Headlines for Tuesday, May 27, 2003

  • Mineshift, winning the Pimlico Special.

    Mineshaft Works Toward Stephen Foster

    William S. Farish's Mineshaft, an impressive winner of the Pimlico Special (gr. I) in his most recent start, breezed four furlongs at Churchill Downs on Tuesday as trainer Neil Howard prepares the colt for a run in the $750,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) on June 14.

  • Evening Attire Works Again; Suburban May be Next

    Jockey Club Gold Cup winner Evening Attire breezed five furlongs over Belmont's training track rated good in 1:02 2/5 with exercise rider Danny Vogt up. The 5-year-old colt has not run yet in 2003. This was his fifth work of the year.

  • Belmont contender Scrimshaw, winning the Lexington Stakes.

    Scrimshaw, Midway Road Work at Churchill Downs

    Midway Road and Scrimshaw, the second- and third-place finishers in the Preakness Stakes, both turned in solid works Tuesday. Whereas Scrimshaw is a confirmed starter for the Belmont Stakes, no decision has been made yet regarding Midway Road.

  • Mule Match Race: Black Ruby Defeats Taz--Again

    The first match race at Los Alamitos in more than 10 years lived up to the hype, as mules Black Ruby and Taz put on another competitive and charismatic show before the world famous Black Ruby defeated her archrival once again.

  • Ascot's Development Plan May Affect 2005 Royal Meeting

    The huge redevelopment plan at Britain's Ascot Racecourse, involving an all-new grandstand and costing £180 million, has yet to receive planning permission but speculation continues to mount about which other British racecourse might host the 2005 royal meeting.

  • MRLS Workshop Proceedings Available

    The Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station has published the scientific papers from the August 2002 workshop on Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome, convened at the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center.

  • Florida EEE Case Count Escalates to 68

    The number of Eastern equine encephalitis cases in Florida has risen to 68 for this year, further substantiating an earlier suspicion that 2003 will be a tough year for fighting the disease. Florida's case count for all of 2002 was 25 horses.