Headlines for Monday, August 21, 2006

  • Oxley, Ward to Run Pair in Travers

    Owner John Oxley and trainer John Ward confirmed Monday morning they plan to run both Minister's Bid and Dr. Pleasure in Saturday's $1 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga.

  • Appeal in 'Goggles' Incident Dismissed

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority has dismissed an appeal filed by a trainer whose horse finished second to a winner encouraged to the finish line by a jockey using his goggles rather than a whip.

  • Jockey Kierin Fallon, who has applied for a license to ride in Kentucky.

    Jockey Fallon Seeks Kentucky License

    Jockey Kieren Fallon, who has been charged in connection with alleged efforts to defraud a major British online betting service, has applied for a license to ride in Kentucky during the 2006 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4.

  • Nick Zito: "If you're a product of your environment, there's no better place to train horses than Saratoga."

    Group Wants Spa Protected in New York RFP

    Concerned Citizens for Saratoga Racing, a group that includes several prominent horsemen, has called on the state to make continuation of spring and fall training in Saratoga Springs, as well as submission of all expansion plans for Saratoga to local government for approval, required under the request for proposal to operate Saratoga, Aqueduct, and Belmont Park.

  • Elusive Quality, tops U.S. stallions shuttling to Australia.

    Elusive Quality Tops Australian Shuttle Group

    Elusive Quality, who topped last year's shuttle group from North America to Australia, boasts this year's highest fee among the 15 stallions making the trip. His southbound fee of $100,000 is the equivalent of about $75,000 in U.S. funds. Elusive Quality's Southern Hemisphere fee in 2005 also was $100,000.

  • Saratoga Diary: Trouble on the Track

    Richie Migliore, who has been uncharacteristically non-productive at the Spa this season, rode two winners on the card Sunday. But the Mig's two-bagger was not the best riding performance of the afternoon.