Headlines for Wednesday, July 16, 2003

  • Kentucky to Celebrate Seabiscuit July 19

    The Commonwealth of Kentucky and the cities of Lexington and Louisville have officially declared July 19 Seabiscuit Day – the same date that the movie about the great racehorse premieres in those two cities.

  • Tough Field Hopes to Stop Summer Colony

    Edward P. Evans' Summer Colony will attempt to become the fifth back-to-back winner of the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. II) Sunday when she faces seven foes in the 66th renewal of the filly and mare classic at Delaware Park.

  • Harty Holds Ruler's Court in Hollywood

    Trainer Eoin Harty, who has the favorite, Ruler's Court, in Saturday's Hollywood Juvenile Championship (gr. III), is off to his best North American start for Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum.

  • Nothing Definite for Gold Cup Hero Congaree

    Stonerside Stables' homebred Congaree emerged from his three-length victory in Sunday's Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) in good shape, trainer Bob Baffert said, but that no plans have been made for a next start for the 5-year-old Kentucky-bred son of Arazi.

  • Pletcher Breaks Belmont Victory Mark

    Trainer Todd Pletcher broke Frank "Pancho" Martin's 21-year-old Belmont Park spring-summer meeting record for victories when he saddled Zawzooth for a win in Wednesday's $65,000 My Juliet.

  • NYRA's Mystery Voucher Promo Stopped Mid-Stream

    After mailing out 180,000 vouchers to its fans, the New York Racing Association has scuttled its marketing tool known as the "mystery voucher'' program after state regulators ordered new safeguards implemented in the program.

  • Consortium Completes Portion of Model Drug Policy

    The Racing Medication and Drug Testing Consortium reached unanimous agreement Tuesday on several sections of a model drug-testing policy that will be brought to various state regulatory agencies for review later this year.

  • Injured Saddlebreds Continue Treatment: One in Critical Condition

    Five American Saddlebreds injected with an unknown caustic substance several weeks ago continue to recover from their injuries under the care of several practitioners. Hyperbaric oxygen chamber therapy continues for the animals, and a medication that promotes tissue restoration has been added to the treatment regimen.

  • Gearing Up for Glorious Goodwood

    Goodwood's five-day meet is only two weeks away, so potential runners for the nine group races, including the group I Sussex Stakes and Vodafone Nassau Stakes, are nearing their final preparations. Among the group winners expected to race at Goodwood are Nayyir, Islington, Casual Look, Russian Rhythm,

  • Fusaichi Pegasus filly tops opening day at Fasig-Tipton.

    Fu Peg Filly Tops Fasig-Tipton Opener

    A filly sired by Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus and produced from the Peruvian champion La Chaposa was purchased by Stan Fulton's Fleetwood/New Wave for $800,000 as the top-priced offering at Wednesday's Fasig-Tipton Kentucky summer yearling sale.