Headlines for Thursday, September 9, 2004

  • Ebony Breeze Tops Endine Cast at Delaware

    Kinsman Stable's Ebony Breeze tops a field of seven entered in the $200,000 Endine Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares at Delaware Park Saturday.

  • Ghostzapper steps into the spotlight in Saturday's Woodward.

    Seven Challenge Ghostzapper in Woodward

    While he's well known to those who follow speed figures, impressive Ghostzapper takes the national stage for the first time Saturday as the horse to beat in the $500,000 Woodward (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Del Mar Notebook: Another Successful Meet Concludes

    by Brian P. Turner -- Veteran Brisnet handicapper reviews events of the recently-concluded meet at Del Mar and files one last report on horses who rose to the occasion during the past weeks.

  • TVG Offers Exclusive Keeneland Sale Coverage

    TV Games Network will offer exclusive live coverage of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 13-15, with reports from the Keeneland sale pavilion beginning each day at 1 p.m. (EDT) and continuing until 7 p.m.

  • Marketing Strategist Keynote Speaker at 'Summit'

    Laura Ries, president of Ries & Ries, an Atlanta-based marketing strategy firm, will be the keynote speaker at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Annual Meeting and Marketing Summit Sept. 26-28 at The Mirage casino in Las Vegas.

  • Diamond A Wins Del Mar Leading Owner Title

    The Diamond A Racing Corporation of Gerald Ford, led by Pacific Classic (gr. I) winner Pleasantly Perfect, came away the big winner among owners at the close of the 2004 Del Mar meeting on Sept. 8.

  • Californian Tom Stull Looking Good With Old Topper

    California horseman Tom Stull raised a few eyebrows by proclaiming he would refund the 2003 and '04 stud fees for Old Topper if the stallion wasn't California's leading freshman sire by 2004 year-end progeny earnings.

  • Del Mar On-Track Numbers Hold Their Own

    Del Mar set a record for total handle during its meet that ended Sept. 8, while on-track business at the Southern California track held its own.