Headlines for Thursday, September 15, 2005

  • Grand Reward Heads Kentucky Cup Classic

    A field of 10 horses has been drawn for Saturday's Kentucky Cup Classic at Turfway Park. Won last year by Roses in May, this year's event features grade II winner Grand Reward as the 122-pound highweight--and a new Polytrack surface.

  • Master of Disaster Headlines Belmont's Futurity

    Master of Disaster, owned by Puglisi Stables and trained by Steve Klesaris, returns to action Saturday for the first time since a runner-up effort to Henny Hughes in the Saratoga Special (gr. II) in Belmont's Futurity Stakes (gr. II). The seven-furlong Futurity carries a purse of $300,000 and has drawn a field of seven 2-year-olds.

  • Bohemian Lady Among 10 in Turfway BC

    Graded stakes winners Bohemian Lady and Josh's Madelyn lead a field of 10 entered in Saturday's $175,000 Turfway Breeders' Cup (gr. III) for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles at Turfway Park.

  • Vicarage Leads Cast in Kentucky Cup Sprint

    The Todd Pletcher-trained Vicarage is the 2-1 morning line favorite among seven 3-year-olds entered in the $100,000 Kentucky Cup Sprint (gr. III) at Turfway Park Saturday.

  • Vicarage Leads Cast in Kentucky Cup Sprint

    The Todd Pletcher-trained Vicarage is the 2-1 morning line favorite among seven 3-year-olds entered in the $100,000 Kentucky Cup Sprint (gr. III) at Turfway Park Saturday.

  • Distorted Humor colt brought $900,000 on fourth day of sale.

    Keeneland Day Four: Just a Little off the Top

    Day four of Keeneland's marathon September yearling sale "might have been a little softer in spots," according to director of sales Geoffrey Russell, but business was still plenty good Thursday in Lexington, Ky. as the world's largest yearling sale rolled on. Overall, the gross revenue for the first four days is up 17.3% from last year's record sale.

  • Even Field Meets Stream Cat in Ky. Cup Juvenile

    Trainer Patrick Biancone, who will saddle likely $100,000 Kentucky Cup Juvenile (gr. III) favorite Stream Cat, says he's excited about running the colt on Turfway Park's Polytrack.

  • Gilded Gold Has Winning Recipe in Floral Park

    Celebrity chef Bobby Flay hopes he has the recipe to become a graded stakes winner when his filly Gilded Gold takes on six rivals in Saturday's $100,000-added Floral Park Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares at six furlongs at Belmont Park.

  • Singletary to Tackle Oak Tree, NetJets Mile

    Defending NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile champion Singletary will get his final prep for the 2005 World Thoroughbred Championships in the $250,000 Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IIT) on Oct. 8 at Santa Anita, a race in which he finished third a year ago.

  • Rodriguez Sent to Hospital After Laurel Fall

    Jockey Erick Rodriguez was sent to the hospital for x-rays on his tailbone after being thrown from his mount in an eventful seventh race at Laurel Park Thursday.

  • Singhalese Looms Large in Pucker Up

    Singhalese, winner of the grade I Del Mar Oaks in Southern California last month, has been installed as the 6-5 morning-line favorite in Saturday's $200,000 Pucker Up Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies on the turf at Arlington Park.

  • Festival Highlights New Jersey-Bred Program

    As New Jersey owners and breeders prepare to celebrate the fruits of their labors at the third New Jersey Thoroughbred Festival at Monmouth Park Sept. 17, in which five stakes races and $700,000 in purses will be offered for horses foaled in the state, there is a growing sense of optimism about the state's racing and breeding program.

  • Bishop Appointed Keeneland Trustee

    William T. "Buddy" Bishop III, a Lexington attorney who has been a long-time board member and secretary of Keeneland, has been appointed a Keeneland trustee.

  • Bishop Appointed Keeneland Trustee

    William T. (Buddy) Bishop III, a prominent Lexington attorney who has been a long-time board member and secretary of Keeneland, has been appointed a trustee of the company.

  • Grade I Winner Sister Act Dead

    Sister Act, a grade I winner, was euthanized Aug. 24 at Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., after foundering.

  • Maryland in Turmoil Over Plan to Slash Dates

    Maryland Jockey Club president and chief executive officer Joe De Francis created the picture of a locomotive bearing down on Maryland in the form of Pennsylvania slot machines as he encouraged the Maryland Racing Commission to accept a plan from Magna Entertainment Corp to cut live racing dates from 220 to 112 in 2006.

  • Changes Sought in 2006 Indiana Racing Schedule

    Seeking to build upon a successful 2005 meet, Indiana Downs has submitted a proposal for 2006 race dates that would shift the 49-day meet back two weeks and incorporate afternoon racing three days a week. The Shelbyville track offered afternoon racing this spring in the form of a "Turf Tuesdays" program.