Headlines for Monday, September 8, 2003

  • Congaree, assigned 124 pounds for the Kentucky Cup Classic.

    Congaree 124-lb. Highweight for Kentucky Cup Classic

    Stonerside Stable's Congaree has been assigned 124 pounds for Turfway Park's Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II) to be run Saturday. The nine-time stakes winner and earner of more than $2.7 million has been asked to spot four pounds to his nearest rival, Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) winner Perfect Drift.

  • Danzig colt, sold for $3.6 million.

    Keeneland Sale Opens With Gains in Every Major Category

    Boosted by competitive bidding from leading international buyers, the Keeneland September yearling sale began on a strong note Monday at the company's sales pavilion in Lexington, Ky. The average price was up 41.1%, the median rose 32.4%, and the RNA rate was 29.7%.

  • Trainer Harold Rose Dead at 92

    Trainer Harold Rose, who bred, owned, and trained 2000 Florida Derby (gr. I) and 2002 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. I) winner Hal's Hope, died today at his north Miami home. He was 92.

  • Orientate, Take Charge Lady KTM Award Winners

    Robert and Beverly Lewis' Orientate, champion sprinter of 2002, and Take Charge Lady, a multiple grade I-winning 3-year-old filly owned by Jerry and Feye Bach's Select Stable, have been chosen as the Kentucky-based "Horses of the Year" for 2002 by members of Kentucky Thoroughbred Media .

  • Lobbyists: Tribes, Not Candidates, Wield Power in California

    California voters will decide Oct. 7 whether to recall Gov. Gray Davis and replace him with one of more than one hundred candidates. But as far as the three influential Sacrameno lobbyists are concerned, the decision doesn't figure to have much of an impact on Thoroughbred racing in the state.

  • Central Kentucky Stallion Sandpit Dead

    Central Kentucky stallion Sandpit, a champion in his native Brazil and a multiple grade I turf winner in the U.S., succumbed to a liver disease and a cancerous tumor Sept. 4.

  • First Stakes Winner for Claudius

    Graded stakes winner Claudius was represented by his first stakes winner when his son Hi Teck Man won the Sept. 1 Ruidoso Thoroughbred Futurity

  • First Winner for Stakes Winner Flying With Eagles

    Stakes winner Flying With Eagles sired his first winner, Sept. 7, when Skyrider won at 5 <i>1/2</i> furlongs in 1:04.20 at Emerald Downs as a homebred for David and Jill Heerensperger.

  • Racing Series, VLTs Endorsed by Award Winner

    Bill Casner, co-owner of WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., called for support of video lottery terminals in Kentucky and the Thoroughbred Championship Tour while accepting the 2003 Industry Service Award at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' Association's National Awards Dinner.

  • Thoroughbred Breeder Backs Kentucky Quarter Horse Plan

    With time running out to obtain 2004 dates, the Kentucky Quarter Horse Racing Association board of directors met Sept. 6 to discuss whether to accept an offer by a Standardbred track to host some Quarter Horse races, and it also got unexpected support from a Thoroughbred breeder.

  • Jockey Patrick Valenzuela, aboard Chester&#39;s Choice, right, is congratulated by Julie Krone (Woke Up Dreamin) after the  match race Sunday at Del Mar.

    Nose Separates Pat V., Krone in Match Race

    Patrick Valenzuela urged everything he could from Chester's Choice, dramatically nipping Julie Krone and Woke Up Dreamin by a nose at the wire in a match race at Del Mar Sunday that exceeded everyone's expectations.