Headlines for Tuesday, August 3, 2004

  • Smarty Jones, has been retired to Three Chimneys Farm.

    Go Smarty Go -- To Stud at Three Chimneys Farm

    Smarty Jones, the Elusive Quality colt whose quest for the Triple Crown came up short in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), has been retired due to bone bruises in all four cannon bones caused by his rigorous campaign at ages two and three.

  • Souvenir Copy to Golden Eagle in California

    Souvenir Copy, who began his stallion career at Rick Trontz' Hopewell Farm near Midway, Ky., arrived Tuesday at Betty Mabee's Golden Eagle Farm near Ramona, Calif.

  • Haskell contender Lion Heart, winning the Long Branch Stakes.

    Lion Heart, Rock Hard Ten Set for Haskell

    The second season begins in earnest for the 3-year-olds the weekend of Aug. 7-8, with the runnings of the Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I), Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II), and West Virginia Derby (gr. III). If there is even the slimmest chance of dethroning Smarty Jones for the title, someone is going to have to run the table.

  • Indiana Panel: No Cutoff of Kentucky Signal

    The Indiana Horse Racing Commission Aug. 2 rebuffed Indiana Downs' latest attempt to ban Kentucky Thoroughbred signals from all wagering outlets in the state.

  • Shuttle Group Arrives Down Under

    In mid-July, speculation was rife in Australia that the top stallion Elusive Quality had outgrown Down Under and therefore wasn't going to shuttle this year.

  • Instant Racing Handle Nears $100M Mark

    RaceTech, the company behind Instant Racing, expects to top the $100-million mark in total handle sometime this year. Instant Racing--basically pari-mutuel video lottery terminals--went online early in 2000 at Oaklawn Park and Southland Greyhound Park in Arkansas.