Headlines for Wednesday, September 28, 2005

  • Elusive Diva wins Maddy 'Cap on opening day of Oak Tree at Santa Anita.

    Hillside Specialist Elusive Diva Wins Maddy

    Favored Elusive Diva came off the hillside in a perfect position and drew away in the stretch for a three-length win in the $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf Wednesday, opening day of the Oak Tree meeting at Santa Anita.

  • Network Can Click Again in Pegasus Stakes

    Network, a $62,500 claim earlier this year, can pay further dividends Friday for trainer Eddie Broome in the $250,000 Pegasus (gr. III) on opening night at the Meadowlands.

  • Roman Ruler stays home for test against older foes.

    Roman Ruler Staying Home for Goodwood

    Fog City Stables' grade I winner Roman Ruler will not make the trip to New York for Saturday's Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), trainer Bob Baffert said, and will instead run in the $500,000 Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Oak Tree at Santa Anita on the same day.

  • Goffs Orby Sale Closes Out Successful Run

    The Maktoum brothers may not currently be purchasing the progeny of Coolmore stallions, but an eclectic group of buyers helped that Irish stud supply all the top lots during Wednesday's final session of a highly-successful revamped Goffs Orby Million yearling sale in Ireland.

  • Scrappy T early favorite in Saturday's Indiana Derby.

    Scrappy T Heads Field for Indiana Derby

    Scrappy T will be joined by eight other 3-year-olds in a quest to become the winner of the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II) Saturday at Hoosier Park.

  • Is Saint Liam ranking active older male?

    Breeders' Cup Pedigree Profile: Saint Liam

    They don't make them like Gallorette any more. The champion handicap mare of 1946, Gallorette won or placed in 54 of her 72 starts while battling against the likes of Armed, Assault, and Stymie in one of the deepest handicap divisions ever seen in America.

  • Keeneland Fall Meet to Offer More than $10.5 Million in Purses

    Keeneland is gearing up for its 2005 fall meeting Oct.7-29, which will distribute more than $10.5 million in total purses and will serve as a springboard for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Oct. 29 at Belmont.

  • English Champion Attraction Retired

    English champion Attraction, who was unbeaten when winning both the group I English and Irish One Thousand Guineas, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare at the Duke of Roxburghe's Floors Farm near Kelso, Scotland.

  • Kentucky Lt. Gov. Steve Pence

    Pence Reaffirms Governor's Anti-Casino Position in Kentucky

    With three months to go before the 2006 Kentucky General Assembly convenes in Frankfort, Lt. Gov. Steve Pence told a group of lawmakers and lobbyists Sept. 27 not to expect Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher and his administration to be out in front on the casino gambling issue.

  • Shadow Cast's Personal Ensign win was especially sweet for her owners.

    Grade I Winner Shadow Cast Injured and Retired

    Shadow Cast, a homebred grade I winner for Bill Farish, has been retired from racing after suffering a tendon tear in her right front leg following a workout Sept. 27 at Belmont Park in preparation for Saturday's Beldame Stakes (gr. I).

  • Solid Group for Indiana Oaks Friday

    The public may have a hard time determining who the favorite should be in the grade III Indiana Breeders' Cup Oaks for 3-year-old fillies Friday night at Hoosier Park.

  • Pensioned New York Stallion Triocala Dead

    Triocala, a popular New York runner from the early 1980s, was euthanized Aug. 5 at Joe Bartone and Carl Lizza Jr.'s Highcliff Farm near Delanson, N.Y., because of congestive heart failure.