Headlines for Monday, July 28, 2003

  • Azeri, on quest to defend this Breeders' Cup Distaff victory and Horse of the Year title.

    Azeri to Make Next Start in Del Mar's Hirsch

    The long-awaited decision on where Horse of the Year Azeri will run next has been made. The 5-year-old daughter of Jade Hunter will run for a second straight year in the grade II, $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap at Del Mar on Sunday, Aug. 10.

  • During Confirmed for Jim Dandy

    James McIngvale's Swaps Stakes (gr. II) winner During will make his next start in Sunday's Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga, trainer Bob Baffert said on Monday.

  • Film Maker gets first stakes win in Lake George.

    Film Maker Writes Winning Script in Lake George Stakes

    Those anxious to see the movie <i>Seabiscuit</i> should have bet on Film Maker in the Lake George Stakes (gr. IIIT) Monday at Saratoga. She came from off the pace to win the 1 1/16 mile race for 3-year-old fillies.

  • Sarava, in his Belmont victory.

    Sarava Improving: 'Not Out of the Woods Yet'

    The condition of 2002 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Sarava was improving on Monday, one day after he underwent emergency colic surgery, but trainer Bob Baffert said New Phoenix Stable's Wild Again colt was "not out of the woods yet."

  • World Racing Series Gains Rolls-Royce as Sponsor

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd. has signed a sponsorship agreement with the World Series Racing Championship, which has been without a sponsor since the departure of Emirates Airlines following the 2001 series.

  • Rainy Belmont Meet Suffers Decrease in Handle

    On-track attendance was up 2.8% at the Belmont Park spring meeting but on-track and total handle both suffered decreases, the New York Racing Association reported.

  • Empire Maker Favored in BC Future Pool

    Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Empire Maker was made the 7-2 favorite for the Breeders' Cup Classic, Powered by Dodge (gr. I) in future book wagering conducted this weekend.