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  • Kentucky Derby winner and leading Japanese stallion Sunday Silence.

    Report From Japan: On-the-Scene Account of Sunday Silence's Battle

    HAYAKITA, HOKKAIDO, JAPAN (August 13) -- It's the ninth anniversary of the death of Zenya Yoshida, the founder of Shadai Farm. Rain has fallen for most of the day, growing stronger toward evening and the mood is grim at Shadai Stallion Station. In a barn set back from the others, a barn that was especially built to accommodate the aging Northern Taste, Sunday Silence battles what appear to be his longest odds yet.

  • Youbet Moves to New Market

    Youbet.com, an online racing and wagering service, had its stock listing moved to the Nasdaq SmallCap Market Aug. 9.

  • Sport of Sporstman's

    <i>By John McEvoy </i> -- So, it's goodbye to Chicago's "bull ring." After 70 years, Sportsman's Park is finished as a blue-collar, ethnically integrated site of Thoroughbred racing, a track whose configuration changed from a half-miler (1932), to a five-furlong oval (1956), to a seven-furlong strip (1992) with the longest stretch (1,436 feet) in America.

  • John McEvoy

    Sport of Sportsman's

    <i>By John McEvoy </i> -- So, it's goodbye to Chicago's "bull ring." After 70 years, Sportsman's Park is finished as a blue-collar, ethnically integrated site of Thoroughbred racing, a track whose configuration changed from a half-miler (1932), to a five-furlong oval (1956), to a seven-furlong strip (1992) with the longest stretch (1,436 feet) in America.

  • Numerous Sold to Haras du Quesney

    Eleven-year-old Numerous has been sold to the Head family's Haras du Quesney and will stand at that French nursery in 2003.

  • Highland Gold Retired to Ken Arnold in California

    Graded stakes winner Highland Gold has been purchased by BnD Chase Thoroughbreds from George Todaro and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and will stand at Ken Arnold Ranch near Stockton, Calif.

  • Battle Cry to Special K in Iowa

    Six-year-old Battle Cry will enter stud at Tim Cochran and Ray Muck's Special K Thoroughbreds near Runnels, Iowa, as the property of the farm.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Stuck Market

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- What has happened to the top of the yearling market, the sector that outpaced all others during the boom years of the late 1990s and into the first year of the new millennium?

  • Tattersalls to Change Sale Dates

    Tattersalls is set to make major changes to its sale dates in 2003, with the flagship Tattersalls Houghton yearling sale set to move up one week, and the Tattersalls October yearling sale moved to the week currently occupied by the Houghton.

  • Awesome Humor, right, remained undefeated with her Adirondack victory.

    Awesome Humor Serious in Adirondack Victory

    WinStar Farm's Awesome Humor displayed her serious side Monday when she led from start to finish in the Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-old fillies at Saratoga Racecourse.

  • Global View to Good Win in Arkansas

    Graded stakes winner Global View has been moved to Jay Goodwin's Good Win Farm near Arkadelphia, Ark., where he will stand for owner Charles Chappel for $1,000.

  • Proud and True's First Winner

    Proud and True, a full brother to leading sire Our Emblem, was represented by his first winner Aug. 11 when his daughter Proud American won at seven furlongs at Calder Race Course for breeder/owner Donald Dizney.

  • $250,000 Unbridled's Song Filly Tops Opening Session of CTBA Sale

    Gross receipts and average price were down for the first of two nights of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association's Del Mar yearling sale on Sunday, but the median increased marginally and the session boasted the highest-priced yearling sold by the CTBA in more than a decade.

  • $150,000 Saratoga Special On Tap at The Spa

    Lone Star Sky heads a small field of five runners in the 100th renewal of this famous stakes for 2-year-olds Wednesday, but his trainer, Thomas Amoss, may not make the trip from Louisville.

  • 'Field' Favored in Breeders' Cup Future Wagers--Pool 2

    Bettors believe that the winner of the three Breeders' Cup races that were offered in the second wagering pool of the NTRA Future Book Bet – the Turf, the Mile and the Filly & Mare Turf – is someone they don't know about yet.

  • European Race Report: Bug Proof

    As a virus runs through Aidan O'Brien's yard, he still manages to win the Phoenix Stakes for the fifth straight year.

  • Miss Pickums Enjoys Easy Pickings

    Jay Em Ess Stable's Miss Pickums blew by the leaders on the final turn en route to a 4 1/2-length victory in the $50,000 Mariah's Storm Handicap Sunday at Arlington Park.

