Headlines for Wednesday, February 18, 2004

  • El Dorado Shooter to Defend Maddy Sprint Title

    The 7-year-old horse El Dorado Shooter will return from a layoff of more than eight months to try to defend his title in the $100,000 Ken Maddy Sprint, a six-furlong dash for California-breds that will be run Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Beulah Park Breaks Handle Mark Once More

    For the second time in a month, the betting handle at Beulah Park reached an all-time high. On Wednesday, the Grove City, Ohio track recorded a wagering total of $2,611,746 from all sources on its nine-race program.

  • The Cliff's Edge runs in this weekend's Sam F. Davis at Tampa Bay.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Who's Going Where

    With two fairly uneventful weekends coming up, this is the perfect time to see how the big March Madness stakes are shaping up across the country. While many of the big-name horses will be running in smaller fields in Florida and California, look for large, competitive fields down south.

  • Wild Gold to Madison County in Iowa

    Wild Gold, a six-time stakes winner, has been relocated to Mike and Pam Connolly's Madison County Thoroughbreds near Macksburg, Iowa.

  • Platinum Tiara and her A.P. Indy filly.

    Platinum Tiara's First Foal Born in Florida

    Platinum Tiara, runner-up in the 2000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), produced her first foal, an A.P. Indy filly, Feb. 10 at Stolen Hours Farm near Ocala, Fla.

  • Ryan O'Hara Named COO of TVG

    Gemstar-TV Guide International announced it has named Ryan O'Hara chief operating officer of its TVG Network.

  • Sir Oscar Switches Stalls, Not Direction

    Owner and breeder Oscar Novo has moved stakes winner Sir Oscar to Marty Wolfson's barn. The colt is still on target for the Florida Derby (gr. I).

  • Pat Glennon, Rode the Great Sea-Bird II, Dies

    Pat Glennon, the Australian jockey who thrilled racegoers with triumphs aboard Sea-Bird II in the 1965 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and Epsom Derby in Europe, died Feb. 15 in Adelaide, South Australia, after a short illness.

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  • Steel Construction Concludes In Renovation At Churchill

    Churchill Downs reached another milestone in its historic $121 million renovation Tuesday as the final steel beam was lifted into place in the large section of the track's clubhouse that is being completely rebuilt in the project.

  • Kentucky Helmet Rule to Remain for Now

    A decision by the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority Monday to temporarily suspend a state rule requiring jockeys to wear a specific type of helmet will not immediately go into effect.

  • Thunder Gulch on the outside edging Suave Prospect in the Fountain of Youth.

    On This Day...

    Feb. 18, 1995<br><b>Thunder Gulch at Gulfstream Park</b>