Headlines for Monday, November 3, 2003

  • Symboli Kris S, just after crossing the finish line to become the first consecutive winner of the autumn Emperor's Cup at Tokyo Racecourse.

    Favored Symboli Kris S Wins Emperor's Cup

    Race favorite American-bred Symboli Kris S (Kris S.--Tee Kay, by Gold Meridian) answered fans expectations Nov. 2 with a record win of the fall version of the prestigious Emperor's Cup at Tokyo Racecourse. It was the first time in the race's 64-year history that a horse has won the fall version two years in a row, the third year in a row foreign-bred runners have topped the field.

  • Coolmore Ups Fasliyev's fee to 75,000 Euros

    Coolmore freshman stallion Fasliyev, who is on the verge of becoming the all-time leader by number of 2-year-old winners in a single year, has his fee upped from 20,000 euros (approximately $23,000) to 75,000 euros ($87,000) for 2004.

  • Elvstroem Wins Rematch in Victoria Derby

    From the moment Danehill colts Kempinsky and Elvstroem staged their Derby-prep war at Moonee Valley, they dominated discussions for the 149th Victoria Derby (Aust-I). Such prep performances invariably incur an awesome weight of expectation.

  • Win Crafty Lady, topped Fasig-Tipton sale.

    Win Crafty Lady Tops Solid Fasig-Tipton Sale

    Win Crafty Lady, producer of grade I winner Harmony Lodge and grade II winner Graeme Hall who is in foal to Giant's Causeway, brought a final bid of $900,000 to top the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky selected fall mixed sale Sunday night.

  • Budget Plan Would Put VLTs at New York OTBs

    Video lottery terminals would be permitted at off-track betting facilities in New York under a plan being considered by state budget negotiators. The idea is being promoted to deal with another huge, multibillion-dollar budget looming over the next two years and a failure by racetracks to get VLTs up and running quickly enough to send revenue-sharing money to the state.