Headlines for Friday, June 20, 2003

  • Hollywood Gold Cup in Perfect Drift's Sight

    Stonecrest Farm's Perfect Drift, winner of last week's $750,000-added Stephen Foster (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, will most likely be heading to Hollywood Park for his next race.

  • Ruis Notches First Riding Win at Hollywood

    Mick Ruis, who recently completed his sophomore year at Poway High School near San Diego, "graduated" from the maiden jockey ranks at Hollywood Park in the second race Thursday, guiding Aetha to victory in a race for $8,000 claimers at 1 1/16 miles.

  • Former Trainer Smiley Adams Dies at 67

    William E. "Smiley" Adams, who trained Robert and Verna Lehmann's Master Derby to win the 100th running of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) in 1975, died June 19 at the Veteran's Affairs Hospital in Lexington. He was 67.

  • Russian Rhythm, with Kieren Fallon aboard, winning the Coronation Stakes.

    'Russian' Finds 'Rhythm' in Coronation Stakes

    Cheveley Park Stud's Russian Rhythm, the Sagitta One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) winner last month, added the Coronation Stakes (Eng-I) to her growing resume Friday at Royal Ascot.

  • Pollard Sells 180 Acres of Hermitage Farm

    Hermitage Farm owner Carl Pollard announced Friday that he has sold the western-most 180 acres of the farm to Hermitage Properties LLC, a limited liability company headed by Ron Carmicle.

  • Cherokee Run Filly Brings $270,000 to Top OBS Opener

    A Cherokee Run filly whose quarter-mile breeze in :21 1/5 June 14 was the fastest at the distance, went to Arosa Farms for $270,000 to top the June 17 opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. 2003 June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age.

  • Saratoga Simulcasts to Belmont

    For the first time ever, racing fans in New York will be able to watch and wager on the entire Saratoga meeting this summer from Belmont Park. In the past, Aqueduct served as the Saratoga simulcast site.

  • High Accolade (yellow cap) captures King Edward.

    High Accolade Clear in King Edward VII Stakes

    Lady Tennant's High Accolade rallied to the lead just inside the final furlong to win the 1 1/2-mile King Edward VII Stakes (Eng-II) for 3-year-olds at Royal Ascot Friday afternoon. The 5-2 favorite in the eight-horse field covered the distance over the good-firm going in 2:28.45.

  • Former Officers of TVG Parent Charged by SEC

    Henry Yuen, the former chairman and CEO of Gemstar-TV Guide International, parent company of the Television Games Network (TVG), has been charged in a civil lawsuit by the Securities and Exchange Commission with securities fraud, lying to auditors, and falsifying the company's books.

  • Belmont Ball Raised $175,000 for Research

    The Belmont Ball, hosted by the New York Racing Association on June 5 at Belmont Park, raised more than $175,000 for the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. The black-tie event this year honored internationally renowned equine artist Richard Stone Reeves and also paid tribute to Affirmed on the 25th anniversary of his Triple Crown triumph.

  • Mobil 2-1 Choice to Motor in Queen's Plate

    Mobil, unbeaten in two stakes starts this year including the Plate Trial Stakes, is the 2-1 morning line choice for Sunday's $1,000,000 (Canadian) Queen's Plate at Woodbine.

  • Serey's Trainer's License Revoked

    Trainer Juan Serey has had his license revoked by New York regulators, who found him "financially irresponsible'' and, therefore, unable to remain in business as a Thoroughbred trainer.