Headlines for Thursday, April 3, 2003

  • Roll Hennessy Roll Gallops for Lafayette

    Stan Fulton's multiple stakes-winning 3-year-old Roll Hennessy Roll arrived at Keeneland from California and looked magnificent as he galloped over the track Thursday morning preparing for Sunday's Lafayette Stakes.

  • Embassy Belle Ready to Chime in Las Cienegas

    Embassy Belle is winless in two starts in the United States, but the 5-year-old Irish-bred mare has far from disgraced herself. She returns to the downhill turf course Saturday in the $100,000 Las Cienegas Handicap (Gr. III) for older fillies and mares.

  • Medaglia d'Oro Finds Short Oaklawn Field

    Medaglia d'Oro, whose connections bypassed last weekend's Dubai World Cup, will lead a small field to the post with top weight of 122 pounds in Saturday's $500,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II).

  • Wooden Phone Returns in San Bernardino

    Jim and Marilyn Helzer and Tom Durant's 6-year-old Wooden Phone, out for 15 months after fracturing a shoulder, returns to action as the 119-pound high weight in Saturday's $150,000 San Bernardino Handicap (gr. II) for older horses at Santa Anita.

  • Artax Handicap Attracts Richter Scale Rematch

    Double G Stable's Tour of the Cat, winner of the Richter Scale Breeders' Cup Sprint Championship (gr. II) last month, is the high weight with 118 pounds in Saturday's $100,000 Artax Handicap at seven furlongs at Gulfstream Park.

  • Supah Blitz Tackles Aventura Stakes

    Bee Bee Stables and Jacqueline Tortora's Supah Blitz, fourth in the Florida Derby and second in the Fountain of Youth (both gr. I) at Gulfstream earlier this season, may go favored in Saturday's $250,000 Aventura Stakes at the Hallandale Beach oval.

  • Man Among Men Shows Improving Signs

    Man Among Men, a disappointing seventh in the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) on March 16, will attempt to regain his footing on the Triple Crown trail when the son of Gentlemen runs in the $500,000 Arkansas Derby on April 12.

  • Unbeaten Lady Tak Faces Six in Ashland

    Seven of the best 3-year-old fillies in North America were entered Thursday morning for the 66th running of the $500,000 Ashland Stakes at 1 1/16 miles Saturday.

  • First White Horse Award To Honor Heroic Act

    The Race Track Chaplaincy of America's first annual White Horse Award will be presented during a special White Horse Heroes luncheon at Santa Anita Park's Seabiscuit Court October 23, two days before the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Jeune King Prawn to Stand at Newlands in Australia

    Hong Kong group II winner Jeune King Prawn, who raced for Philip S.H. Lau, will enter stud at Mr. and Mrs. Walter Alteri's Newlands Thoroughbreds Farm near Seymour in the Australian state of Victoria

  • Author to Host Book Signing at Keeneland

    Children's book author/illustrator Barbara Libby will entertain children and adults with a reading of her new book<i>I Rode the Red Horse: Secretariat's Belmont Race</i>, at Keeneland's "Breakfast With the Works" Saturday.

  • Mezzo Soprano Removed From Oaks Future Wager

    Wagering on Godolphin's Mezzo Soprano in Churchill Downs' first Kentucky Oaks Future Wager ("KOFW") was suspended shortly before the opening of the four-day pool Thursday.

  • Danzig Colt Brings Record Price At Doncaster

    A Danzig colt became the highest-priced horse ever sold at the Donacaster breeze-up sale in England when he brought 140,000 guineas (approximately $231,980) from Teruya Yoshida's Shadai Farm of Japan. It was the first time that a Japanese buyer had ever participated in the auction and the first time that a Danzig offspring had been offered at the sale.

  • Harlan's Holiday Repeats as Ohio-Bred Horse of Year

    For the second consecutive year, the Ohio Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' Association has named Harlan's Holiday Horse of the Year. The Horse of the Year and divisional honors were presented at an awards dinner March 29.