Headlines for Thursday, October 5, 2006

  • First Batch of Shippers Arrive for Melbourne Races

    The Victoria Racing Club of Melbourne, Australia received its first taste of international flavor Oct. 4 when the initial batch of overseas feature-race entrants arrived at Melbourne International Airport.

  • 167 Pre-Entered for Maryland Million Oct. 14

    A total of 167 horses, the offspring of Maryland stallions, have been pre-entered in the 12 races which comprise the 2006 Maryland Million to be held Oct. 14 at Laurel Park.

  • Bordonaro, Pure as Gold in Ancient Title Clash

    Bordonaro and Pure as Gold, both possible TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) contenders, are among six that will contest the $250,000 Ancient Title Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. I) over six furlongs at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting Saturday.

  • Fleet Indian, Balletto Meet Again in Beldame

    Fleet Indian looks to be the likely favorite in the $600,000 Beldame Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park Oct. 7. The 5-year-old daughter of Indian Charlie has been a perfect 5-for-5 in 2006 for her new connections.

  • Horsemen's Group Blames NYRA for VLT Delays

    The New York Racing Association is to blame for the delays in state approvals needed to begin construction on the long-stalled Aqueduct casino project, the leaders of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association claim.

  • Angara and Honey Ryder to Clash in Flower Bowl

    The $600,000 Flower Bowl Invitational Handicap (gr. IT), to be contested over 10 furlongs Oct. 7 at Belmont Park, looks to be a clash between the consistent Honey Ryder and the ever-improving Angara.

  • Bernardini Faces Elders for First Time in JCGC

    The 88th running of the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) is a key match up between one of America's best 3-year-olds, Bernardini, and arguably Europe's best 3-year-old, Dylan Thomas.

  • NTRA National Pick 4 Offered Oct. 7

    The NTRA National Pick 4 wager, offered in conjunction with "Emirates Airline Countdown to the Breeders' Cup" series installments airing on ESPN and ESPN2 through Oct. 14 will be available Oct. 7.

  • Kentucky Stallion Menifee to Korea

    Menifee, who ran second in both the 1999 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), has been sold to the Korean Racing Association to continue his stallion career.

  • Brereton C. Jones, KEEP chairman and former Kentucky governor.

    KEEP to Push Tax Equity, Not Gaming, in 2007

    Tax relief for the horse industry, not racetrack gaming, will be the focus of the Kentucky Equine Education Project during the 2007 General Assembly session, according to the chairman of the organization.

  • DRF Chartcaller Jack Smallwood Dead

    Jack Smallwood, longtime Daily Racing Form chartcaller and columnist, and father of Gulfstream Park's Jayne Tollefsen, died Tuesday.

  • Dubai World Cup Moved Back a Week

    The world's richest horse race, the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), will be run a week later in 2007, the $6 million event set for March 31.