Headlines for Friday, September 19, 2003

  • Reineman Wins Arlington Achievement Award

    Prominent Illinois owner and breeder Russell L. Reineman was honored with Arlington Park's "Lifetime Achievement Award" as the highlight of festivities at the Chicago oval's annual awards dinner held Thursday evening at Trackside Arlington Park.

  • Revived on Turf, Kicken Kris Heads Jamaica

    Grade I winner Kicken Kris, whose career turned with a switch to the turf, starts as the colt to beat in Belmont Park's $200,000 Jamaica Handicap (gr. IIT) at nine furlongs Sunday.

  • Asmussen Buys Keeneland Topper Friday

    A colt by Honour and Glory brought a top price of $72,000 during Friday's next-to-last session of Keeneland's September Yearling Sale.

  • Biancone Back at 'Anita; Zavata, Brancusi Drill

    Michael Tabor's multiple graded stakes winner Zavata, getting ready for a likely start in the Oct. 5 Ancient Title Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita, worked a half-mile in :48 1/5 over the Arcadia, Calif. oval's fast main track Friday morning.

  • Melbourne Cup Not in Puerto Banus' Future

    Puerto Banus, who won the 1 1/2-mile Sunset Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park in June, will not be the first North American-based runner to start in the Victoria Racing Club's Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) on Nov. 4 at Flemington Racecourse.

  • Halling to stand in Dubai in 2004

    According to a report in the <i>Racing Post</i>, Halling will move to Emirates Stud Farm in Dubai for the 2004 breeding season, where his stud fee will remain at £30,000.

  • Halling to stand in Dubai in 2004

    According to a report in the <i>Racing Post</i>, Halling will move to Emirates Stud Farm in Dubai for the 2004 breeding season, where his stud fee will remain at £30,000.

  • Phil Johnson hoping Volponi can follow same path to another BC Classic trophy.

    Volponi: Back to the Future

    Hall of Fame trainer Phil Johnson has decided to follow the same route in October that Volponi traveled to an upset victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) last year.

  • Essence of Dubai retired.

    Essence of Dubai to Hartley/De Renzo

    Essence of Dubai, a $2.3-million yearling who was a grade/group II stakes winner in the U.S. and Dubai, has been retired from racing and will stand in 2004 at Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla.

  • Sky Mesa May Breeze This Weekend

    Whether graded stakes winner Sky Mesa races again is likely to be determined within the next several days, according to trainer John T. Ward Jr. said. The trainer said Sky Mesa's first breeze since before the Travers could come as early as this weekend.

  • Keeneland Catalogues 4,059 For November Sale

    Keeneland will catalog 4,059 horses for the 60th annual November breeding stock sale it was announced Friday. The sale will begin on Sunday, Nov. 2 with the dispersal of the breeding stock belonging to William C. Schettine and a consignment from Joanne Nor's Norfields Farm.

  • Keeneland Catalogues 4,059 For November Sale

    Keeneland will catalog 4,059 horses for the 60th annual November breeding stock sale it was announced Friday. The sale will begin on Sunday, Nov. 2 with the dispersal of the breeding stock belonging to William C. Schettine and a consignment from Joanne Nor's Norfields Farm.

  • MRLS Research Funding Exceeds $2 million; More Needed

    Funding figures from University of Kentucky and non-university sources for research on mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) were recently made available. The problem is estimated to have cost the horse industry in Kentucky nearly $500 million in 2001 and 2002.

  • Plans Approved for Pimlico Redevelopment

    Magna Entertainment Corp. was granted initial approval for a major overhaul of Pimlico that would realign the racetrack and move the grandstand across the infield.

  • Canadian Sale Posts Big Increases

    The gross revenue and average price increased significantly during the yearling and mixed sale conducted Tuesday by the British Columbia division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society.

  • Rochester Defends Home Turf at Kentucky Downs

    George Strawbridge's Rochester will seek to defend his Kentucky Cup Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) title Saturday at Kentucky Downs. The 7-year-old Green Dancer gelding will take on six rivals in the 1 1/2-miles turf event, the $300,000 centerpiece of the Kentucky Cup Turf program.

  • CHRB, Tracks Debate Account Wagering

    The California Horse Racing Board took a first look at the knotted issue of changing the way account-deposit wagering is conducted in the state by requiring racetrack associations -- as a condition to operate -- to negotiate agreements for handling wagers with all legal operators.

  • Prized Colt Tops Thursday's Keeneland Session

    Blandford Bloodstock paid $155,000 for a son of Prized to top Thursday's session of Keeneland's September yearling sale. For the session, Keeneland reported 299 horses sold for $4,066,800, good for an average of $16,946 and a median of $11,000.