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  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Chills and Thrills

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- The competitive races at Arlington Park warmed the chilly 46,118 on hand for the Breeders' Cup races Oct. 26.

  • Volponi owner Phil Johnson receiving the BC Classic trophy.

    Steve Haskin's Classic Story: Sweet Home Chicago

    Phil "P.G." Johnson had a perfect way to spend his 77th birthday. He decided to buy himself a $40,000 present. No luxury car, no cruise around the world; in fact, nothing at all. This was a gift for himself and his family, paid for with nearly 60 years of blood and sweat, compliments of a horse named Volponi.

  • Broun's Essays Return to ESPN Classic

    The essays of Heywood Hale Broun, a colorful voice of the Triple Crown for CBS, are coming back to television in a new 13-week series called Woodie's World on ESPN Classic, debuting Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.

  • Fee for Domedriver's Sire Raised

    Indian Ridge, whose son Domedriver won the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), will stand next year for 75,000 euros

  • Quarter Horse Track License Denied in Kentucky

    Supporters of live Quarter Horse racing in Kentucky suffered a defeat when the Kentucky Racing Commission declined to issue a license to Southern Bluegrass Racing for a racetrack in Williamsburg.

  • New York Tracks May Face More Casino Competition

    In a move with implications for the state's racing industry, the federal government has given the go-ahead for a western New York Indian tribe to open three casinos, a decision that could pave the way for three other new casinos in New York's Catskill Mountains.

  • Wintergreen Drops Ecton Park's Fee

    John J. Greely IV of Wintergreen Stallion Station announced the 2003 fees for current stallions Ecton Park and Five Star Day.

  • MRLS Monitoring Stepped Up, But No Problem Found

    Pathologists at the Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center in Lexington noticed that a few more fetal losses were being seen than was usual during August, September, and October. That prompted increased surveillance and reporting, and meetings by the Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners committee that was formed during the mare reproductive loss syndrome crisis of 2001.

  • Breeders' Cup Overnight TV Ratings Up 5%

    Despite heavy competition from a high-scoring Notre Dame-Florida State college football game, the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships managed a 5% increase in its overnight television rating.

  • Cup Winners Expected to See More Action

    Six of the eight winners on the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships card at Arlington Park Oct. 26 are expected to race in 2003, if all goes according to plans. Three winners--Orientate, Domedriver, and Starine--could run again this year.

  • Breeders' Cup Pick 6 Wagers Under Investigation

    Two days after the Oct. 26 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board was investigating "unusual circumstances" related to the winning Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 wagers made Oct. 26 through Catskill Off-Track Betting Corp.

  • Rock of Gilbraltar to Stand at Coolmore

    Millionaire Rock of Gibraltar, who won a record seven consecutive European group I events and figures to be named Europe's champion miler, will enter stud in his native Ireland at John Magnier and partners' Coolmore Stud.

  • Mr Dinos Wins Marathon Prix Royal-Oak

    Paul Cole's Mr Dinos, just fifth in the St. Leger, was the star of the show in the French equivalent, the 1 7/8-mile Prix Royal-Oak, at Longchamp on Sunday.

  • Strut the Stage Edges Cetewayo, Man From Wicklow

    It may have been over a year since Todd Kabel and Strut the Stage had been paired together, but the duo were once again in familiar territory, combining for a classic winning effort in Sunday's $279,500 Sky Classic Stakes (gr. IIT) at Woodbine.

  • Greely to Prep Century City in Bay Meadows Derby

    The classy Irish-bred colt Century City is expected make his U.S. debut next Sunday at Bay Meadows in the $100,000 Bay Meadows Derby (gr. IIIT). Mike Smith, who won two Breeders' Cup races Saturday at Arlington Park, will ride Century City.

  • Horatio Karamanos Wins Seven Races at Laurel

    Jockey Horatio Karamanos dominated the eleven-race card at Laurel Park Saturday by riding seven winners, including a pick-up mount on Eugene Ford's Lily's Affair in the $50,000 Waya Stakes.

  • One Colony, Fircroft Win Juvenile Stakes at Big A

    With both 1 1/8-mile juvenile stakes races at Aqueduct taken off the turf because of rain, One Colony, in the Pilgrim Stakes, and Fircroft, in the Miss Grillo, were victories Sunday.

  • Twilight Road Draws Off to Ack Ack Victory

    Twilight Road withstood a challenge from Mountain General in the stretch of Sunday's Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs Sunday and went on to a 2 /2-length victory.

  • Oak Tree's Burke Handicap a Special Matter

    Longshot Special Matter, with Tyler Baze aboard, captured the $150,000 Carleton F. Burke Handicap (gr.IIT) at 1 1/2 miles on the turf at Oak Tree Sunday.

  • Hammonds Wins Magical Mythical Tour

    <i>The Blood-Horse</i>'s own head-to-head competition, where executive editor Dan Liebman and managing editor Evan Hammonds were given mythical $1,000 bankrolls to bet the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, was no contest.

  • Breeders' Cup Wagering Record Broken

    A new event wagering record of $115,523,156 from all sources was established for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Arlington Park Saturday, according to preliminary totals.

  • Russell Baze Notches Victory Number 8,000

    Jockey Russell Baze became the fourth jockey to ride at least 8,000 winners when he piloted Ourwhistlebritches to victory in the seventh race at Bay Meadows Saturday.

  • Feathers Flies to Ontario Fashion Repeat

    Feathers flew down a muddy Woodbine stretch Saturday to win the six furlong $142,625 Ontario Fashion Stakes for fillies and mares for the second straight year.

  • High Chaparral puts a win in O&#39;Brien&#39;s column in the Turf.

    Irish Win One with High Chaparral

    The Irish connections of Michael Tabor and John Magnier got their first winner on Saturday's Breeders' Cup card when 4-5 favorite High Chaparral won the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I).

  • Tenpins celebrates Breeders&#39; Cup Day with Fayette win at Keeneland.

    Tenpins Repels X Country for Fayette Win

    Trainer Donald Winfree bypassed a shot at the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) with 4-year-old Tenpins, opting instead for the $156,122 Fayette Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland. While the $4-million question remains unanswered, Tenpins did earn owner-breeder Joseph Vitello $99,789 for his 1 3/4-length triumph over a pesky X Country in the 1 1/8-mile Saturday feature at the Lexington oval.

  • Vindication leads Baffert parade in Juvenile.

    Baffert Horses Dominate Juvenile Race

    Padua Stable's Vindication and The Thoroughbred Corporation's Kafwain provided trainer Bob Baffert with a 1-2 finish in the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

  • Multiple Choice captures The Sports Page at Aqueduct Saturday.

    Multiple Choice Aces Sports Page Test

    Longshot Multiple Choice, never worse than third at Aqueduct, romped to a 7 1/4-length win over a sloppy track in Saturday's $110,000 Sports Page Handicap (gr.III).