Headlines for Wednesday, October 13, 2004

  • CHRB Sets Dec. 2 Hearing for Consortium Changes

    The California Horse Racing Board has scheduled a public hearing Dec. 2 at Hollywood Park to consider amendments that would bring current regulations into line with recommendations made by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium.

  • Tizbud comes back for try at second Cal Cup Classic.

    Out a Year, Tizbud Back for Cal Cup Classic

    Tizbud, a full brother to 2000 Horse of the Year Tiznow, attempts to duplicate his victory last year in the $250,000 California Cup Classic Saturday as the Oak Tree Racing Association presents the 15th annual championship day of racing for state breds at Santa Anita Park.

  • Santa Anita-placed winner Katdogawn (pink) eyeing start in FM Turf.

    Katdogawn Could be Breeders' Cup Bound

    Multiple grade II winner Katdogawn, getting ready for a possible start in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT), worked five furlongs in :59 3/5 under jockey Kent Desormeaux at Santa Anita Wednesday morning.

  • Cliff Hanger Boasts Contentious Field of 11 Turf Rivals

    Friday night's $200,000 Cliff Hanger Handicap (gr. IIIT) is certain to come up a tough event, especially with a full field of turf runners set to go 1 1/16 miles at Meadowlands, including several that have been knocking heads in stakes all year

  • Yes It's True's Fee Upped to $25,000 in 2005

    Syndicate manager Robert Clay announced today that the 2005 stud fee for millionaire Yes It's True, Three Chimneys' newest stallion, will be $25,000 live foal at the Midway, Ky, farm.

  • Friendly Michelle will contest Raven Run.

    Friendly Michelle to Press for Raven Run Win

    Ed Friendly's Prioress (gr. I) winner Friendly Michelle tops a field of 10 3-year-old fillies entered for the sixth running of the $200,000 Raven Run Stakes (gr. II) Friday at Keeneland.

  • Graded Winner Ocean Terrace to Highclere

    Ocean Terrace, a graded stakes winner from only five starts, has been retired from racing for stallion duty at Jeffry Morris' Highclere near Lexington.

  • Dooley Named Track Announcer at Fair Grounds

    John G. Dooley has been named track announcer at Fair Grounds Race Course for the 2004-05 season. Dooley has been announcer at Arlington Park for the last five seasons. Arlington's season runs from May until September, allowing him to announce at both tracks.

  • Favorite Trick will stand in Florida.

    Favorite Trick, Alke to Cloverleaf in Florida

    Favorite Trick, the first 2-year-old Horse of the Year since the great Secretariat, and 2004 graded stakes winner Alke will stand next year at John Sykes' Cloverleaf Farms II near Reddick, Fla.

  • TOBA Announces Quarterly Newsletter

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) has renewed its quarterly newsletter, now called <i>The TOBA Times</i>, that will update its members and others on TOBA programs and initiatives.

  • Dan Liebman&lt;br&gt;Executive Editor

    The Shipping News

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - For whatever reasons--there are surely many--this could be the first time in the history of the Breeders' Cup that no starter that last raced in England makes the trip for one of the event's turf races. If that is the case, it will be a shame.

  • Milkshakes and Miracles

    <i>By Morton Cathro</i> - The recent death of a world-renowned scientist and the current flap over medications and "milkshakes" have combined to stir memories of one of the more sensational and far-reaching episodes in the annals of the American Turf.

  • Trainer John Servis, has another phenom in his barn.

    Servis Has Another Young Phenom in His Barn

    It appears as if Smarty Jones has passed the baton to another young phenom residing in trainer John Servis' barn. His name is Rockport Harbor, and this grand-looking colt can flat-out run, as evidenced by his effortless 7 1/2-length victory in an allowance race at Philadelphia Park Oct. 12, his second brilliant score in as many starts.

  • Jockey Jerry Bailey.

    Jockey Jerry Bailey Has Mounts Thursday at Belmont

    Jockey Jerry Bailey is listed on Belmont Park's Thursday card after a brief hiatus to heal a broken wrist. Bailey returned to working horses last week after recovering from a broken left wrist sustained in a fall from a ladder while preparing his Ft. Lauderdale, Fla, home for Hurricane Francis.