Headlines for Monday, June 2, 2003

  • Trebizond Tops Field for Meadow Brook 'Chase

    Steeplechasers will be part of the Triple Crown show at Belmont Park this week, as a solid field of 11 was entered for Thursday's $100,000 Meadow Brook Stakes (National Steeplechase Association grade I) over National Fences.

  • Eclipse Press Releases Book Chronicling Seabiscuit's Racing Career

    Eclipse Press has delved into the archives of its parent company, Blood-Horse Publications, and compiled "The Seabiscuit Story," using firsthand accounts of Seabiscuit's life and racing career as originally reported in the pages of <i>The Blood-Horse </i>magazine.

  • Recovered from Bruised Foot, Take Charge Lady Sharp in Workout

    Select Stable's Take Charge Lady, who was scratched from the Louisville Breeders' Cup (gr. II) on Kentucky Oaks Day when she suffered a bruised foot on the eve of the race, returned to serious training on Monday with a sizzling four-furlong breeze at Churchill Downs.

  • Senor Swinger Sizzles in Churchill Breeze

    Crown Royal American Turf (gr. III) winner Senor Swinger tuned up for his return to the grass in Saturday's $200,000-added Jefferson Cup (gr. III) with a blistering five furlong work over the Churchill Downs main track on Monday.

  • Scrimshaw, with trainer D. Wayne Lukas, had a strong workout Monday.

    Scrimshaw Sharp in Five-Furlong Workout

    Robert and Beverly Lewis' Scrimshaw, winner of the Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) and third-place finisher in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), completed his major training for Saturday's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) with a strong five furlong work on Monday at Churchill Downs.

  • No Belmont for Midway Road; Ohio Derby Next

    Trainer Neil Howard confirmed Monday that William S. Farish's Midway Road would skip the Belmont Stakes in favor of a run in the $300,000 Ohio Derby (gr. II) at Thistledown on June 21.

  • Three Supplemented to Saturday's Epsom Derby

    Dutch Gold, Kris Kin and Norse Dancer were each supplemented Monday at a cost of £90,000 for Saturday's Vodafone Derby at Britain's Epsom Downs. With 21 other horses nominated at the five-day confirmation stage, the purse for the classic of £1.47 million will make it the richest race ever run in Europe.

  • Best Minister, Belmont Stakes supplement winning the Sir Barton Stakes.

    Best Minister Flashes Speed in Belmont Work

    John Phillips and partners' Sir Barton Stakes winner Best Minister zipped a half-mile in a quick :47 at Belmont Park on Monday as the Deputy Minister colt continued to progress toward Saturday's Belmont Stakes.

  • Japan Might Also Have Triple Crown Winner

    Japan saw its first Triple Crown contestant in six years clinch the series' first two legs, as Neo Universe claimed his sixth victory in a row, the Nippon Derby by half a length June 1 at Tokyo Racecourse.

  • Secretariat Love Fest in Virginia

    A sign that hung at Meadow Farm, a painting and photos ripped out of their frames, and dishes were among the items that were signed by Penny Chenery, Ron Turcotte, Jim Gaffney, and Bill Nack at the Secretariat celebration held Saturday in Caroline County, Virginia.

  • First Winner for Rubiyat

    Grade II stakes-placed Rubiyat was represented by his first winner when his son Rubi Echo won June 1