Trainer Dale Capuano continued his winning ways at Pimlico, saddling three winners in as many attempts on Thursday's eight race card.
Grade II winner Domestic Dispute may make his turf debut in the Oct. 5 Oak Tree Derby (gr. IIT), trainer Paddy Gallagher said. The 3-year-old son of Unbridled's Song last finished ninth in the Sept. 1 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. III) in his first start since the May 3 Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
Randaroo is the lukewarm favorite at 9-2 among 14 sophomore fillies entered in Saturday's $150,000 Martha Washington Breeders' Cup Stakes at Pimlico.
Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I) hopeful Congaree worked a bullet half-mile in :45 4/5 over Santa Anita's fast main track Thursday morning.
Millionaire Storming Home, who finished first in this year's Arlington Million (gr. IT) before being disqualified, will enter stud in 2004 Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Stud in England.
Claiborne Farm has formed Claiborne Farm Bloodstock Services, LLC, to be headed by Bernie Sams, effective Oct. 20.
Multiple stakes winner Surachai, California's sprint champion of 1997, has been relocated to Ballena Vista Farm near Ramona, Calif., where he will stand for $3,500.
A field of 11, which includes six stakes winners, has been entered for the $500,000 Vosburgh Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park Saturday.
Arlington Million (gr. I) winner Sulamani will face six rivals in the $750,000 Turf Classic (gr. I) at Belmont Park Saturday.
After a frustrating summer, trainer Pat Kelly hopes Riskaverse can gain revenge against the country's top distaff turf horses in the $750,000 Flower Bowl Invitational.
A filly by Intikhab brought the top price of 160,000 euros Thursday during the Goffs Challenge yearling sale in Ireland.
- By Tom LaMarra
A long-awaited proposal for the expansion of the racing surface at Charles Town Races & Slots in West Virginia will be circulated to horsemen, some of which have expressed concerns over the plan.
William Farish's Mineshaft, considered the top handicap horse in North America with three grade I scores this year, will be challenged by Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Moon Ballad in the 85th running of the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) Saturday at Belmont Park.
- By Jack Shinar
The Solano County Fair Association will begin exclusive negotiations with Mills Corp. to redevelop the Vallejo, Calif., fairgrounds. It would eventually spell the end of more than 50 years of live racing at the San Francisco Bay-area facility.
A 14-page color brochure designed as an introduction to the Thoroughbred industry has been published jointly by The Jockey Club, National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) and Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA).
John C. Oxley announced that his grade I winner Sky Mesa is being retired from racing to stand at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., for a fee of $30,000 live foal.
- By Victor Ryan
Despite losing one racing program because of inclement weather, total handle at Kentucky Downs managed a slight increase as compared to 2002.
Racing leaders in Indiana and one of the state's top politicians are teaming up to try and bring up to 10,000 slot machines to the state's racetracks and off-track betting facilities.
Sheikh Mohammed's With Reason, a gelded son of Nashwan who did not make his first start until earlier this year at age five, was strongly ridden by Frankie Dettori in the stretch to win Thursday's Charlton Hunt Supreme Stakes (Eng-III) at England's Goodwood Racecourse.
Undefeated Cactus Ridge, who races in the colors of Dream Walkin Farm of country music superstar Toby Keith, puts his three race win skein on the line when he heads a field of six juvenile males in the $150,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III) on Saturday's closing day card at Arlington Park.
Richard Nip's Everyday Angel, an impressive winner in her last trip to the post, and Darley's Zosima, two for three in her brief career, head a field of 11 2-year-old fillies entered in the $100,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie (gr. III) on Saturday's closing day card at Arlington Park.
Penn National Gaming Inc. has named Eric Schippers vice president of public affairs, a new position at the company.
Team Valor has bought Super Brand, a group 3 winner in South Africa and half sister to South African champion Trademark.
A former drugstore in southern Indiana could give Churchill Downs some new competition if state officials approve the building's conversion to an off-track betting parlor.
Edward Evans' homebred millionaire Gold Mover has arrived home at her owner's Spring Hill Farm near Casanova, Va., following her retirement from racing.
Storm Creek, one of the top freshman sires of 2000, will stand in 2004 for a fee of $7,500 at Tom Clark's Rancho San Miguel near San Miguel, Calif., where he will be owned by Rancho San Miguel and the Taylor family's Taylor Made Farm.
- By Tom Precious
The trustees of the New York Racing Association, a target of allegations of wrongdoing and mismanagement, met in private Sept. 24 to devise ways to keep from losing the franchise to operate the state's premier Thoroughbred tracks.
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