Headlines for Tuesday, February 4, 2003

  • Crafty C. T., winning the 2001 San Rafael.

    Crafty C. T. Working Toward San Carlos

    Carl Grether's Crafty C. T., who ended 2002 with back-to-back third-place finishes in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) and Cigar Mile (gr. I), is gearing up for his return to action as a 5-year-old and worked five furlongs in :58 4/5, handily, at Santa Anita Tuesday morning.

  • Montbrook Colt Sets New Record at OBSC Sale

    A colt by Montbrook established a new record at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s selected 2-year-olds in training sale after garnering a sale-topping bid of $1.2 million at Calder Race Course Tuesday.

  • Adminniestrator May Be Bound for Singapore

    Sunshine Millions Turf hero Adminniestrator is expected to make his next start in either the March 15 San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT) at 1 ½ miles over Santa Anita's turf course, the nine-furlong Singapore Classic (gr. IIIT), which will be contested on March 7 at Singapore Racecourse, or the 10-furlong Singapore International Cup (gr. IT), which will be run at on May 17, according to trainer Paddy Gallagher.

  • Doneraile Court Colt Brings $400,000 at OBSC Sale

    A colt from the first crop of Seattle Slew stallion Doneraile Court brought a final bid of $400,000 from agent John Ferguson to top the early returns at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s selected 2-year-olds in training sale at Calder Race Course on Tuesday.

  • Top Mares Lined Up for Rock of Gibraltar

    Rock of Gibraltar, the son of Danehill who won a European record seven consecutive group I events, has a line up of top mares awaiting his presence at stud

  • Congaree cruises to victory in the San Antonio Handicap Sunday at Santa Anita Park.

    Bailey Guides Congaree to Comfortable Win

    Jockey Jerry Bailey may have a decision to make after riding Stonerside Stable's Congaree to a comfortable victory in Sunday's $250,000 San Antonio Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita for trainer Bob Baffert.

  • Here and There

    Bits and pieces from around the industry...

  • Kentucky Plans Equine Reproductive Health Monitoring System

    Kentucky's horse industry is proceeding with a plan to develop a computerized equine reproductive health monitoring system at the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) after hearing and approving a proposal Monday from a Virginia-based epidemiologist.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Statehouse Blues

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- The governors of New York and California may strike deals that will hurt the racing industry.

  • Alabama HBPA: Return of Live Racing is Objective

    A representative of the Alabama Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association said that, despite concerns from a few National HBPA affiliates, the organization is working to improve the outlook for Thoroughbred racing in the state.

  • The Pensioner

    <i>By John Russell </i> -- Despite the generosity of the sport at large, the funds directed toward the survival, care, and rehabilitation of most of the horses that are no longer wanted on the racetrack or in the breeding shed are relatively small.


    Gray/roan colt, foaled April 16, 2000<br>El Prado--Smooth Swinger, by Kris S.


    Dark bay/brown colt, foaled March 19, 2000<br>Robannier--El Fox, by Grey Dawn II

  • Magna Reports Two Tracks Operating at Loss

    In a Jan. 31 report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Magna Entertainment said two of its racetracks have experienced operating losses over the past two years, and the impact will be assessed when the company releases its 2002 financial statement.