Headlines for Monday, November 24, 2003

  • Kentucky Derby Trail: 2-Year-Old Riches Still Abound

    This is the eighth in a series of early looks at next year's potential Derby horses. With the Remsen Stakes and Kentucky Jockey Club to be run Saturday, and the Hollywood Futurity next month, there still are a number of exciting 2-year-olds who could vault into prominence.

  • Deere Sponsors Hollywood Turf Festival, Hollywood Derby

    John Deere, title sponsor of the $2 million John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) and the John Deere Turf Division of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, will be the presenting sponsor of the Hollywood Turf Festival, to be held Nov. 28-30 at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif. John Deere will also be the presenting sponsor for the grade I, $600,000 Hollywood Derby, to be run Sunday, Nov. 30.

  • Hot Mail May Join Golden Rod Field

    Richard, Elaine and Bert Klein's Hot Mail breezed over a "good" track at Churchill Downs on Monday and trainer Steve Flint said the homebred daughter of Souvenir Copy was a strong candidate to run in Saturday's 60th running of the 1 1/16-mile, $200,000 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II).

  • Scholarship Established to Honor Hirsch

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and <i>Daily Racing Form </i> announced Monday the creation of the Joe Hirsch Scholarship, named after the legendary DRF columnist who will retire later this month after 55 years of covering Thoroughbred racing.

  • Trainers Petition for Detention Barn in Southern California

    Southern California-based trainers will ask the California Horse Racing Board to establish a detention barn for "in-today" horses. For the past month, trainers have circulated a petition for the detention barn, which supporters say is needed to combat an uneven playing field caused by horsemen who are allegedly using illegal and untested-for medications to enhance the performance of their horses.

  • Nathan Scherr, Raced Preakness Winner Aloma's Ruler, Dead

    Nathan "Red" Scherr, a Baltimore builder who won the 1982 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) with Aloma's Ruler, died Nov. 21 of Parkinson's disease at Cherrywood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Reisterstown. Md.