Headlines for Thursday, December 4, 2003

  • Outofthebox to Ocala Stud in Florida

    Grade I winner Outofthebox, who covered 104 mares at Richard Simon's Sez Who Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla., in 2003 in his first season at stud, will be relocated to Michael O'Farrell's Ocala Stud Farm.

  • Spoken Fur, winning the Mother Goose.

    Grade I Winner Spoken Fur Retired

    Spoken Fur, who developed into one of the year's top 3-year-old fillies for Amerman Racing Stables and trainer Bobby Frankel, has been retired from racing.

  • Beard, Fair Grounds Racing Official, Passes Away

    Raymond J. Beard, a longtime racing official, who worked at Fair Grounds for more than a decade, died Wednesday at his home, one day before what would have been his 62nd birthday.

  • TVG Hits the Delta Jackpot

    TVG will present live, on-site coverage of the $1 Million Delta Jackpot, the nation's second richest race for Thoroughbred juveniles, tomorrow from Delta Downs. Post time for the race, which has drawn a field of 10, is 10:52 p.m. Chris Kotulak will be on hand to cover the action for TVG.

  • New Jersey Commission Seeks Fine of Horsemen's Group

    Although the New Jersey Racing Commission has asked a state court judge to levy a large fine against the state's Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, and for permission to take over the finances of the organization because of gross mismanagement, one of its top officers said he is confident that the complaint will be dismissed.

  • NTRA: More TV Time, Higher Purses for Summer Stakes

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has approved a proposal for expanded television coverage and up to $2 million in purse enhancements in the Breeders' Cup Stakes Program as part of a new-look summer racing schedule.

  • Political Whit to Peach Lane in Louisiana

    Texas champion Political Whit, who won or placed in 16 stakes from 23 career starts, will stand the 2004 season at Peach Lane Farms near Opelousas, La.

  • Breeders' Cup Distaff upset winner Adoration is probable favorite for Sunday's Bayakoa Handicap.

    Eight Likely for Bayakoa Handicap

    Adoration, the 121-pound highweight and probable favorite, and Bare Necessities top the probable eight horse field for Sunday's Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) at Hollywood Park.

  • New York Legislation Would Tighten Licensing Standards

    <br>With scandals at the New York Racing Association having left a string of criminal convictions over the past couple years, the chairman of the Senate racing committee has proposed legislation to tighten state law to ensure convicted felons cannot obtain racing licenses in New York.