Headlines for Friday, November 5, 2004

  • Unbeaten Declan's Moon Drills at Hollywood

    Unbeaten Del Mar Futurity (gr. II) winner Declan's Moon breezed six furlongs in 1:15 Friday at Hollywood Park for his next start in the $100,000 Hollywood Prevue Stakes (gr. III) on Nov. 20.

  • Churchill Trims Maximum Fields to Dozen

    Churchill Downs is trimming the maximum size of its overnight fields for races on the main track from 14 horses to 12 beginning Saturday.

  • Champion Bates Motel Dead at 25

    Bates Motel, champion older male of 1983 and sire of 38 stakes winners, was euthanized Oct. 12 at Gainesway Farm due to infirmities of old age.

  • Where's The Ring to Stand at Gardiner Farms

    Where's the Ring, a son of leading sire Seeking the Gold, will stand the 2005 season at Gardiner Farms, near Caledon East, Ontario. His 2005 fee will be $3,500 (Canadian Funds).

  • Breeders' Cup 2004 Sets Total Handle Record

    The Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Lone Star Park set several handle records, including an all-sources mark that topped the previous standard by a little more than $200,000.

  • Birdstone Will Return 'Home' to Gainesway

    Marylou Whitney's Birdstone, who was retired earlier the week of Nov. 1 after suffering a chip fracture in his left front ankle, will stand at Gainesway Farm near Lexington, Ky., Whitney's husband, John Hendrickson, said Nov. 5.

  • Del Mar Debutante winner Halfbridled has been retired.

    Champion Halfbridled Retired

    Wertheimer Farm's Halfbridled, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2003, has been retired due to the recurrence of an injury the daughter of Unbridled sustained last spring.

  • Symposium on Racing Slates Range of Topics

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Wagering Systems Task Force report and a look at emerging pari-mutuel markets are among the topics to be discussed at the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing Dec. 7-10 in Tucson.

  • New York Woman Charged in 'Horse Rescue' Case

    New York State Police have charged a former part-time Emergency Medical Technician at Finger Lakes Racetrack in connection with a scheme to defraud horse owners by telling them she would take their horses and find safe homes for them.