Headlines for Sunday, November 9, 2003

  • 2004 Kentucky Derby contender Birdstone won the Champagne Stakes.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Zito Loaded For Bear

    This is the first in a series of early looks at next year's 3-year-olds and where they might stack up on the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) trail. Right now, it is Nick Zito, Richard Mandella, and Todd Pletcher who have the numbers.

  • Trainer Richard Mandella, closed out Oak Tree meet with stakes win.

    Mandella Ends 'Crazy' Oak Tree Meet with Win

    Richard Mandella, who made history by winning four Breeders' Cup races on Oct. 25, closed out the Oak Tree meeting at Santa Anita in style Sunday by winning the $74,150 Avigaition Stakes with 7-5 favorite Crazy Ensign.

  • Prospective buyers looking at horse in walking ring at Keeneland.

    Buyer Borth Hopes for Another Shot of Gold

    Rick Borth paid a top price of $200,000 for a half-brother to stakes winner Shot of Gold during Sunday's session of the November Breeding Stock Sale at Keeneland.

  • Quantum Merit Shows His Worth in NY Series

    Quantum Merit, West Virginia, Ma Femme and So Sweet a Cat registered victories in Sunday's New York Stallion Series, a four-race showcase for state-bred horses at Aqueduct.

  • Veterans' Day Card Opens Hollywood Meet

    Bobby Frankel, the nation's leading trainer with a North American record $17.8 million in purses, will saddle two horses in the $70,000 Bien Bien Stakes Tuesday when Hollywood Park opens its 23rd Autumn Meet with a special Veterans' Day card.

  • Tizbud, en route to Cal Cup Classic victory.

    A Star Buds in Cal Cup Classic

    Tizbud finally resembled his big brothers Budroyale and Tiznow with a decisive victory Saturday in the $250,000 California Cup Classic at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting.

  • Caught in the Rain by a Nostril in Athenia 'Cap

    Well-traveled Caught in the Rain rallied under jockey Richard Migliore to get a nostril in front in a three-nose win photo to take the $113,000 Athenia Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares Saturday on the Aqueduct turf at 1 1/16 mile.

  • Almuhathir Could Provide Value in Stuyvesant

    Shadwell Stable's Almuhathir, who missed time over the summer because of nagging foot problems, figures to be a fair price Tuesday on Aqueduct's special Veterans' Day card when he starts in the $100,000 Stuyvesant (gr. III) at 1 1/8 mile.

  • Groups That Oppose Slaughter Ban Target of Letter

    Blue Horse Charities has stepped up the campaign for passage of legislation to ban horse slaughter with a strongly worded letter and a full-page advertisement on the back page of the Nov. 8 edition of <i>Daily Racing Form</i>.