Headlines for Monday, August 16, 2004

  • New York Bred Sale Ends With Solid Gains

    The Fasig-Tipton sale of New York-bred yearlings concluded on a positive note Monday, with the sale at the Humphrey S. Finney pavilion in Saratoga Springs producing positive gains in every significant statistical category.

  • Dodge Classic winner Pleasantly Perfect in final preparations for Sunday's Pacific Classic.

    Busy Del Mar Work Tab for Pacific Rivals

    Likely favorite Pleasantly Perfect led a large contingent of Pacific Classic (gr. I) contenders Monday getting in their final serious preparations for Sunday's $1 million event at 1 1/4 miles.

  • Suave Added to Travers Line-Up

    Improving Suave has been added to the field for the $1 million Travers (gr. I) Aug. 28th, trainer Paul McGee announced.

  • Bullet Work for Hopeful Choice Afleet Alex

    The unbeaten Afleet Alex, who demolished a deep field in Saratoga's Sanford (gr. II) on the second day of the meet, breezed a 'bullet' half-mile over a muddy track at Delaware Park this morning in :46 2/5.

  • Lukas Fillies Breeze for Saratoga's Alabama

    Stellar Jayne and Susan's Angel, trainer D. Wayne Lukas' hopes in Saturday's $750,000 Alabama (gr. I) Saturday at Saratoga Race Course, breezed a half mile in company Monday morning.

  • Jim Gates Named G.M. at Churchill Downs

    Jim Gates, the vice president for administration for Churchill Downs who has served as acting general manager of the track since 2002, has been appointed general manager.

  • Stakes Winner Handpainted Retired

    Handpainted, a Sovereign Award finalist as a 2-year-old, has been retired from racing after reaggravating an ankle injury in the Aug. 14 Ellis Park Breeders' Cup.

  • Kentucky Authority to Investigate Mix Up at Ellis

    The Office of the Inspector General has been called in to investigate a mix-up in a maiden race at Ellis Park, said Kentucky Racing Authority chairman Bill Street. The Kentucky Racing Authority met Aug. 16 at the Kentucky Horse Park.

  • NTRA/Breeders' Cup Names Lexmark an Official Partner

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association said Aug. 15 Lexmark International has reached an agreement to become an official partner of the NTRA and an official partner of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. The deal begins immediately and runs through July 31, 2007.

  • Gallagher Hired by Kentucky Horse Racing Authority

    The Kentucky Racing Authority appointed Jim Gallagher, a former executive with the New York Racing Association, to the position of executive director effective Sept. 27. Gov. Ernie Fletcher approved the appointment, authority officials said during an Aug. 16 meeting.

  • Roman Ruler wins the Best Pal Stakes, Sunday at Del Mar.

    Roman Ruler in Full Command of Best Pal

    Fog City Stable's heavily-favored Roman Ruler, in his second career start, galloped past his stablemate Actxecutive in mid-stretch on his way to an easy victory in the Best Pal (gr. II) for 2-year-olds at Del Mar Sunday.