Headlines for Monday, September 15, 2003

  • Ramseys Pay $270,000 for Silver Charm's Son

    A son of 1997 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Silver Charm brought a top price of $270,000 during Monday's session of Keeneland's September Yearling Sale.

  • Silver Wagon Turns in Fast Calder Drill

    Plans for Buckram Oak Farm's 2-year-old Silver Wagon remain unclear but the roan/gray son of freshman sire Wagon Limit showed he is plenty fit for any assignment, working a half-mile in 48 2/5 at Calder Monday morning.

  • Crossing Point Sets Pimlico Mark for 5 Panels

    In his final tune-up before next month's Maryland Million Sprint, Crossing Point established a five-furlong track record with a front-running victory at Pimlico Sunday in a $50,000 optional allowance/claimer which featured four stakes winners.

  • Halfbridled winning Del Mar Debutante.

    Morning Lines Set for Final B.C. Future Wager

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has set the fields for this weekend's third and final wagering period of the Breeders' Cup Future Bet. By far, the most prohibitive morning line favorite in Period 3 is Halfbridled, a 2-1 choice in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).

  • Plans Finalized to Rebuild Illinois Slaughterhouse

    Plans for rebuilding Cavel International, the horse-slaughtering plant in DeKalb, Ill., that burned down in 2002, have been finalized, according to the <i>Northern Star</i> of Northern Illinois University.

  • Refuse To Bend, left, has been sold.

    Darley Buys Guineas Winner Refuse To Bend

    Refuse To Bend, winner of the 2002 Aga Khan Studs National Stakes (Ire-I) and this year's Sagitta Two Thousands Guineas (Eng-I), has been purchased by Sheikh Mohammed.

  • Stakes Winner Bop to Legacy in Virginia

    Bop, who set three course records in stakes, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at R. Larry Johnson's Legacy Farm near Bluemont, Va.

  • Former Kentucky Governor Brereton C. Jones

    Former Governor Supports Casino Gaming at Tracks

    With a push for a constitutional amendment on expanded gambling looming in 2004, former Kentucky governor Brereton Jones said he would help fashion legislation to authorize full-scale casino gambling at racetracks.

  • Horses Displaced as Fires Rage in British Columbia

    Rain, cooler temperatures, and tenacious firefighters are finally extinguishing many of the fires that have burned in British Columbia for the last six weeks. Owners of one Thoroughbred farm are rebuilding after flames took two barns, while two others are rejoicing after a close call.

  • Sekiguchi Issues Call For Trainer to Condition Colt

    Owner Fusao Sekiguchi will provide trainers from around the world an opportunity to train his $2.79-million Sunday Silence colt from the last crop of the reigning champion sire in Japan. All they have to do is show their eagerness.

  • British Jocks Protest Over Cell Phone Ban

    The growing rift between Britain's jockeys and the Jockey Club escalated last week when the riders caused the abandonment of flat racing Sept. 14 at Sandown Park, one of the country's premier racecourses.