Headlines for Wednesday, July 23, 2003

  • Baffert Has Options for During, Needs Rider

    James McIngvale's Swaps Stakes (gr. II) hero During will likely make his next start in either the $1 million Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr.I) at Monmouth Park on Aug. 3, the $500,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga on the same day or the $600,000 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Park on Aug. 9, trainer Bob Baffert said.

  • Ashado nears the finish line to win The Schuylerville in a heavy rain at Saratoga.

    Prado Guides Favored Ashado in Schuylerville

    Edgar Prado rode four winners, including Ashado in the $150,000 Schuylerville (gr. II) on a rainy Wednesday afternoon, opening the 135th Saratoga Race Course season with a strong start in his bid to defend his Spa jockey title.

  • Magic Weisner coming back from bout with West Nile.

    Magic Weisner's Miracle Comeback Begins Thursday

    On Friday, moviegoers all across America will witness the emotional comeback of Seabiscuit and his jockey, Red Pollard, in the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap. One day earlier, at Laurel Race Course, another comeback will take place that is pretty remarkable in its own right.

  • Plenty of Green Fillies in CTBA Stakes Friday

    A group of 10 2-year-old California bred fillies, including two first-time starters, was entered in Friday's $125,000 California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Stakes. The fillies will run 5 1/2 furlongs on the main track.

  • Honor In War Heads Big Field in Arlington 'Cap

    Grade I stakes winner Honor in War carries top impost of 120 pounds while heading a field of 11 turf specialists entered in Saturday's $250,000 Arlington Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Arlington Park.

  • Jockey Campbell Treated for Concussion

    Jockey Jesse Campbell was treated and released from Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights Wednesday after sustaining a concussion in the second race when he fell from his mount, Great Eight, just before the finish line at Arlington Park.

  • Sharper Owsley Faces Bien Nicole in Modestly

    Arthur B. Hancock III's Owsley, a multiple graded stakes winning mare, invades from New York as the 120-pound high weight for Saturday's $150,000 Modesty Handicap (gr. III) at Arlington Park.

  • Eleven Entered for Saratoga's Bernard Baruch

    Nine turf specialists will try and topple Bill Mott, who has a three-year winning streak in the Bernard Baruch Handicap. Mott plans to saddle Del Mar Show and Patrol for the $150,000 race on Friday.

  • Santa Anita Introduces "Seabiscuit" Tours

    Santa Anita Park will offer free, guided tram tours of areas of the famed racetrack associated with the legendary horse Seabiscuit. The tours will begin Saturday, July 26, the day after the Universal motion picture <i>Seabiscuit</i> opens nationwide.

  • Kentucky OTB Handles $313 Million in 10 Years

    Kentucky Off-Track Betting Corp., owned by four of the state's racetracks, celebrated its 10th anniversary with total handle of $313 million through June 30. The corporation was formed in November 1992.

  • Seven Set for New York Derby

    Seven entrants are set to compete in Saturday's $125,000 New York Derby, the richest race on the calendar this season at Finger Lakes racetrack.

  • Booklet to Stand at Glencrest

    The Greathouse family's Glencrest Farm has purchased an interest in grade I winner Booklet from owner John C. Oxley for stallion duty at the Midway, Ky., farm.