Headlines for Monday, October 3, 2005

  • Coastal poses for a fan at Claiborne Farm in 1984.

    Coastal, Oldest Living Belmont Winner, Dead

    Coastal, whose victory in the 1979 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) deprived Spectacular Bid of a Triple Crown sweep, died Sept. 29 at Mick Goss' Summerhill Stud in South Africa.

  • Imperialism winning the Pat O'Brien.

    Imperialism May Bypass Classic for Sprint

    Steve Taub's Imperialism, fifth in Saturday's Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at Belmont Park, will most likely make his next start in the TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) rather than the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) - Powered by Dodge, trainer Kristin Mulhall revealed.

  • On to Breeders' Cup Classic for Rock Hard Ten

    Mercedes Stables and Madeleine Paulson Pickens' Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) winner Rock Hard Ten came out of his latest victory in top shape, trainer Richard Mandella said, and will make his next start in the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I) at Belmont Park on Oct. 29.

  • Dixieland Heat to Q6 in Texas

    Dixieland Heat, sire of champion and millionaire Xtra Heat, will stand in 2006 at Drs. Ken and Linda Quirk's Q6 Ranch near Belton, Texas.

  • Goffs Orby Sale Shows Gains from 2004

    The lure of valuable sale races helped Ireland's premier yearling auction put a couple of disappointing recent renewals behind itself with a hugely successful revamped Goffs Orby Million Sale Sept. 26-28.

  • Desert War Proves Best of Waterhouse Quartet

    The pundits were right about the Epsom (Aust-I) winner coming from the barn of Gai Waterhouse, but Desert War, the longest-priced of the quartet at 13-1, provided something of an upset in successfully defending his title.