Headlines for Friday, March 7, 2003

  • Golden Shaheen Candidates Work

    Disturbingthepeace, Captain Squire and Avanzado turned in quick works in southern California Friday as they prepare for a possible journey to Dubai later this month for the Golden Shaheen Sprint.

  • Tin Man Out With Virus, to Miss San Luis Rey

    San Luis Obispo (gr. IIT) winner The Tin Man will not run in the Mar. 15 San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT) and will likely miss the remainder of the Santa Anita meet. Trainer Richard Mandella says River God, Pleasantly Perfect and Kudos are ready for action.

  • Sightseek, making first start for rider Jose Valdivia Jr.

    Sightseek Brings Gas to Stellar 'Margarita Cast

    Sightseek is the lone speed in Sunday's $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (gr. I), which drew a small but stellar cast of six older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles at Santa Anita.

  • Frankel Can Add Florida Derby to His Empire

    With three straight Eclipse Awards, Brooklyn-born trainer Bobby Frankel has been the master of all he has surveyed. Last year, his runners earned more than $17.7 million and he won 14 grade I races. But one has always eluded him: the Florida Derby.

  • Mott, Bailey Old Hands at Winning Canadian Turf

    The Bill Mott-Jerry Bailey combination is a potent force in Gulfstream Park grass stakes, so it will be no surprise if Live Oak Plantation's Miesque's Approval goes off a short price in Sunday's $100,000 Canadian Turf Handicap (gr. III) at 1 1/16 mile.

  • Monmouth Oaks Left Off Stakes Schedule

    Led by the $1 million Haskell Invitational Handicap on August 3, Monmouth Park will offer $3.25 million in graded stakes during its upcoming meeting, which opens May 24. However, the Monmouth Oaks (gr. II), which previously has produced Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) winner Spain and Unbridled Elaine, has been eliminated.

  • Fighting EPO Use Proving a Tough Fight

    Though testing for the blood-doping agent erythropoietin (EPO) remains in its infant stages, a view into the prevalence of the drug on North America's backstretches is beginning to come into focus.

  • NTRA Promotes Pair

    Peggy Hendershot has been promoted to vice president of corporate communications, and Ayse Nahum has been elevated to the position of vice president of information systems, it was announced Friday by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA).

  • William S. Farish, Lane's End Farm owner.

    Farish on Dubai World Cup: 'It's Going to be a Very Tough Decision'

    William S. Farish, the owner of Lane's End Farm and U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, says the possibility of a military conflict between the United States and Iraq brings into question the status of the $6-million Dubai World Cup at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates on March 29.