Headlines for Monday, September 13, 2004

  • Online Bidding Available at First New York Breeders' Sale

    The New York Breeders' Sales Company, the newly created Thoroughbred sales company located in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. has signed an agreement with Live Global Communications to provide web-casting and internet bidding on its inaugural auction, scheduled for Sept. 28-29.

  • Without Slots, Maryland Horsemen Look Elsewhere

    As one last-gasp effort to legalize slot machines in Maryland this year failed because of political warfare, horsemen and breeders in the state have begun what many said was inevitable as long as slots remained forbidden: the exodus of horses, horsemen, and horse farms.

  • Gill Questions New York Positives for Tranquilizer

    Michael Gill, the leading Thoroughbred owner in the country in races and money won, said reported positives for a tranquilizer in two of his horses during the Saratoga meet would result in nothing more than damage to his reputation.

  • Imperialism Heads Super Derby Eligibles

    Imperialism, the third-place finisher in this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I), heads the list of 3-year-olds who remain eligible for the Sept. 25 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs.

  • Perfect Drift Out of Kentucky Cup Classic

    Perfect Drift, winner of last year's Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II), will not be back to defend his title this Saturday at Turfway Park according to trainer Murray Johnson. Johnson made the announcement Monday morning after Perfect Drift finished a five-furlong work in 1:03 3/5 at Trackside in Louisville.

  • Fields for Kentucky Cup Shaping Up

    The fields for the Sept. 18 Kentucky Cup at Turfway Park are beginning to take shape and full fields are expected.

  • Hero's Tribute to Buck Pond

    Hero's Tribute, a 6-year-old son of Sea Hero--Eastern Dawn, by Damascus, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2005 breeding season at Doug Arnold's Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky. The three-time stakes winner, who arrived at the farm Sept. 11, will stand for a fee of $5,000.

  • Perfect Drift Out of Kentucky Cup Consideration

    Last year's winner of the Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II) at Turfway Park, Perfect Drift, will not return to defend his title, trainer Murray Johnson said Monday morning after Perfect Drift finished a five-furlong work in 1:03 3/5 at Trackside in Louisville. Joe Deegan was aboard for the work.

  • Millionaire Cetewayo Retired

    Cetewayo, a homebred turf millionaire for Dr. John Chandler of Mill Ridge Farm, was retired from racing because of minor problems and sent to Mill Ridge near Lexington.