Headlines for Wednesday, November 19, 2003

  • Jockeys Plan Japan-to-Hollywood Double Duty

    Jockeys Alex Solis, Victor Espinoza and Corey Nakatani will be busy on Nov. 30. All three have been able to make flight arrangements that will enable them to ride in both the $4 million Japan Cup (Jpn-I) and the $600,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) and $500,000 Matriarch (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park later in the day.

  • Bowman Mill Good Fit in Hollywood Turf Cup

    Trainer Michael Dickinson hopes for better luck with Bowman Mill in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT) Saturday than he had with the horse's half-brother, Cetewayo, in last year's 1 1/2-mile turf test last year.

  • Maryland's 2004 Dates Approved

    Live racing will be offered for 220 days in Maryland next year. The Maryland Racing Commission recently approved the the Maryland Jockey Club's schedule.

  • Brandon Whitacre Breaks Maiden With His Second Mount

    Apprentice rider Brandon Whitacre scored his first career victory with his second career mount when he piloted Pyrite Gun ($7.80) to a ground saving victory in the fourth race at Laurel Park.

  • CDSN Simulcast Signals Back at Lone Star Park

    The simulcasting of Churchill Downs Simulcast Network signals from Calder Race Course, Churchill Downs, Hollywood Park and Hoosier Park has resumed at Lone Star Park after a five-day hiatus. A verbal agreement was reached between Lone Star Park and CDSN Wednesday morning, shortly after Lone Star withdrew from the Southern Racing Cooperative.

  • Funny Cide Now a Florida Resident

    New York's favorite gelding has headed south for the winter. Dual classic winner Funny Cide arrived at Gulfstream Park Wednesday morning.

  • Clark or Cigar for Crafty Shaw?

    Crafty Shaw's connections are weighing their options after the horse's recent Schaefer Mile win...Take Charge Lady could make her final start in the Nov. 27 Falls City.

  • Paddock at Monmouth Park, which would be sold if recommendation is followed.

    NJSEA Advised to Sell Meadowlands, Monmouth

    A recommendation to sell control of Monmouth Park and Meadowlands was made to an executive committee of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, giving the latest indication the NJSEA is seriously contemplating selling the two racetracks to a private investor.

  • Louisville Horse Art Project Launched

    Following on the hoofs of successful efforts in Lexington and Ocala, Fla., Louisville, Ky., will soon be filled with artistic horses that will eventually be auctioned.

  • Denon, will race for new owner in Japan Cup.

    Fusao Sekiguchi Buys Millionaire Denon for Japan Cup

    Japanese owner Fusao Sekiguchi purchased the entire interest in millionaire Denon from Edmund Gann and the Niarchos family's Flaxman Stable and plans to run him in the Nov. 30 Japan Cup (Jpn-I).

  • Progress Made in Pimlico Barn Closure Dispute

    The first indication a deal might be worked out to keep Pimlico's stable open for the winter emerged Tuesday. Meetings took place between horsemen's leadership and track management in a Baltimore office and between horsemen's leadership and angry Pimlico backstretch workers in the Pimlico track kitchen.

  • Gotham City to Applebite in California

    Gotham City, who showed record speed at the 2000 Barretts March sale of 2-year-olds in training, has joined the stallion roster at Joan Rogers' Applebite Farms near French Camp, Calif.

  • MTR Gaming Plans Temporary Slots Parlor in Pennsylvania

    MTR Gaming Group Inc., which has been granted a state license to build a horse racing track in Pennsylvania, has plans to build a temporary slot machine parlor where customers can gamble during the two years it will take to build the track.