Headlines for Tuesday, February 11, 2003

  • Churchill Downs has put Ellis Park up for sale.

    Churchill Indicates Desire to Sell Ellis Park

    Churchill Downs Inc. reported a gain in earnings for 2002 but indicated it's looking to sell Ellis Park, the western Kentucky racetrack it purchased in 1998 as part of a $22 million package. The company's financial statement for 2002 was released Feb. 11.

  • Washington Champions Announced

    Sabertooth, winner of the 67th running of Longacres Mile<br>(gr. III), was named 2002 Washington-bred horse of the year <br>Saturday.

  • Tampa Bay Downs to Host Florida Cup Day

    The inaugural Florida Cup Day will be held at Tampa Bay Downs on April 6, giving Florida-breds a chance to compete for an estimated $500,000 in purses.


    Chestnut colt, foaled January 27, 2000<br>Storm Cat-Hopespringsforever, by Mr. Prospector

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    Bay colt, foaled May 21, 2000<br>Deputy Minister--Hollywood Wildcat, by Kris S.

  • Composure, left, ridden by Jerry Bailey, beats Elloluv, ridden by Patrick Valenzuela, in the ,000 Grade I Santa Anita Oaks, Saturday, March 8, 2003, at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo)


    Bay filly, foaled April 22, 2000<br>Touch Gold-Party Cited, by Alleged

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    Chestnut colt, foaled January 22, 2000<br>Gentlemen-La Favorita, by Nikos

  • Indy Dancer To Run in Risen Star

    Undefeated Indy Dancer, who has won both his career starts, will make his stakes debut in Sunday's Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds instead of the Fountain of Youth, trainer Todd Pletcher said.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Time to Tune In

    <i>By Ray Paulick </i> -- While for some the trail to the Triple Crown begins the minute a healthy foal hits the ground, a more realistic starting point is when the first major prep races are shown on live television.

  • Not Again

    <i>By Billy Reed </i> -- Aw rats, not again. That was my reaction. Vindication, the unbeaten 2-year-old champion male and favorite for the 129th Kentucky Derby, will miss the world's most coveted race because of a strained ligament in his right foreleg.

  • Field Set for Kentucky Derby Future Wager

    Handicapper Mike Battaglia has established the mutuel field as the favorite for the first round of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool that opens at noon on Thursday, Feb. 13 and continues through Sunday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Breeders' Cup Foal Nominations Decrease

    Breeders' Cup Ltd. said 13,846 foals were nominated to the Breeders' Cup program in 2002, an 8.3% decrease in nominated foals from 2001.

  • Chris Harn, awaits sentencing in B.C. Ultra Pick 6 scandal.

    Sentencing of Ultra Pick 6 Conspirator Delayed

    Sentencing for all three former Drexel University fraternity brothers convicted in the Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 scandal will take place March 11 in United States District Court in the Southern District of New York.

  • Texas Commission to Step Up Licensing Practices

    Because of increased concerns over homeland security, the Texas Racing Commission will soon require personnel to show proof of identity prior to receiving a license to work at a Texas racetrack.

  • French Trainer Louis Bellocq Dead

    Louis Bellocq, former jockey and trainer and the younger brother of longtime Daily Racing Form cartoonist Pierre "PEB" Bellocq, died Jan. 29

  • Report: Offer Could Be Made For Ellis Park

    The owners of Balmoral Park and Maywood Park in Illinois are interested in purchasing Ellis Park, the western Kentucky racetrack owned by Churchill Downs Inc., according to published reports.