Headlines for Monday, May 17, 2004

  • Stormy Atlantic Colt Tops Fasig-Tipton Opening Session

    The opening session of the 2004 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale at Timonium started off with a bang when a colt by Stormy Atlantic was purchased for $300,000. Jimmy Bell purchased the colt, acting on behalf of bloodstock agent John Ferguson, from the consignment of his breeder, Arthur Appleton's Bridlewood Farm.

  • Callaway Named Scholarship Winner

    Christopher Fielding Callaway was named today the 2004 Fred Russell-Grantland Rice TRA Sports Writing Scholarship winner to Vanderbilt.

  • Smarty Jones, in his stall at Philadelphia Park one day after his record romp in the Preakness Stakes.

    Smarty May Be Early Arrival at Belmont

    Although trainer John Servis said Sunday morning he had not yet decided when Smarty Jones would ship to Belmont Park, barn foreman Bill Foster said they wanted to get the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness (gr. I) winner acclimated to the 1 /2-mile track and may van up as early as 10 days out.

  • Turf Racing Debuts in Indiana; Rain Helps a Bit

    Turf racing debuted in Indiana May 14 when Indiana Downs unveiled its seven-furlong grass course. The track near Shelbyville held its inaugural Thoroughbred meet last spring.