Headlines for Wednesday, July 2, 2003

  • Formal Miss Takes on 11 in Lone Star Oaks

    Formal Miss, a South Florida stakes winner preparing for the upcoming Saratoga meeting, is the 5-2 favorite for Friday night's $100,000 Walmac Lone Star Oaks.

  • Don Six Carries Local Hope in Jersey Shore

    Trainer Frank Generazio Jr. has high hopes for the 3-year-old colt Don Six, who carries the family colors in Friday's $100,000 Jersey Shore Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) at six furlongs at Monmouth Park.

  • Lukas Looks to Make History in Debutante

    The Debutante Stakes (gr. III) has been run at Churchill Downs for more than a century. A win in Friday's 103rd renewal by D. Wayne Lukas would put the Hall of Fame trainer in very exclusive territory. Lukas will be shooting that day for an unprecedented fifth victory in the race.

  • Aldebaran, winning the Met Mile.

    Aldebaran Returns in Tom Fool on Home Turf

    Aldebaran, who finished third in the June 14 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, will shorten up from that race's nine-furlong distance when he competes in Friday's seven-furlong Tom Fool Handicap at Belmont.

  • Eight Fillies Entered for Prioress

    House Party, who has already won three stakes races this year, will be among the eight fillies headed to the gate for Friday's grade I Prioress Stakes at Belmont Park.

  • The Greatest Game Ready for Second Lottery

    The Greatest Game, an owner-development program under the auspices of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, has scheduled its next lottery for July 8 in Lexington.

  • Here and There

    Brisnet.com has introduced a series of three online handicapping contests...Members of the Dance Theater of Harlem's Cast from "St. Louis Woman" visit Belmont Thursday.

  • Two Track Records in One Day at Colonial

    The first day of July brought two new track records to Colonial Downs near New Kent, Va. After a sprinkler malfunctioned, all nine of the Tuesday's scheduled races were run on the main track.

  • Les Bois Park Back on Track

    Racing is scheduled to resume Wednesday night at Les Bois Park. On Sunday the track's jockeys refused to continue racing after the fourth race due to unsafe track conditions. Three horses were injured that day, one catastrophically.

  • Drug Testing Protocol Slated for Graded Stakes in '04

    The American Graded Stakes Committee plans to install a drug testing protocol for all graded stakes in 2004 that will require laboratories to perform tests for approximately 140 parent drugs and their analytes.

  • Lone Star Submits Plan for Second Thoroughbred Meet in '04

    Lone Star Park reached an agreement Tuesday to transfer its 2004 Quarter Horse dates to Sam Houston Park, which would allow Lone Star to conduct a fall Thoroughbred meet around the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Eliot Spitzer, New York AG "applauds" NYRA actions.

    New York AG Approves of NYRA Action on Security, Money-Handling

    New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said he came away from a one-hour meeting with New York Racing Association Chairman Barry Schwartz convinced that NYRA will now be taking steps to improve the operations he sharply criticized last month following a three-year investigation.

  • New Pennsy Track Plan: All Slots Profits to Horsemen

    The Pennsylvania Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has submitted an application for a license for a Thoroughbred racetrack that would be built in the Lehigh Valley. If approved, daily purses would eventually average $1 million a day under a plan whereby all profits from slot machines would go back to horsemen.