Headlines for Wednesday, July 21, 2004

  • Breeders' Cup Could be in Ouija Board's Future

    Ouija Board, winner of the Irish Oaks Sunday to become the 10th filly to win both the English and Irish versions of the middle-distance classics, is being considered for a trip to Texas in October for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).

  • Retired Trainer Woody Sedlacek Dead

    Woodrow "Woody" Sedlacek, who survived a near-fatal fall to become a successful trainer, died July 19 in Ocala, Fla., after a bout with cancer.

  • Lone Star OK'd for Breeders' Cup 'Head2Head' Bet

    As Lone Star Park officials prepare for the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, they have received approval from the Texas Racing Commission for the "Head2Head" wager.

  • Valid Expectations Staying In Texas

    Leading freshman sire Successful Appeal isn't the only son of Valid Appeal attracting attention. Valid Expectations, who stands at William S. Farish's Lane's End Texas near Hempstead, might undergo a boost in stud fee from $12,500 from this year to $15,000 for next year.