Headlines for Wednesday, October 8, 2003

  • Fogelsonger Sidelined with Hand Injury

    Agent Michelle Barsotti reported that jockey Ryan Fogelsonger will not ride Wednesday and Thursday after a horse he was working at Hollywood Park Tuesday flipped in the shed row, injuring Fogelsonger's left hand.

  • Siphonizer Questionable for BC Juvenile

    Siphonizer's status for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Oct. 25 at Santa Anita was undecided after the fourth-place finisher in the Norfolk as the 7-2 co-second choice displaced his soft palate in the race.

  • BC Sprint Door Open for Captain Squire

    Bob Bone and Jeff Diener's Ancient Title Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. I) runner-up Captain Squire will be pre-entered on Oct. 14 for the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), but a decision on whether or not the 4-year-old son of Flying Chevron will run won't come until later, trainer Jeff Mullins said.

  • Breeders' Cup Receives Favorable Ruling Against JMG

    A California judge has issued a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction precluding Jockeys International Management Group from continuing with plans to allow jockeys it represents wear advertising at this year's the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship races on Oct. 25 at Santa Anita.

  • Full Field for Friday's Raven Run

    Thirteen 3-year-old fillies were entered Wednesday morning for the fifth running of the grade III, $150,000-added Raven Run, to be run at seven furlongs on Friday, Oct. 10. Contention runs deep as several of the entrants are already graded winners.

  • Racing & Gaming Summit Returns to Arizona

    Ascend Media Gaming Group and the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program have announced the conference lineup for the second Racing & Gaming Summit, Dec. 9 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson.

  • Aud Invited To Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

    With the defection of Janice R. Whitham's Solar Echo, Keeneland racing secretary Ben Huffman has invited Willmott Stable's Aud to run in the grade I, $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup on Saturday, Oct. 11.

  • McDynamo, tops field for Breeders' Cup Steeplechase.

    Twelve Horses Nominated to Breeders' Cup Steeplechase

    One Breeders' Cup winner will be decided a week before the Oct. 25 World Thoroughbred Championships--the Breeders' Cup Steeplechase will take place Oct. 18 in New Jersey. The results of the race often have a strong influence on the Eclipse Award voting for top steeplechase horse.

  • Churchill Unveils Kentucky Derby 130 Logo

    The world famous Twin Spires, traditional Derby roses, and a horse and rider in full flight are among the key design elements of Churchill Downs' official logo for the 130th running of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) on May 1, 2004.

  • Funny Cide, with trainer Barclay Tagg.

    Funny Cide to Face Older Horses in Empire Classic

    Sackatoga Stable's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Funny Cide will likely make his next start in the $250,000, nine-furlong Empire Classic as part of Belmont Park's "New York Showcase Fall Festival" on Saturday, Oct. 18.

  • Truckee to Magali in California

    Stakes winner Truckee has been relocated to Magali Farms near Santz Ynez, Calif., from Lakeview Thoroughbred Farm near Lakeview in the Golden State.

  • Tinners Way to Key Ranch in Texas

    Millionaire and grade I winner Tinners Way, from the final crop of Secretariat, has been bought by Phil Leckinger and Jerry Hardin for stallion duty at Joe Kerby's Key Ranch near Salado, Texas.

  • Melnyk Buys Schettine's Broodmares

    Eugene Melnyk, owner with wife Laura of Winding Oaks Farm near Ocala, Fla., privately purchased 37 of William Schettine's mares.

  • Oaklawn Completes Track Base Project

    Oaklawn Park has completed the overhaul of its racetrack, which included rebuilding the base and renovating the racing surface. Horses are scheduled to arrive at the Arkansas track around Dec. 1.

  • It's Double Shifts as Churchill Plows Through Rebuild

    Construction crews at Churchill Downs are working double shifts in an effort to complete the steel skeleton of the racetrack's new six-story clubhouse before the start of the fall meet Oct. 26.

  • Kentucky Farm Managers Hear Fletcher-Pence Views on Industry

    The Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club welcomed Kentucky Lt. Governor candidate Steve Pence to its Oct. 7 meeting. The candidate discussed what role the Fletcher-Pence administration would play in promoting the Thoroughbred industry. The state election is Nov. 4

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Scrap the Vote

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Creation of an Eclipse Awards points system gives racing fans something to follow year-round.

  • New Look, New Layout at the Big A

    Fans making their way to Aqueduct for the Oct. 29 opening day of the fall meeting will see some changes at the racetrack. Construction has changed access and the entrances to some areas, but live racing will continue through Dec. 31.

  • Miracles

    <i>By Lenny Shulman</i> -- Remember the good old days when only injuries kept horses from running in the Breeders' Cup?