Headlines for Thursday, September 4, 2003

  • Cooperation, Minister Eric Work for Futurity

    Trainer Bob Baffert's top prospect for an eighth straight Del Mar Futurity victory lived up to his name Thursday morning when the 2-year-old Cooperation buzzed five furlongs in :59 2/5 to wind up preparations for Wednesday's $250,000 Futurity (gr. II) at seven furlongs on the main track.

  • Singletary Tough Customer in Del Mar Derby

    Led by La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIIT) winner Singletary, a field of 10 3-year-olds is entered Saturday in the $300,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) at 1 1/8 miles on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course.

  • Krone Draws Baffert's Horse in Match Race

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela will start from the rail aboard Summer Mayberry's Chester's Choice and Julie Krone will be aboard Bob Baffert's Woke Up Dreamin in Sunday's "Battle of the Sexes" match race at Del Mar.

  • Leatherbury to be Honored at Pimlico

    The Maryland Jockey Club will honor King Leatherbury, who last month became the third trainer in history to win 6,000 races, with a "Toast And Roast" Saturday at Pimlico.

  • Oak Tree Boosts Lady's Secret Purse

    The Oak Tree Racing Association announced Thursday that it will increase the purse in the Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) to $300,000 guaranteed.

  • Arlington Gets Additional Sponsor

    Arlington Park announced Clifford Jeep Chrysler as an official partner of Arlington Park for the remainder of the 2003 race meet, which runs through Sept. 27. As part of the agreement, the dealership will display two vehicles, one in the paddock and the other in the park area, at Arlington Park for the rest of the racing season.

  • OBS Fall Mixed Sale Catalogs on Internet

    Catalogs for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2003 Fall Mixed Sale won't be in the mail until the end of next week, but you can access the catalog immediately through a visit to the OBS web site at http://www.obssales.com.

  • Gazelle Could Help Determine 3-year-old Filly Champ

    The grade I, $250,000 Gazelle Handicap at 1 1/8 miles features a rematch between Island Fashion and Spoken Fur, the 1-3 finishers in the Alabama Stakes (gr. I), and has also attracted Test Stakes (gr. I) winner Lady Tak.

  • Mineshaft seeks third straight Grade I win Saturday.

    Mineshaft Ready for Next Step in Woodward

    William Farish's Mineshaft will be the marquee attraction on Saturday's Belmont Park card that will feature three grade I events. The 4-year-old colt will go for his third straight grade I win against four rivals in the $500,000 Woodward Stakes over 1 1/8 miles.

  • Kentucky to Consider Graded Stakes Testing Proposal

    The Kentucky Racing Commission and the Kentucky Equine Drug Council in October will consider the mandate by the American Graded Stakes Committee that enhanced drug testing be implemented by next year in order for stakes to maintain their grades.

  • Prominent International Sire Grand Lodge Injured

    Grand Lodge, sire of such European standouts as champions Grandera and Sinndar, will undergo surgery at Scone Veterinary Clinic after injuring a knee in a paddock accident at Woodlands Stud in New South Wales, Australia.

  • TVG to Televise Keeneland September Sale

    TV Games Network will offer exclusive live network coverage of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale next Monday through Wednesday (September 8-10), with reports from the Keeneland Sales Pavilion beginning each day at 1 p.m. Eastern and continuing until 7 p.m.

  • Harlan's Holiday, retired to Airdrie Stud.

    Harlan's Holiday Retired to Stud at Airdrie

    Harlan's Holiday, a three-time grade I winner and earner of $3,632,664, has been retired and will enter stud at Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky. for a 2004 fee of $17,500.

  • Business Booms at Canterbury Park

    Increases in every statistical category were reported by Canterbury Park officials in a summary of the final results of the 2003 live racing meet, which ended Sept. 1.

  • Grade II Winner Dr. Brendler Retired

    Grade II winner Dr. Brendler has been retired from racing after coming out of the Aug. 9 Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (gr. IT) at Saratoga with a torn suspensory ligament.