Headlines for Monday, August 18, 2003

  • Valenzuela Replaces Stevens in Match Race With Krone

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela has agreed to replace the injured Gary Stevens in a match race against Julie Krone scheduled for Sunday, September 7. Billed as the Battle of the Sexes Match Race, the event will pit the pair in a two-turn race on equally matched horses.

  • Five Likely For Pacific Classic; Reba's Gold, Outta Here Withdrawn

    Trainer Dan Hendricks withdrew Reba's Gold from consideration for Sunday's 13th running of the $1-million, grade I Pacific Classic at 1 1/4 miles on Del Mar's main track. The defection leaves the list of prospects for the track's signature event at five: Medaglia d'Oro, Milwaukee Brew, Candy Ride, Kudos and Fleetstreet Dancer.

  • Eight Committed to Del Mar Oaks

    Headed by San Clemente Handicap winner Katdogawn and multiple stakes winner Atlantic Ocean, a field of at least eight appears likely for Sunday's 47th edition of the grade I, $300,000 Del Mar Oaks.

  • Stevens Sidelined One Month; Clarifies His Condition

    Gary Stevens, who miraculously escaped serious injury after being thrown by Storming Home a stride from the wire in the Arlington Million, has asked "Seabiscuit" author, Laura Hillenbrand, to update his condition to clear up some inaccuracies and let everyone know how he's doing.

  • Harlan's Holiday, retired to stud.

    It's Official: Harlan's Holiday Retired

    Multi-millionaire, multiple grade I winner Harlan's Holiday has been retired from racing because of an injury suffered while finishing last in the Aug. 16 Saratoga Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II).

  • TVG Revenues Soar

    TVG Network reported that revenues for the quarter ending June 30 totaled $3.9 million, an increase of 82.7% over the same period one year ago. For the first six months of this year, revenues rose 91.4% from the year-earlier period to total $5.8 million.

  • Livingston, Campbell to Sign Books

    Eclipse Press authors Barbara Livingston and Cot Campbell will be part of a five-person autographing session at Lyrical Ballad Bookstore in Saratoga Springs, New York, from 7-9 p.m. (EDT) this Friday, Aug. 22.

  • Funny Cide Unlikely for Travers

    Trainer Barclay Tagg acknowledged that Funny Cide is unlikely to make it to Saturday's Travers (gr. I). The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner spiked a temperature on Aug. 4, the morning after he finished a well-beaten third in the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) and hasn't had a workout. Tagg said this week that he didn't like the results of a blood test and that the horse hasn't been eating all his food.