Headlines for Thursday, November 13, 2003

  • Pass Rush to Make Indiana Homecoming

    Pass Rush, 2002 Horse of the Year in Indiana, will make his first start at Hoosier Park Saturday in the $100,000 Michael Schaefer Mile.

  • Sarafan Tunes Up for Possible Japan Cup Start

    Sarafan, prepping for a planned start in the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) on Nov. 30, captured a $54,000 classified allowance event in a tune-up at Hollywood Park Thursday.

  • Lion Heart Tests Stakes Rivals in Hollywood Prevue

    Lion Heart, the $1.4-million sales topper at February's Fasig-Tipton auction, will attempt to parlay an impressive debut victory into a graded stakes triumph on Saturday when heading a field of seven in Hollywood Park's $100,000 Hollywood Prevue Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-olds.

  • Krone Back in New York for Long Island 'Cap

    Five years after riding her last race in New York, Julie Krone – the most successful female jockey of all time – returns to the Big Apple on Saturday to pilot Team Valor Stables' Banyu Dewi in the $150,000 Long Island Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Aqueduct turf.

  • Honeymoon Winner Quero Quero Nears Return

    Quero Quero, a 3-year-old filly who surprised with an upset victory in the Honeymoon Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Hollywood Park in June before going to the sidelines, is scheduled to return in the $70,000-added Audrey Skirball-Kenis Stakes Nov. 23, trainer Paulo Lobo said Thursday.

  • Maddy Winner Belleski Confirmed for Matriarch

    Belleski, winner of the Senator Ken Maddy Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita in her last start Oct. 11, will return in the $500,000 Matriarch (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park Nov. 30, trainer John Sadler confirmed Thursday.

  • Owner Seymour Cohn Dead at 92

    Seymour Cohn, who was involved in racing for more than 50 years, died today in New York. He was 92.

  • CDSN Pulls All Signals from Southern Racing Co-Op

    In apparent reaction to an impasse in negotiations between the Southern Racing Cooperative and Churchill Downs Simulcast Network over the Hollywood Park signal, CDSN has ceased sending any of its simulcasting signals to the racing cooperative's member tracks.

  • Casual Look, Film Maker Rematch in Mrs. Revere

    Courtlandt Farm's Film Maker and William S. Farish's Casual Look, the first and third-place finishers in Keeneland's prestigious grade I Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, are set for another turf showdown on Saturday at Churchill Downs as an overflow field of 13 fillies meet in the 13th running of the $150,000-added Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT).

  • Horse of the Year All Along Pensioned

    Alec Wildenstein's All Along, the 1983 Horse of the Year, has been pensioned. The 24-year-old mare is at Three Chimneys Farm near Lexington.

  • Five Stakes On De Francis Undercard

    The $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (grade I) is the headline event of Saturday's Fall Festival of Racing, but the day also features five additional stakes races on the 10-race program.

  • McDynamo Heads Steeplechase Field

    Heavy favorite for the steeplechase Eclipse Award, Michael Moran's McDynamo will try to extend his winning streak to five in Sunday's season-ending Colonial Cup (Gr. I) at Springdale Race Course in Camden, S.C.

  • Irgun to Three Way Farm in Illinois

    Irgun, a 12-year-old son of Sunny's Halo, will stand the 2004 breeding season at Three Way Farm near Nashville, Ill. The grade I winner previous stood at John T.L. Jones' Walmac International near Lexington. His 2004 stud fee will be $1,250 live foal.

  • High Winds KO Racing at Aqueduct, Laurel, Woodbine

    One day after leading to cancellation of the last two races at Hawthorne Race Course in Illinois, high winds also cancelled the Thursday card at New York's Aqueduct, Laurel Park in Maryland, and Woodbine in Canada.

  • Cartier Horse of the Year Dalakhani, winning the French Derby.

    Cartier Awards: Dalakhani is European Horse of the Year

    The Aga Khan's Dalakhani, winner of the Grand Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) and French Derby (Fr-I), was named Europe's Horse of the Year when the Cartier Awards were presented in London on Wednesday. The ceremony was held at London's Four Seasons Hotel.

  • Pennsy Governor Says Tracks Must Be Protected

    Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell isn't against having slot machines at locations other than racetracks, but he said if that's the case, it's imperative the tracks and the horse racing industry be protected.