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  • Laurel Officials Worried About Weekend Weather

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Baltimore and Washington D.C. metropolitan areas for Saturday and Sunday, which coincides with Laurel Park's biggest stakes weekend of the winter meet.

  • General George Draws Affirmed Success

    Grade I winners Affirmed Success and D'wildcat headline a field of 12 for Monday's $200,000 General George Handicap (gr. II) at Laurel.

  • Captain Squire Works for Golden Shaheen

    Captain Squire, winner of the FedEx Sprint in the Sunshine Millions last month, worked five furlongs on Santa Anita's "muddy" main track Friday in 1:00.20 under Amy Mullins, wife of trainer Jeff Mullins.

  • Turfway Cancels Racing for Second Straight Day

    Turfway Park, which attracts a large number of runners from Lexington and Louisville, canceled its Friday card because of the weather. A wintry mix of snow and freezing rain was expected to hit the Greater Cincinnati – Northern Kentucky area by noon and continue well past post time.

  • Ultra Pick Six Sentencing Rescheduled Once Again

    Sentencing for the three former Drexel University fraternity brothers convicted in the Breeders' Cup pick six scandal has again be rescheduled. Chris Harn, Glen DaSilva, and Derrick Davis will be sentenced by Judge Charles I. Brieant in White Plains, New York on March 20 at 9 a.m.

  • Tattersalls, Goffs Resolve Sale Dates Issues

    Following discussions between the two Europea auction companies, Goffs and Tattersalls (Ireland) have agreed to swap the sales dates for the 2003 Goffs Orby and Challenge sale and the Tattersalls (Ireland) September yearling sale.

  • Saintly Look, multiple stakes winner runs in Sunday's Risen Star Stakes.

    Thirteen Try Their Luck in Risen Star Sunday

    Mirroring the wide-open nature of this year's hunt for the Kentucky Derby, a field of 13 will assemble Sunday to contest the Risen Star Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds.

  • Kentucky Legislation Would Empower Drug Council

    Two bills introduced in the Kentucky legislature would permit officials to spend money on drug research pertinent to the horse racing and breeding industries out of state if they so desire. Current statute mandates the money stay at Kentucky research facilities.

  • MTR Hearing on Erie Track Slated For May

    MTR Gaming Group, Inc., which owns and operates Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort in Chester, West Virginia, announced Friday it has been granted a motion to expedite the appeal of its license to conduct Thoroughbred racing and parimutuel wagering in Erie, Pa. The hearing is scheduled for May.

  • Woodbine Released Stakes Slate

    Woodbine Entertainment Group announced a record stakes <br>schedule worth $19 million for its upcoming 2003 Woodbine Thoroughbred meet.

  • Cane Home, winning the Swaps.

    Came Home Covers First Mares

    Millionaire Came Home, whose $40,000 fee is the highest for an incoming stallion, covered his first two mares Feb. 12

  • 'Field' Hammered Down to Even Money in KD Future Bet

    Reflecting the lack of a solid favorite, or any favorite at all, Kentucky Derby Future Wager bettors hammered the field down to the even-money favorite after the first day of wagering in pool one Thursday.

  • Magna Seeks Long-Term Rights to Portland Meadows

    Magna Entertainment has agreed to purchase the long-term operating rights of Portland Meadows, as well an interest in the real estate on which the racetrack sits, from developer Thomas Moyer.

  • Great State Challenge Could Return ... But Where?

    The Great State Challenge will return to the calendar in 2003 if agreements are reached between a host site and horsemen's groups, and if "financial and other adjustments" are made, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association said Feb. 13 after a board of directors meeting in Florida.

  • Judge Gives Mountaineer, Horsemen More Time

    A judge has given Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort and the Mountaineer Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association until Feb. 21 to defend their positions in a dispute over a contract and racing dates.

  • Moon Ballad Captures UAE Challenge Stakes

    Irish-bred Moon Ballad, owned by the Godolphin racing stable and ridden by Frankie Dettori, won the Group III Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Challenge (Round II) at the United Arab Emirates' Nad Al Sheba Thursday.

  • The Tin Man to Show Mettle in San Luis Obispo

    The Tin Man, second by a nose to stablemate Johar in his most recent start, will carry top weight of 121 pounds as the expected favorite in Saturday's $200,000 San Luis Obispo Handicap (gr. IIT) at 1 ½ mile on turf at Santa Anita Park.

  • Allspice Flavors Silverbulletday Stakes

    The good news for Allspice is the $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies does not possess a dominating presence like 2002 winner Take Charge Lady or undefeated Lady Tak.

  • Trainer Craig Lewis Loves This Valentine

    Even though Saturday's $100,000 Boo La Boo Stakes for 3-year-old California-bred fillies at six furlongs isn't what trainer Craig Lewis believes to be Valentine Dancer's best distance, he says timing and conditions make running her worthwhile.

  • Mandella Plots Patient Path for His 'Man'

    Perhaps influenced by his patient father, Richard, Gary Mandella is not caught up in Derby fever with a promising 3-year-old colt named Man Among Men, who went from turf to dirt in upsetting 2-5 favorite Empire Maker in Santa Anita's Sham Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on Feb. 7.

  • Our Bobby V. Takes to Slop in Santa Anita Drill

    Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) runner-up Our Bobby V. is one of only 14 horses on the official Santa Anita work tab over the past three days, going five furlongs in 1:01.80 on a sloppy track on Tuesday.

  • Offlee Wild, with jockey in red cap, is among the Fountain of Youth favorites.

    Fountain of Youth: Let the Games Begin

    Nine 3-year-olds were entered for Saturday's $200,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. I), Gulfstream Park's traditional send off on the road to the Triple Crown.

  • Scrimshaw, Lion Tamer Meet in Hutcheson

    Stakes-placed Scrimshaw and impressive allowance winner Lion Tamer lead a short field of six 3-year-olds set to go seven furlongs in the $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

  • Legislation Reintroduced to Ban Horse Slaughter

    U.S. Representative John Sweeney (R-NY), chairman of the Congressional Horse Caucus, and U.S.Representative John Spratt (D-SC) reintroduced the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act on Thursday. The bill will ban the trade in horsemeat and live horses for human consumption.

  • Dubai Report: Moon Ballad Brilliant in Return

    Moon Ballad's brilliant performance to win Thursday's group III second round of the Maktoum Challenge set Godolphin on course to secure their fourth Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) on March 29.

  • Equibase Offers Triple Crown 'Virtual Stable'

    Equibase has announced the 2003 launch of the Virtual Stable Triple Crown notification service, which notifies users via a once-daily e-mail of workouts, entries, and results for the top contenders for the VISA Triple Crown.

  • Gulfstream: Lukas Horses in the House

    Overbrook Farm's Ozzie Cat and Robert and Beverly Lewis' Scrimshaw made the trip from California and both arrived safely and are bedded down with the other horses in Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas‚ barn at Gulfstream Park.

  • Lym Named Woodbine Racing Secretary

    Steve Lym, a former trainer and Woodbine's chief clocker, has been appointed racing secretary for Woodbine Entertainment.

  • New Australian Premier II Yearling Sale Grosses $601,970

    Sixty-seven yearlings sold for a gross of 1,021,500 Australian dollars (approximately $601,970 in U.S. funds) and an average of 15,246 Australian dollars ($8,984) during the inaugural premier II yearling sale at Oaklands Thursday.