Headlines for Monday, June 16, 2003

  • Kabel Chooses Mobil for Queen's Plate

    The last time Todd Kabel had to choose between Queen's Plate mounts, he found himself in the winner's circle in Canadian Thoroughbred racing's most prestigious event. This year, he's hoping for a similar result aboard Mobil, owner Gus Schickedanz's talented 3-year-old colt, in Sunday's race.

  • International Stars Among Million Nominees

    A vastly improved Denon, runaway winner of the Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) on Belmont Stakes Day, and Moon Ballad, winner of the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) earlier this spring, head a group of 109 Thoroughbreds nominated to this summer's Arlington Million (gr. IT) at Arlington Park.

  • Sky Mesa Breezes 6 Furlongs For Dwyer Stakes

    John Oxley's undefeated Sky Mesa, who has not run since his victory in last fall's Lane's End Breeders' Futurity, breezed 6 furlongs in 1:14 1/5 Monday morning in preparation for the July 6 Dwyer Stakes.

  • Newsells Stud Sending Yearlings to Keeneland, Saratoga Sales

    Klaus Jacobs' English-based Newsells Park Stud, which has assembled an 85-strong broodmare band in just three years, has unveiled its draft of yearlings to be offered this year at the major northern hemisphere auctions, including four at Saratoga and eight at Keeneland September.

  • Accelerator's First Winner

    Graded stakes winner Accelerator was represented by his first winner when his daughter Hop On It won June 14

  • Los Alamitos Plan Reduces Workers' Comp Costs

    Backed into a corner by workers' compensation insurance rates expected to soar to 70% of trainer payroll, Quarter Horse officials at Los Alamitos Race Course in Southern California are fighting back with a plan that will cut costs by more than half in most cases.

  • King of the Heap's First Winner

    Grade I winner King of the Heap was represented by his first winner when his daughter, High On Luck, won June 15