners and trainers decide which way to go.

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    Head2Head Wagering Returns; Post Times Released

    Head2Head wagering, first introduced at last year's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, is back on the wagering menu for this year's races that will be hosted by the Oak Tree Racing Association at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 25.

  • Jerry Bailey, eclipsed his own record for jockey earnings in a single season.

    Frankel, Bailey Set Records, On Track for Other Marks

    Bobby Frankel and Jerry Bailey each established new North American single season records over the weekend and are on track to set other marks before the racing year is over, according to Equibase Company, the Thoroughbred industry's official database for racing information.

  • Northview Raises Two Punch's Fee

    Northview Stallion Station near Chesapeake City, Md., announced a jump in Two Punch's fee from $20,000 to $25,000 for 2004.

  • All-Source Handle, Attendance Improve at Turfway Park

    Officials at Turfway Park are attributing an increase in attendance and overall all-source handle to a combination of factors, including favorable weather, larger race fields, success of the Kentucky Cup day program, and special marketing and events for Friday night cards.

  • Epsom Derby winner Benny the Dip.

    Epsom Derby Winner Benny the Dip Dies

    Benny the Dip, who won the 1997 Vodafone Epsom Derby (Eng-I) and stood for a time at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., was euthanized the first week of October after fracturing a knee in his paddock at Liam Cashman's Rathberry Stud in Ireland.

  • Take Charge Lady defeats You in the Spinster.

    Take Charge Lady Controls You in Spinster

    Select Stable's Take Charge Lady overcame a wide trip and had just enough stamina to hold off a never-say-die You in winning Sunday's $500,000 Overbrook Spinster (gr. I) at Keeneland for the second straight year.