Headlines for Thursday, July 31, 2003

  • Posse Heads Amsterdam Round-Up

    Heiligbrodt Racing Stable's Posse will be chasing his fourth straight stakes victory Saturday when he faces six top 3-year-old sprinters in the $150,000 Amsterdam Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga.

  • Gold Cup Winner Congaree Works at Del Mar

    Hollywood Gold Cup winner Congaree, a possible starter in Del Mar's Pacific Classic (gr. I) worked a sharp six furlongs Thursday morning at Del Mar.

  • Toccet Works on Turf at Pimlico

    Dan Borislow's Toccet, with the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe among his targets, had his first turf work Thursday, breezing 6 furlongs in 1:19 at Pimlico. Trainer John Scanlan had to move the work from his Laurel Park base because the turf course was closed for workouts.

  • Buffy, Atlantic Ocean to Battle in San Clemente

    Led by multiple graded stakes winners Buffythecenterfold and Atlantic Ocean, a field of nine 3-year-old fillies go to the gate for Saturday's $250,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) at one mile on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course.

  • Toccet Breezes on Turf for First Time

    Toccet, the promising 3-year old who fell off the Visa Triple Crown trail with a right leg injury in February, worked on the grass at Pimlico Race Course, covering six furlongs in 1:19. Trainer John Scanlan had to move the work from his Laurel Park base because the turf course was closed for workouts.

  • Medaglia d'Oro, favored in Whitney.

    Medaglia d'Oro Faces Stiff Test in Whitney

    Medaglia d'Oro and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Volponi are among a contentious field of eight older horses entered for Saturday's $750,000 Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Persian Punch Stays on to Win Goodwood Cup

    Fan favorite Persian Punch collected the second stakes win of his 10-year-old campaign with a gutsy victory in the two-mile Lady O Goodwood Cup (Eng-II).

  • Majestic Missile Hits Target in Molecomb

    Flying Tiger Partnership's 2-year-old colt Majestic Missile earned his first stakes win with a sharp one-length victory in the Betfair Molecomb Stakes (Eng-III) at Goodwood.

  • The Tatling Rallies to Win King George

    Dab Hand Racing's The Tatling rallied from last and overtook the field inside the final furlong to win the King George Stakes (Eng-III) at Goodwood.

  • Funny Cide, left, 8-5 morning line favorite for Haskell Invitational.

    Funny Cide Draws 5 Post as 8-5 Favorite for Haskell

    Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Funny Cide drew the number five post position and was installed as the 8-5 morning-line favorite when seven horses were entered for Sunday's $1-million Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Monmouth Park.

  • Eclipse Award Ceremony Set for South Florida

    The 33rd annual Eclipse Awards ceremony, honoring divisional champions for the 2003, will be held Monday, January 26, 2004 at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Fla.

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  • EEE on the Rise; Florida Hardest Hit

    Eastern equine encephalitis case reports have risen into the hundreds this year, with confirmation of equine cases in at least nine states as the virus seemingly moves northwest from hot spots in the Southeast.

  • ReRun Maryland to Hold Educational Programs

    ReRun Maryland at Greener Pastures, located at the former Wear family estate in Cecilton, Maryland, will launch a series of educational programs August 23 with "Evaluating the Ex-Racehorse for a Second Career."

  • Delta Downs Set for $50-Million Expansion Project

    Boyd Gaming announced plans July 30 for a $50-million expansion at Delta Downs in Vinton, La. In a conference call on Boyd's second-quarter earnings, the company said Delta Downs, which has slot machines, has become of its "best performers."