Headlines for Monday, August 23, 2004

  • Magna chairman Frank Stronach

    Stronach Comments on Magna Developments

    Magna Entertainment and MI Developments chairman Frank Stronach Monday commented on recent developments at the companies, which included the resignation of Brian Tobin as CEO of MID.

  • Spotlight, with jockey Jerry Bailey, captures the Lake Placid Stakes.

    Spotlight Shines in Lake Placid

    Green Hills Farms' Spotlight won her second consecutive race in as many starts in the U.S. when jockey Jerry Bailey rode the 3-year-old filly to a 3 1/2-length victory over Mambo Slew in the grade II $150,000 Lake Placid at 1 1/16 miles over a "good" Mellon Turf Course.

  • Purge, Eddington Work Toward Saturday's Travers

    With exercise rider Michelle Nihei aboard, Starlight Stable's Purge breezed five furlongs in 1:01 2/5 over the main track at Saratoga on Monday in preparation for Saturday's 135th running of the grade I, $1 million Travers Stakes.

  • Account Bet Companies Set Hub Handle Records

    Three account wagering providers that hub through Oregon set all-time records for a three-month period in the second quarter of 2004, according to statistics provided by the Oregon Racing Commission.

  • Casting Call for New Horse Movie

    "Dreamer", a new movie starring Kurt Russell that will begin filming the Lexington, Ky. area in September, is seeking extras to appear in various roles, including horseback riders.

  • Tyger Norway Sets New Mexico Record at Ruidoso Sale

    Tyger Norway, a yearling colt from the first crop of the <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=935962&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Storm Cat</a> stallion Norway, took the New Mexico market to new heights when he brought $127,000 on Aug. 21 to top the Ruidoso mixed sale.