Grade I winners Manistique and Golden Ballet, both owned by Aaron and Marie Jones, produced offspring Feb. 10
- By Tom LaMarra
Legislation authorizing Quarter Horse racing and simulcasting has been introduced in the Kentucky House of Representatives.
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.
Sabertooth, winner of the 67th running of Longacres Mile
(gr. III), was named 2002 Washington-bred horse of the year
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
Storm Cat-Hopespringsforever, by Mr. Prospector
Bay colt, foaled May 21, 2000
Deputy Minister--Hollywood Wildcat, by Kris S.
Bay filly, foaled April 22, 2000
Touch Gold-Party Cited, by Alleged
Chestnut colt, foaled January 22, 2000
Gentlemen-La Favorita, by Nikos
Feathers, a broodmare prospect who was a graded stakes winner in Canada, brought $270,000 on Monday to top the final session of Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's winter mixed sale.
Hong Kong champion Fairy King Prawn and Jeune King Prawn have been retired. Both champions raced for Philip S.H. Lau and were trained by Ivan Allen
Composure, Man Among Men, Ministers Wild Cat, and Ozzie Cat have joined the list of leading Kentucky Derby contenders compiled by Steve Haskin, senior correspondent for The Blood-Horse magazine.
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.
By Ray Paulick -- 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.
By Billy Reed -- 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.
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 Ltd. said 13,846 foals were nominated to the Breeders' Cup program in 2002, an 8.3% decrease in nominated foals from 2001.
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.
There's a lot of love going around at Delta Downs. Beginning on Feb. 14, Valentine's Day, the track will increase purses an average of 40%, with open races feeling the uptick the most.
The number of equine abortions in Central Kentucky remains ahead of last year's pace based on the most recent report issued by the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center on Tuesday.
- By Steve Haskin
Steve Haskin's Derby Watch; Week 4 (Cont.)
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.
Louis Bellocq, former jockey and trainer and the younger brother of longtime Daily Racing Form cartoonist Pierre "PEB" Bellocq, died Jan. 29
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.
William Inglis & Son's San Miguel premier yearling sale in Australia eposted an 18% increase in gross revenue and a 12% upswing in average price during its two sessions.
J.C. "Sonny" Morton, who owned Morton-Davis Truck Bodies, died Jan. 16.
William Inglis & Son's Australian weanling and broodmare sale will return this year to its traditional Easter dates immediately following the Australian Easter yearling sale.
Multiple stakes winner Sold to Wallstreet will stand at Stacy Hinton's Silver Creek Farm near Peekin, Ind.
A share in 2003's leading first crop sire, Distorted Humor, brought $225,000 to top the Stallion Access February sale of seasons and shares on Monday at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's Newtown Paddocks near Lexington.
Godolphin Cat, a 5-year-old son of Storm Cat, will enter stud at Tom Swales IV's Tee-N-Jay Farm near Monroe, N.J.
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