Headlines for Thursday, January 15, 2004

  • Sir Cherokee Heads Maxxam Gold Cup Field

    Sir Cherokee, one of two Arkansas Derby winners in the field, is favored among a classy group of eight entered for the $100,000 Maxxam Gold Cup Saturday at Sam Houston Race Park.

  • Sotheby's to Auction Whitney-Owned Paintings

    Sotheby's will auction 44 paintings from the Greentree Foundation, which was created in 1982 by the late Mrs. John Hay Whitney following the death of her husband John Hay Whitney. The sale will include major works by Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Sir Alfred J. Munnings and John Singer Sargent.

  • Master David Debuts for Frankel in 'Catalina

    Master David, a distant second to Read the Footnotes in the Remsen Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 30, heads a field of nine entered for Saturday's $150,000 Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II), a 1 1/16-mile test for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita.

  • Evening Attire, makes 2004 debut in Aqueduct Handicap.

    Evening Attire Looking to Dress Things Up in 2004 Aqueduct Handicap

    Evening Attire, who had a rocky end to 2003, by coming up a length short in the Queen County Handicap (gr. III) after a controversial disqualification in the Clark Handicap (gr. II), is ready to get 2004 off to a big start when he takes the gate against a field of nine runners in Saturday's $100,000 Aqueduct Handicap (gr. III).

  • Gill Gets Quick Start at Laurel, Wins 4 Thursday

    The familiar blue colors of owner Michael Gill visited the winners' circle four times Thursday at Laurel Park, bringing his total victories for the current Maryland winter meeting to 14 through the first 10 days.

  • Russell Baze, during Hall of Fame induction.

    Baze Wins 2003 Isaac Murphy Award

    Jockey Russell Baze has won the Isaac Murphy Award presented by the National Turf Writers Association for the ninth consecutive year. The award, given to the jockey with the highest winning percentage (with a minimum of 500 mounts) during the year, was inaugurated in 1995 and has been presented to Baze each year since its inception.

  • Lane's End Stakes to Air Live on ESPN2

    The Lane's End Stakes (gr. II), Turfway Park's premier event for 3-year-olds, will air live on ESPN2 on March 20. The Lane's End Stakes, a $500,000, will be part of "Citgo Racing to the Kentucky Derby", a nine-show series on the ESPN networks that provides comprehensive coverage of the key Visa Triple Crown prep races.

  • Evening Attire Looking to Dress Things Up in 2004 Aqueduct Handicap

    Evening Attire, who had a rocky end to 2003, by coming up a length short in the Queen County Handicap (gr. III) after a controversial disqualification in the Clark Handicap (gr. II), is ready to get 2004 off to a big start when he takes the gate against a field of nine runners in Saturday's $100,000 Aqueduct Handicap (gr. III).

  • Evening Attire Looking to Dress Things Up in 2004 Aqueduct Handicap

    Evening Attire, who had a rocky end to 2003, by coming up a length short in the Queen County Handicap (gr. III) after a controversial disqualification in the Clark Handicap (gr. II), is ready to get 2004 off to a big start when he takes the gate against a field of nine runners in Saturday's $100,000 Aqueduct Handicap (gr. III).

  • Silver Wagon Hits Derby Trail in Holy Bull

    Silver Wagon will hit the trail toward Churchill Downs when he takes the gate against at field of 10 runners in Saturday's $100,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park. The 15th running of the Holy Bull goes as the 10th event on an 11-race card with a first post time of 1 p.m.

  • Azeri, 2002 Horse of the Year.

    Owner Says 'Everything Looks Super' With Azeri

    Azeri, the 2002 Horse of the Year, is progressing under new trainer D. Wayne Lukas and could defend her title in the Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park on April 3, according to owner Michael Paulson, who was at Santa Anita Thursday morning.

  • OBS Mixed Sale Begins Monday

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2004 Winter Mixed Sale begins a four-day run on Jan. 19th. A total of 1090 lots are cataloged for the sale, which begins with 240 horses in a Consignor Preferred Session. Sessions begin daily at 11 a.m.

  • Cruise Along Traveling at Warp Speed Toward Affectionately

    Until recently, Cruise Along had done most of her running and all of her winning on the turf. But a huge recent effort has earned her trip a to New York to try for a graded stakes win in Saturday's $100,000 Affectionately Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct where she will be tested by a tough group of fillies and mares.

  • Millionaire Best of the Rest Retired To Farnsworth

    Millionaire Best of the Rest is scheduled to arrive Jan. 16 at Michael Sherman's Farnsworth Farms near Ocala, Fla., where he will begin his stallion career for breeder/owner Bea Oxenberg.

  • Pesci Seeks Star Billing in Sunshine Millions Distaff

    The 4-year-old filly, Pesci, is looking to upstage her Academy Award winning owner and namesake, Joe Pesci, when she goes to the post against older fillies and mares in the Jan. 24 Sunshine Milions Ocala Breeders' Sales Distaff at Gulfstream Park.

  • Hillenbrand Receives JRA Award

    The Japan Racing Association will honor Laura Hillendbrand with the JRA Equine Cultural Award for her book-turned-major motion picture "Seabiscuit." The JRA will hold an awards ceremony on Jan. 26.

  • Grade II Winner Jump Start's First Foal

    The first reported offspring sired by grade II winner Jump Start was born Jan. 8 at Huntington Stud Farm near Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada.

  • The Blood-Horse Launches StallionRegister.Com

    Blood-Horse Publications has launched a new tool designed to aid users in making breeding, auction, and other important purchasing decisions. The new StallionRegister.com provides 24-hour online comprehensive statistical information on over 450 leading stallions and on 2,500 stallions actively standing around the world.