Headlines for Friday, October 22, 2004

  • TV Analyst Gabriel to Receive Cancer Award

    Arlington Park TV analyst Christine Gabriel, a three-time cancer survivor, will he honored as a recipient of the Cancer Treatment Research Foundation (CTRF) "Superhero Award" Saturday night.

  • Nakatani to Ride in All 8 Breeders' Cup Races

    Corey Nakatani, who celebrated his 34th birthday Oct. 21, has been booked to ride in all eight Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship races Oct. 30 at Lone Star Park.

  • Sulamani Headlines Canadian International

    Godolphin's Sulamani, one of the best turf horses in the world during the past three seasons, has been established as the 2-1 morning line favorite in an outstanding field of 11 for the $1.5 million Pattison Canadian International (Can-I) Sunday at Woodbine.

  • Lone Star Notebook: Big Day Just a Week Away

    Week 3 drew to a close at Lone Star Park on Sunday and, as a result, the Breeders' Cup is inching closer and closer. Many of the likely participants in these races are putting the final touches on their serious preparation for the World Thoroughbred Championships, as all the significant prep races for this prestigious event have been concluded.

  • Belmont Notebook: Three Key Stakes

    Although the stakes action has slowed considerably at Belmont Park with much of racing's focus on the upcoming Breeders' Cup, we still had time for a trio of exciting stakes events last week.

  • Hawthorne Notebook: Santos Proves the Best 'Conductor'

    COOL CONDUCTOR (Stravinsky) is a head strong colt that neither Pat Day nor Cornelio Velasquez could keep under control. Jose Santos had him under control soon after the start on Saturday, under a hard hold and in behind other horses.

  • Meadowlands Notebook: Stormy Ray Okay After Scratch

    Trainer Bob Durso confirmed that STORMY RAY (<a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=1400562&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Storm Creek</a>) is in fine shape after being scratched from Friday night's Cliff Hanger H. (G3) when he was caught underneath the gate just seconds prior to the start of that $200,000 event.

  • Chaplain Michael Powers, jockey and racing industry representative for Race Track Chaplaincy of America Pat Day, chaplain&#39;s assistant Paula Brock and Resia Ayres with a small sampling of the coats donated by employees of The Jockey Club.

    Coat Drive Delivers Warmth at Keeneland

    A winter coat drive at The Jockey Club benefiting backstretch families at Keeneland culminated on Friday afternoon with the delivery of more than 100 winter coats for adults and children to the track's chaplain, Michael Powers.

  • Elimination of Withholding Tax Becomes Law

    The Foreign Sales Corporation bill, which includes a provision to strike the 30% withholding tax charged to foreigners for winnings on United States races, was signed into law Oct. 22 by President Bush.

  • Birdstone won the Travers in his last start.

    Birdstone Breezes in Final Work for Classic

    Marylou Whitney's Birdstone, winner of the Belmont (gr. I) and Travers (gr. I), breezed six furlongs in 1:16 4/5 over a muddy training track at Saratoga Oct. 22 in preparation for the $4-million Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I) at Lone Star Park Oct. 30.

  • Aqueduct Names Stakes in Honor of Jockey Winkfield

    Aqueduct has named a stakes race in honor of the late Hall of Fame jockey Jimmy Winkfield. The inaugural $75,000 Jimmy Winkfield Stakes will be held on Martin Luther King Day (Jan. 17, 2005) and is for 3-year-old fillies going six furlongs.

  • Littleexpectations Moving to Texas

    Littleexpectations, a full brother to leading Texas sire Valid Expectations, is moving from Kentucky to Texas for the 2005 breeding season.

  • Wood Memorial Moved to Four Weeks Before Derby

    The prep lineup for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) is continuing to change. The Florida Derby (gr. I) had previously been announced as moving to five weeks before the Derby. Now, the Wood Memorial (gr. I) is being moved from three weeks to four weeks out.

  • Dynever, exercising at Lone Star Park.

    Calm Before the Storm at Lone Star Park

    With only 13 of the 101 horses pre-entered in the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on the grounds at Lone Star Park, there has been a paucity of activity this week by the Cup horses. In fact, an unseasonable heat wave in North Texas has been been the hottest topic of conversation around the track the past couple of days.

  • New Partners Join NTRA/Breeders' Cup

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that Budget Rent A Car, Century 21 Real Estate Corporation, and the Days Inn hotel chain have reached an agreement to become Official Partners of the NTRA and the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Jockey Kerwin John rode Island Fashion to victory in the Lady&#39;s Secret Breeders&#39; Cup Handicap.

    John Retains Mount on Island Fashion

    Jockey Kerwin John, who earned his first career graded stakes victory when he guided Everest Stables' Island Fashion to victory in the Oct. 3 Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Oak Tree at Santa Anita, will retain the mount in the Breeders' Cup Distaff – Presented by Nextel (gr. I).