Headlines for Tuesday, September 23, 2003

  • Special Ring to Contest Breeders' Cup Mile

    Eddie Read Handicap (gr. IT) winner Special Ring will make his next start in the Oct. 5 Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IIT) and win or lose, will most likely be in the gate for the Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), trainer Julio Canani said.

  • Old Friends Get a Farm

    Old Friends, the Kentucky-based operation that aspires to give the public access to retired notable Thoroughbreds, could open its doors at Afton Farm near Midway, Ky., as early as next March.

  • Turf Writer Bob Adair Dead

    Kentucky Turf writer Bob Adair, who covered racing with uncommon thoroughness, died Sept. 19 at a Louisville hospital. He was 82.

  • Funny Cide and Volponi Lead Meadowlands Cup Nominees

    Dual Classic winner Funny Cide along with Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Volponi top a list of 29 nominations for this year's 26th running of the Oct. 3 Meadowlands Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II).

  • Trainer Laura de Seroux, with Horse of the Year Azeri.

    BC Classic Not Out of the Question For Azeri

    Laura de Seroux, trainer of Azeri, said Tuesday that in the wake of the defections of Candy Ride and Perfect Drift, she will keep her options open regarding the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I).

  • Maryland Million Pre-Entry Date is Oct. 1

    The 18th Maryland Million is set for Oct. 11 at Laurel Park and the pre-entry deadline has been set at Oct. 1. Maryland Million Day will showcase Maryland-sired horses on an 11-race card.

  • Monmouth Crowns Meet-End Champions

    Five days of racing remain on the 2003 Monmouth Park meet calendar, but the races for leading honors have already been decided. The track's top performers will be honored in a Sept. 28 winner's circle ceremony.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Smith Vs. Myth

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- The NTRA is not "over the hump" yet and is not able to act as a league office similar to other sports.

  • Kentucky Attorney General&lt;br&gt;Ben Chandler

    In Support Of

    <i>By Ben Chandler</i> -- Both Kentucky gubernatorial candidates were posed the following question: "Why should the horse industry in Kentucky support you for governor?" Here is the response by candidate Ben Chandler.

  • Congressman Ernie Fletcher

    In Support Of

    <i>By Ernie Fletcher</i> -- Both Kentucky gubernatorial candidates were posed the following question: "Why should the horse industry in Kentucky support you for governor?" Here is the response by candidate Ernie Fletcher.

  • Gold Cup Heats Up Hawthorne Fall Meet

    The richest dirt race in Illinois, the Hawthorne Gold Cup (gr. II) headlines the fall Thoroughbred season at Hawthorne Race Course. Hawthorne opens its 71-day meeting on Sept. 28.

  • Gone West's Fee Remains $125,000

    Gone West, whose yearling filly out of Touch of Greatness brought the top price of $3.8 million at the Keeneland September sale, will stand once again for $125,000.

  • Mineshaft, will enter stud in 2004 for a fee of $100,000.

    Lane's End Sets Mineshaft's Fee at $100,000

    Move over Vindication. There's a new leader among the stallions entering stud in 2004. Mineshaft, the leader on the NTRA poll, will begin his stallion career in 2004 for $100,000, twice that of Vindication, last year's champion juvenile male.