Headlines for Friday, November 14, 2003

  • Shake You Down Looks to One-Up De Francis Dash Rivals

    Robert Cole Jr.'s Shake You Down heads a field of 10 in Saturday's $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I). The 4-5 morning line choice might be the most accomplished entry in the field, but he still has plenty to contend with.

  • Maktoum's Touch of the Blues Retired

    Touch of the Blues, a 6-year-old horse who finished second in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) last month, has been retired, trainer Neil Drysdale reported Friday from Hollywood Park.

  • De Seroux Works Group I Winner Alberto Giacometti

    Alberto Giacometti, a group I winner in Europe, worked on the Hollywood Park turf course for the first time Friday in preparation for his U.S. debut in the $600,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) on Nov. 30.

  • First-Time Trainer Leo Powell Thinking Big

    Debuting trainer Leonard Powell, 27, plans to send out his first starter, Labirinto, in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup, a grade I test at 12 furlongs at Hollywood Park on Nov. 22. "I've got to start somewhere," said Powell with a chuckle.

  • Bailey Aims at Stakes Mark in Florida Million

    Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey can set a new North American single season record for stakes wins by a jockey this weekend when he ventures to Calder Race Course in Miami for five stakes mounts on Saturday's big Florida Million card.

  • Dr. Kashnikow Chases River City Hat Trick

    Erdenheim Farm's two-time defending winner Dr. Kashnikow bids for a rare Churchill Downs 'hat trick' when he takes on a strong field of veteran turf stars in Sunday's $150,000-added River City Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Mongoose to Signature Stallions in Florida

    John Sikura of Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington has announced that Mongoose, the Grade I-winning son of perennial leading sire Broad Brush, who stood the 2003 season at Hill 'n' Dale, will be moved to Florida to stand the 2004 breeding season at William Schettine's Signature Stallions near Reddick, Fla.

  • Handle, Attendance Declines at Oak Tree

    Excluding the record-breaking handle figures for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships program, the Oak Tree Racing Association season concluded Nov. 9 with a slight decline in total handle and declines in on-track handle and on-track attendance.

  • Soul of the Matter Returning to the U.S.

    Soul of the Matter, who has stood his entire seven-year stud career at the Breeders Stallion Station in Japan, returns to the U.S. for the 2004 breeding season at Ernest Auerbach's E. A. Ranches near Santa Ysabel, Calif.

  • Country Life Adds Parker's Storm Cat

    Filling the void left when his half-brother Malibu Moon was recently moved to Castleton Lyons Farm near Lexington, Parker's Storm Cat will enter stud in 2004 at the Pons family's Country Life Farm near Bel Air, Md. The son of Storm Cat's fee will be $3,000.

  • Conscience Clear Relocating to Florida

    Stakes-placed Conscience Clear will be relocated for the 2004 breeding season to Martin Stables South near Reddick, Fla. He will stand for $2,500.

  • Winter closure would send some Pimlico backstretch workers to other tracks and leave many unemployed.

    Maryland Horsemen Seek To Block MJC Simulcasts

    In the continuing dispute over the Maryland Jockey Club's closing of the Pimlico stables for the winter, the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association has voted to try to stop the MJC from simulcasting out-of-state races.

  • Wild Deputy Moving to New Mexico

    Wild Deputy has been relocated for the 2004 breeding season from Valley Creek Farm in California to Weatherly Horse Farm near Anthony, N.M. His fee will remain $2,500.

  • Entepreneur to Liberty Stud

    Entepreneur, a 6-year-old son of Cure the Blues who stood his first season at stud last year at The Stallion Park, will relocate to Liberty Stud near Ghent, N.Y. for the 2004 breeding season. His fee will be $1,500 live foal.