Articles posted February 11, 2004

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Redux--Where Are They Now?

Will the Breeders' Cup Juvenile jinx be broken in 2004? We won't know until May 1--unless none of the Juvenile starters is entered in the Kentucky Derby--but this is as good a time as any to see what the starters from last year's edition of the race are doing now.

Valenzuela Meets With Santa Anita Stewards

Jockey Patrick Valenzuela met informally with Santa Anita stewards Pete Pedersen, Tom Ward and Ingrid Fermin Wednesday morning, nearly three weeks after the 41-year-old rider was suspended Jan. 23 for failing to fulfill the provisions of his conditional license.

Candy Ride Records Three-Furlong Breeze

Undefeated Candy Ride had his first official workout Wednesday since winning the Pacific Classic (gr. I) last August, breezing three furlongs under exercise rider Patrick Dalton in :36 at Santa Anita.

Saratoga County Set for Rematch in Hutcheson

The lightly-raced Saratoga County has earned a chance to build on his runner-up effort to Wynn Dot Comma in the Spectacular Bid Stakes (gr. III) according to trainer George Weaver, and will run in Saturday's Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.

Format Changed for Deauville Yearling Sale

Officials of L'Agence Francaise have reduced the number of days for the August yearling sale in Deauville from five days to four by canceling the opening Saturday night session, according to the Racing Post.

Format Changed for Deauville Yearling Sale

Officials of L'Agence Francaise have reduced the number of days for the August yearling sale in Deauville from five days to four by canceling the opening Saturday night session, according to the Racing Post.

TVG to Gain Wider Exposure Through Comcast Deal

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Wider distribution of TV Games Network through the nation's largest cable provider, Comcast, highlights a new joint venture between the cable company and TVG's parent company, Gemstar-TV Guide.

Jill Byrne Joins TVG Full-Time

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Jill Byrne, who has previously worked in studio and as an analyst and reporter on such TVG programming as "The Works" and "Trackside Live," will join the network as a full-time analyst beginning with TVG coverage of the Keeneland spring meet on April 2.

CDI Outlines Aggressive Plan for '04

An ambitious strategic plan Churchill Downs Inc. hopes to accomplish in 2004, which president Tom Meeker said will "change the culture of our company," includes a major customer service initiative, increased branding of the company's assets, and possibly even a company-owned account-wagering platform.

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