Headlines for Thursday, March 13, 2003

  • Ron Warren Rides 3,000th Winner

    Jockey Ron Warren, Jr. reached a career milestone Thursday at Golden Gate Fields when he scored his 3,000th career victory aboard Tin And Tonic in the seventh race.

  • Field Favored in Derby Future Wager; Kafwain 9-1

    With the field favored at 7-2 at the completion of the first day of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2, Louisiana Derby (gr. II) runner-up Kafwain attracted the most individual action Thursday.

  • Adminniestrator Will Go Long in San Luis Rey

    Adminniestrator, who has won his last two races, including the inaugural $500,000 Barretts/CTBA Turf at 1 1/8 miles in the Sunshine Millions on Jan. 25, will stretch out to 12 furlongs in Saturday's $250,000 San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita.

  • Major Idea Rallies in Some Sensation

    The Thoroughbred Corp.'s Major Idea rallied from fifth place to post a half-length victory over Star Vega in the $83,800 Some Sensation Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Thursday at Santa Anita Park.

  • Bien Nicole Battles Mandy's Gold at Oaklawn

    Kris & John Richter's Bien Nicole, who won five races in a row at five different racetracks last year before finishing third in the Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT), will carry high weight of 123 pounds in Saturday's $200,000 Oaklawn Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III).

  • Lake Lady, Miss Lodi Meet in Victoria Lass

    Lake Lady and Miss Lodi, two of the most talked about 3-year-old fillies at Fair Grounds last season, finally hook up in Saturday's $100,000 Victoria Lass Handicap in New Orleans.

  • Gainesway Farm stallion Broad Brush.

    Broad Brush Returned to Gainesway After Treatment

    Leading sire Broad Brush returned to Graham J. Beck's Gainesway Farm near Lexington March 11 following treatment for septic arthritis of his left front fetlock at Rood and Riddle equine clinic.

  • Seven Slated for Saturday's Toboggan

    The Toboggan won't be run at Affirmed Success' favorite distance of seven furlongs, but the gelding is still an early favorite for Saturday's sprint.

  • Without Definitive Test, Battling EPO Use Big Challenge

    Officials said the classification of erythropoeitin -- the blood-doping agent commonly known as EPO -- as a prohibited practice has curbed its use in some jurisdictions but a definitive test for the substance is a must if any regulation is to have teeth.

  • Mezzo Soprano Sings in UAE One Thousand Guineas

    The decision of Australian jockey Kerrin McEvoy to prolong his first trip to Dubai and resist the lure of the rich Autumn Carnival in Sydney paid immediate dividends when the former French-trained filly Mezzo Soprano won the US$250,000 UAE One Thousand Guineas at Nad Al Sheba Thursday night.

  • Wayne D. Wright, Rode Shut Out to Derby Win, Dead

    Retired jockey Wayne D. Wright, who rode Greentree Stable's Shut Out to victory in the 1942 Kentucky Derby and also won the Preakness and Belmont Stakes other years with other mounts, died March 11

  • 2003 World Cup Attracts Fewer Journalists

    The threats of terrorism and a possible war between the U.S. and Iraq have resulted in fewer journalists planning to attend the Dubai World Cup on March 29 at Nad al Sheba Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Cox Cable to Carry TVG

    The Television Games Network (TVG) announced today it has reached a multi-year agreement with Atlanta-based Cox Communications, Inc. to carry the 24-hour horseracing and interactive waging network.

  • Stakes Producer Dynawite Dead

    Mrs. Harold Cole's homebred stakes winner Dynawite died Feb. 25 at age 16 from foaling complications