Headlines for Tuesday, April 1, 2003

  • Congaree, who will likely start in the Carter Handicap.

    Congaree Works in Bullet Time; Carter Likely

    Stonerside Stables' grade 1 winner Congaree will likely race next in the $350,000 Carter Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct on April 12, trainer Bob Baffert said. The 5-year-old son of Arazi finished second by a nose to Milwaukee Brew in the Mar. 1 Santa Anita Handicap (gr.) in his last start.

  • Purse Considerations Shelve MassCap for One Year

    An extension of its current meet to compensate for the loss of Thoroughbred racing at Rockingham Park led Suffolk Downs to cancel this year's $500,000 Massachusetts Handicap, its premier event.

  • NTRA Announces Mystery Mutuel Giveaway

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that vouchers worth $2.4 million-including a $1 million grand prize-have been mailed to more than 500,000 consumers as part of next week's NTRA Mystery Mutuel Voucher promotion.. The vouchers are redeemable for cash on April 12 at participating racetracks and OTBs.

  • Stevens Ready to Let Buddy Gil Talk for Himself

    Jockey Gary Stevens is excited about the progression of Buddy Gil and is anxious for his 3-year-olds actions to speak louder than words in Saturday's Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Storm Flag Flying Favored in Inaugural Oaks Future Wager

    Storm Flag Flying, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) and champion 2-year-old filly of 2002, has been installed as a narrow morning line favorite for the first Kentucky Oaks Future Wager, which will open its inaugural four-day run on Thursday.

  • Florida Derby winner Empire Maker atop field for Future Wager final pool.

    Empire Maker Solid Favorite In Derby Future Wager

    Juddmonte Farms' Empire Maker, the record-breaking winner of the Florida Derby (gr. I), has been installed as the 3-1 morning line favorite for the third and final pool of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which opens its four-day run on Thursday.

  • Quality... Pure and Simple (con't.)

    Nina Hagen hardly sits still for a second. Like many farm owners she is the boss, hired hand, receptionist, and syndicate manager. At 5 feet 1 inch tall, this former gymnast vaults from fielding phone calls to breeding mares with equal ease. Her business and her favorite hobby share her backyard, where a son of Deputy Minister stands just inches from a garden box bursting with vibrant green lettuce and thriving herb bushes. Hagen has woven all of her loves--dogs, horses, gardening, cooking, decorating, and family--into the 100 acres she and her husband, Ron, share at El Dorado Farms near Enumclaw, Washington.

  • Quality... Pure and Simple

    Nina Hagen hardly sits still for a second. Like many farm owners she is the boss, hired hand, receptionist, and syndicate manager. At 5 feet 1 inch tall, this former gymnast vaults from fielding phone calls to breeding mares with equal ease. Her business and her favorite hobby share her backyard, where a son of Deputy Minister stands just inches from a garden box bursting with vibrant green lettuce and thriving herb bushes. Hagen has woven all of her loves--dogs, horses, gardening, cooking, decorating, and family--into the 100 acres she and her husband, Ron, share at El Dorado Farms near Enumclaw, Washington.

  • Horse Chestnut Back at Claiborne

    Horse Chestnut, who underwent colic surgery at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington, arrived back at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky.

  • Empire Maker, favorite for the Kentucky Derby, winning the Florida Derby.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Watch--Week 11 (April 1)

    Ministers Wild Cat, likely favorite in Saturday's Santa Anita Derby, soared from 13th to fifth on the latest weekly list of leading Kentucky Derby contenders compiled by Steve Haskin, senior correspondent for The Blood-Horse.

  • Ten Most Wanted Works Easy Half

    Ten Most Wanted, a contender for Saturday's $500,000 Illinois Derby (gr. II), work an easy half Tuesday at Hawthorne. He went :25.2, :38.0, and :49.4 in a breeze, galloping out 1:03.3 for the five-eigths of a mile under jockey Larry Sterling Jr. for trainer Wally Dollase.

  • Anees, champion 2-year-old male of 1999.

    Central Kentucky Stallion Anees Breaks Leg

    Anees, champion 2-year-old male of 1999 who is standing his third season at stud at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington, fractured his left front leg in a paddock accident

  • E Dubai, sidelined from breeding activity.

    Darley Stallion E Dubai Sidelined

    Grade II winner E Dubai, who is standing his first season at stud at Darley at Jonabell near Lexington, was removed from stallion service March 25.

  • Georgia Resolution Would Authorize Vote on Racing

    A resolution to authorize a constitutional amendment on pari-mutuel horse racing and simulcasting has been introduced in the Georgia House of Representatives. The measure also calls for approval by municipalities or counties.

  • Gemstar Reports Net Loss; TVG Revenue on Rise

    Gemstar-TV Guide International reported a net loss of $6.23 billion, mainly from write-downs for goodwill, for fiscal year 2002. Meanwhile, the company's interactive platform sector, which includes the TV Games Network, posted revenue gains.