Articles posted March 28, 2003

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Garrett Gomez Resurfaces at Santa Anita

Jockey Garrett Gomez, a Santa Anita visitor Thursday who hasn't ridden since late last year, said he plans to take care of some personal matters and lose some weight before resuming his riding career before the current meet ends on April 20.

Aqueduct Bans Smoking on Sunday

Aqueduct Park will not allow smoking anywhere within its building beginning Sunday in order to comply with the New York City "Smoke-Free Air Act."

Kafwain DQ'd from Louisiana Derby; Baffert Wants Uniformity

Kafwain DQ'd from Louisiana Derby; Baffert Wants Uniformity

The Thoroughbred Corp.'s Kafwain was disqualified from his second-place finish in the March 9 Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds because he raced with an excessive amount of the bronchodilator clenbuterol. Trainer Bob Baffert did not appeal so Kafwain could make his next racing engagement, but he has called for uniformity in medication rules.

NTRA Announces PAC Board Members

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association NTRA announced March 29 the board members for the NTRA Political Action Committee (PAC).

Call Me Lefty Named Sam Houston Horse of the Meet

Call Me Lefty, winner of two Texas Stallion stakes, was voted horse of the meet for the 2002/03 Sam Houston Race Park meeting. The 3-year-old Texas-bred is owned and bred by the Christine S. Moore Family Limited Partnership and is trained by Tommie Morgan. He was also named top 3-year-old of the meet.

Del Mar Announces '03 Stakes Schedule

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club released its 2003 stakes schedule, and for the third year in a row, will offer 27 added-money events. The 43-day stand -- opening July 23 and running through Sept. 10 -- will be the track's 64th season of Thoroughbred racing. All told, the 27 stakes will be worth $6,125,000.

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