Headlines for Friday, October 20, 2006

  • It's No Joke to Pass Classic, Aim for Clark

    Rebecca Maker, trainer of Hawthorne Gold Cup (gr. II) winner It's No Joke, has indicated that the connections will take a pass on the Grade I Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I) on Nov. 4 at Churchill Downs.

  • Churchill Readies Breeders' Cup Quarantine Facilities

    Churchill Downs is putting the finishing touches on quarantine and isolation facilities that will house foreign participants set to compete in the 23rd Breeders' Cup World Championships at the historic track.

  • Favored Meribel circles field to win  Valley View at Keeneland.

    Meribel Circles Field to Win Valley View

    Favored Meribel circled the field 10 wide leaving the final turn and rallied to avenge an earlier loss to Precious Kitten and win the $125,000 Valley View (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at Keeneland Friday.

  • The Tin Man, winning the Clement L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship.

    Mandella Decides Not to Run The Tin Man in Turf

    The Tin Man, who has compiled the best seasonal record of his career with two grade I wins at the age of eight in 2006, will miss what would have been his third effort in the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT).

  • Decision Delayed on Shirocco's Turf Status

    A decision on whether Shirocco will attempt to defend his title in the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) has been delayed "until the last possible moment," according to Paul Harley, racing manager to the 5-year-old's owner breeder Baron von Ullmann.

  • Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Announces Research Award

    The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced a division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company will extend its research support into the field of veterinary medicine with specific focus on the equine athlete. A company contribution has been made to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation to underwrite the first Elastikon Equine Research Award.

  • Ascot CEO to Leave at End of Year

    The board of England's Ascot racecourse has been informed by its Chief Executive, Douglas Erskine-Crum, of his intention to leave Ascot in the New Year. After nearly 13 years with Ascot, he has decided that the time has come for him to find a new challenge and to handover to someone new.

  • Suave to Stand for $17,500

    Track-record setter and millionaire Suave, who will stand his first season at stud at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington, will begin his new career for $17,500 live foal.

  • Maryland Marketing Task Force to be Formed

    Several departments of Maryland state government including the racing commission will be part of a marketing task force to be announced Monday (Oct. 23) at the commission's monthly meeting.