Headlines for Tuesday, June 8, 2004

  • Midway Road Confirmed for Stephen Foster

    William S. Farish's Midway Road will remain at Churchill Downs to participate in Saturday's 23rd running of the $750,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I). The field is also expected to include Southern Image, Peace Rules, and Perfect Drift.

  • Runaway Valentino to Bid Farms

    Five-year-old Runaway Valentino (Spectacular Bid--Lil Runaway Juliet, by Runaway Groom) will enter stud next year at Candice De Stefano's Bid Farms near Tivoli, N.Y.

  • NBC Belmont Telecast Highest-Rated Show of Week

    NBC Sports' coverage of last Saturday's 136th Belmont Stakes was the week's No. 1 rated show on network television while generating the event's highest national rating since 1981.

  • Seattle Fitz Headed to Brooklyn

    West Point Thoroughbreds' Seattle Fitz, the handy winner of the (gr. III) Schaefer Handicap at Pimlico on Preakness Day, will be entered in Saturday's $250,000 Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park, according to West Point president Terry Finley.

  • Bill to Authorize Lease of Jersey Tracks Progresses

    The New Jersey Senate Wagering, Tourism, and Historic Preservation Committee on June 7 approved a bill that would permit the state to lease Monmouth Park and Meadowlands, two racetracks operated by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.

  • Encosta de Lago Popular at Inglis Sale

    The second and final day of the select part of Melbourne's Inglis premier yearling sale told us all one thing--Encosta de Lago is something very rare and special.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Racing At Its Very Best

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Haven't we been here before? A horse, one that by the first Saturday in June is carrying too heavy an impost--an entire industry--for any Thoroughbred, is caught and passed in the cruel stretch of New York's Belmont Park.

  • Bill Murray

    A Tough Translation

    <i>By William Nack</i> -- Of the many images that kept resurfacing in the mind's eye in the wake of Saturday's Belmont Stakes, none was more vividly or repeatedly recalled than the two scenes played out in and around Penny Chenery's set of box seats near the finish line.

  • Glencrest Stallion Clever Trick Dead

    Successful stallion Clever Trick, who sired 67 stakes winners, died June 5 at Glencrest Farm near Midway, Ky., where he had stood his entire stallion career.