Headlines for Friday, July 25, 2003

  • Mister Acpen Will be Gunning in Eddie Read

    There could be a traffic jam on the lead in Sunday's $400,000 Eddie Read Handicap (gr. IT) at Del Mar, with a field of six speedy horses likely to gun for the front in order to get the best position.

  • Frankel, Bailey Can Keep it Going with Sightseek

    One week after winning Belmont's Mother Goose (gr. I) with Spoken Fur and the Delaware Handicap (gr. II) with Wild Spirit, the Hall of Fame combination of trainer Bobby Frankel and jockey Jerry Bailey join forces for Sunday's $250,000 Go for Wand Handicap (gr. I) with the immensely talented Sightseek.

  • Trademark captures the Bernard Baruch Friday at Saratoga.

    Trademark Takes Bernard Baruch

    Finding a hole off the rail just after turning for home, Trademark showed a devastating kick while rallying to win the 45th running of the Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Friday.

  • Gygistar Wins in Return at Saratoga

    Edward P. Evans' Gygistar won Friday's third race at Saratoga, a six-furlong allowance event, by 5 3/4 lengths under Jerry Bailey.

  • Meadow Farm Purchased for Virginia State Fair

    The State Fair of Virginia may be coming to Meadow Farm. Atlantic Rural Exposition Inc. (ARE), the company that operates the State Fair of Virginia, completed on Monday its purchase of the 347-acre birthplace of Secretariat. The purchase price is reported to be $5.3 million.

  • Magna Plans to Satisfy Agreement with Maryland Commission

    Magna Entertainment Corp. and the Maryland Racing Commission are working on a document that would satisfy Magna's agreement to spend $5 million on upgrades at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course by Aug. 31, said Mike Hopkins, executive director of the commission.

  • Moviegoers line up at a Cinemark Regal Theatres location in Lexington, Ky. to see the movie Seabiscuit.

    The Reading Room: 'Seabiscuit' Hits the Screen

    As the movie Seabiscuit is rolled out nationally this weekend, critics from coast to coast have voiced their opinions. Here are links to selected reviews in other media.

  • Buffy, 'Kat' Work Toward San Clemente

    Brian Allen and Stronach Stables' Grade II winner Buffythecenterfold will likely make her turf debut in the $150,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) on Aug. 2 at Del Mar, trainer Mel Stute said.

  • Two Surviving Saddlebreds Doing Well

    Cats Don't Dance and Sassational, the two surviving American Saddlebreds injected with a caustic substance several weeks ago, were recovering yesterday (June 21) at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Associates (HDM) in Lexington, Ky.

  • Jockey Douglas Wins 7 of 9 at Arlington

    Rene Douglas, Arlington's leading jockey, won the first five races on Arlington Park's nine-race card Thursday and a total of seven victories from nine mounts on the program.

  • 1986 Kentucky Derby winner Ferdinand, with Bill Shoemaker aboard.

    Death of a Derby Winner: Slaughterhouse Likely Fate for Ferdinand

    Ferdinand, the 1986 Kentucky Derby winner who went on to capture the following year's Horse of the Year title with a dramatic victory over 1987 Derby hero Alysheba in the Breeders' Cup Classic, is dead. <i>The Blood-Horse</i> has learned the big chestnut son of Nijinsky II died sometime in 2002, most likely in a slaughterhouse in Japan, where his career at stud was unsuccessful.