  • Lukas Hopes Holiday Runner Can Stay Unbeaten

    Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas is hoping to keep S.J. Bee Stable's Holiday Runner unbeaten as she faces five other 2-year-old fillies in the 87th running of the $150,000 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) at 6 1/2 furlongs at Saratoga Race Course on Monday.

  • Real Good Deal Attracts Field of 10 at Del Mar

    Gobi Dan, Surprized and Preakness Stakes runner Menacing Dennis head a field of 10 scheduled for Monday's 15th running of the $100,000 Real Good Deal Stakes for 3-year-old Cal-breds going 7 furlongs on the main track.

  • Bayard Sharp Was Delaware's Man of Racing

    Breeder/owner Bayard Sharp, an original director of Delaware Park and a former president of The Blood-Horse Inc., died Aug. 9 at his Centerville, Del., home after a brief illness. He was 89.

  • Breeders' Cup Future Bet: Pool 2, Day 2

    Irish-bred High Chaparral (5-2) Rock of Gibraltar (9-5) are the favorites in the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf and the Breeders' Cup Mile, respectively, after the second day of wagering in Pool Two of the Breeder' Cup Future Bet. Astra and Irish-bred Golden Apples are the 5-1 co-favorites in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.

  • Whitney Handicap winner Left Bank (right) has reportedly undergone surgery for colic.

    Report: Left Bank Undergoes Colic Surgery

    Michael Tabor's Left Bank, the record-setting sprinter who showed his versatility by tying a 1 1/8-mile track record in the Whitney, reportedly underwent colic surgery at Tufts University in Massachusetts on Saturday.

  • Buffythecenterfold Still Undefeated With Win in Sorrento

    Stronach Stables and Allen Brian's Buffythecenterfold ran her undefeated string to three races with a game win over rival Tricks Her by 3/4-length in the $150,000 Sorrento Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-old fillies at Del Mar Saturday.

  • Lost at Sea Shows How She Runs in Singapore Plate

    John Franks & Peter Abruzzo's Lost At Sea overtook favored See How She Runs entering the stretch en route to a 1 1/4-length victory in the $100,000 Singapore Plate (gr. III) Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Minister's Baby Takes Gardenia at Ellis Park

    Favorite Minister's Baby disposed of longshot pacesetter Red n' Gold in the final turn and held off Lakenheath by 1-3/4 lengths in Saturday's $200,000 Gardenia Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares at Ellis Park.

  • Xtra Heat Wires Straight Deal at Laurel

    In her first easy race in months, champion filly Xtra Heat led gate-to-wire to easily win Saturday's $125,000 Straight Deal Breeders' Cup Handicap at Laurel Park.

  • Fever Knocks Echo Eddie Out of Vanderbilt

    David Milch's Echo Eddie will not run in Sunday's $200,000 A.G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. II). After performing a routine temperature check on the gelding yesterday, trainer Darrell Vienna's assistant, Scott Chaney, determined Echo Eddie was suffering from a severe fever.

  • Sakhee Defeated by Wellbeing in Comeback Race

    Sakhee, running his first race since the Dubai World Cup in March, finished a disappointing second to Wellbeing in the Group 3 Prix Gontaut-Byron at Deauville on Saturday.

  • Stallion Access Sale Averages $29,197

    After a year's hiatus, Stallion Access' Champagne Sale of Selected Seasons and Shares returned the evening of Aug. 9. Held at Fasig-Tipton's Humphrey S. Finney pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., the sale saw 33 of the 44 no-guarantee seasons for 2003 sell for $963,500. In addition, two stallion shares sold for $182,000. The auction, a bellwether sale for next year's stud fees, averaged $29,197.

  • Roar to Rancho San Miguel in California

    William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm and Tom and Nancy Clark's Rancho San Miguel have entered into an agreement to stand grade II winner Roar at Rancho San Miguel near San Luis Obispo, Calif.

  • Breeders' Cup Future Bet Update: Day One of Pool Two

    Beat Hollow, Rock of Gibraltar and Astra are their division's respective early choices as a total of less than $8,000 was wagered on the opening day of Pool Two of the Breeders' Cup Future Bet.

  • Clement, Santos Get Photo Quality Win

    Tortured twice by losing photo finishes in graded stakes races recently at Saratoga, trainer Christophe Clement and jockey Jose Santos got a bit of payback when Waterville Lake Stable's Celtic Sky got up at the wire to beat front-running Reluctant Groom by a nose in the $82,900 West Point Handicap.