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  • MTR Gaming Has Record Third Quarter

    The parent company of Mountaineer Park reported record earnings, revenue, and net income for the third quarter ending Sept. 30. It was the best quarter in the company's history.

  • Jump Start, winning the Saratoga Special.

    Injured Jump Start to Stand at Overbrook

    Jump Start, who underwent several hours of surgery to repair his left front leg that was injured during the Oct 27 Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), might be going to stud in 2002 at William T. Young's Overbrook Farm near Lexington.

  • Hero in a Bridle

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> -- Who can say why we are more attracted to certain horses. I watched the replay of the 1990 Fountain of Youth Stakes. Over and over. I fell in love with this horse.

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

    Big City, Big Show

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- New Yorkers made Belmont Park come alive in a way unique to America's greatest city.

  • Magna Closes Deal on Greyhound Track

    Magna Entertainment has completed its acquisition of Multnomah Greyhound Park in Portland, Ore. The racing conglomerate controlled by Frank Stronach has acquired the operations of Multnomah Greyhound Park for $5.97 million.

  • Godolphin Sets its Sights on the Big A's Discovery Handicap

    Godolphin's Street Cry has not raced since finishing second in the United Arab Emirates Derby (UAE-III) in late March and will face a solid field of 3-year-olds in Wednesday's $100,000 Discovery Handicap (gr. III), the opening day feature of Aqueduct Racetrack's 44-day Fall Meeting.

  • Smoke Glacken to Stand for $15,000

    Graham J. Beck's Gainsway Farm announced a 2002 fee of $15,000 for syndicate stallion Smoke Glacken, up $5,000 from his 2001 fee.

  • Thoroughbred-Harness Dispute in Maryland Rankles Commission

    Exasperated by the state racing industry's continued bickering and failure to work together, the Maryland Racing Commission on Monday ordered the Thoroughbred and harness factions to resolve conflicts in two weeks or face punitive action that could lead to the denial of racing dates.

  • Godolphin&#39;s Street Cry returns from a layoff in Wednesday&#39;s Discovery Handicap.

    Rediscovering Street Cry

    Godolphin's Street Cry returns from a seven-month layoff to face six other 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Discovery Handicap (gr. III) on Wednesday's opening day card at Aqueduct.

  • Top stallion Nureyev.

    From The Blood-Horse Magazine: Remembering Nureyev

    Nureyev was one of those horses whose stratospheric yearling price of $1.3 million in 1978 and championship status on the racetrack earned plenty of attention. That type of attention was nothing compared to the type of admiration he later earned for his many accomplishments at stud and for coming back from a life-threatening injury.

  • Breeders' Cup Veterans Invited to Japan Cup

    The top three finishers from the Breeders' Cup Turf and Classic winner Tiznow head a list of horses invited to the Japan Cup and Japan Cup Dirt that will be run at Tokyo Racecourse the weekend of Nov. 24-25.

  • New Logo for 128th Kentucky Derby Unveiled

    Churchill Downs has unveiled the official logo for the 128th running of America's greatest race, the Kentucky Derby. The logo for the famed "Run for the Roses," to be held May 4, 2002, blends classic Thoroughbred imagery with contemporary graphic design elements.

  • American-Bred Agnes Digital Wins Japanese Grade I

    Agnes Digital, a 4-year-old son of Crafty Prospector--Chancey Squaw (by Chief's Crown), posted his eighth victory in 20 starts when he took the Tenno Sho (Autumn) (Jpn-I) at Tokyo Racecourse on Sunday.

  • City Zip (right), winning the Amsterdam.

    City Zip to Contemporary Stallions

    Grade I winner City Zip, who made his farewell race in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) for the partnership of Charles Thompson, Carl Bowling, and Lakland Farm, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Gus Schoenborn Jr.'s Contemporary Stallions near Coxsackie, N.Y.

  • Godolphin Still Basking in Breeders' Cup Accomplishments

    The Godolphin team still was on cloud nine Monday following the magnificent overall effort of their horses in the 2001 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. After finishing one-two in the Breeder's Cup Juvenile Fillies with Tempera and Imperial Gesture, Godolphin captured the Turf with Fantastic Light and just missed by a nose with Sakhee in the Classic.

  • Exogenous won the Beldame earlier this year.

    Exogenous Continues to Hold Her Own

    Trainer Scotty Schulhofer said Monday that Exogenous is still progressing slowly from her injuries suffered prior to the Breeders' Cup Distaff, when she flipped over backwards, hitting her head on the ground and suffering a severe concussion.

  • Tiznow (right), who nosed out Sakhee to win the Breeders&#39; Cup Classic, will race in 2002.

    Dual Classic Winner Tiznow to Race in 2002

    A roar of approval went up from the gathering of media following the Breeders' Cup Classic when Tiznow's owner Michael Cooper announced that the son of Cee's Tizzy would race again next year. The announcement also brought a loud "whoop" from jockey Chris McCarron, who pumped his fist in the air.

  • Retama Park Growing Its Handle Through OTBs

    Retama Park ended its 50-day Thoroughbred meet with an 11% increase in total handle. Increased interest in the racetrack's signal offset a 7.8% decline in on-track handle.

  • Exogenous, winning the Beldame.

    Schulhofers 'Optimistic' About Exogenous

    On Sunday morning, Exogenous, the Unbridled filly who suffered a severe concussion in a freak mishap prior to the running of the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), was alert, standing in her stall, and eating hay, leaving the father and son training team of Scotty and Randy Schulhofer optimistic about her chances to recover. However, Randy Schulhofer cautioned that "the next 24 to 48 hours are the most crucial."

  • Last year&#39;s Classic winner Tiznow (right) noses out Sakhee to win this year&#39;s running of the same race.

    Tiznow...Again; Victory Before 52,987 Fans at Belmont Park.

    In true classic fashion and eerily similar to last year's victory, Tiznow rallied stoutly in the lane to defeat Sakhee by a nose in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). This time however, he had to run down his rival, whereas a year ago he held off Giant's Causeway at Churchill Downs. He becomes the first horse in history to win back-to-back Classics.

  • Fantastic Light scores a confident win in the Breeders&#39; Cup Turf.

    Fantastic Finish to Turf; Winner May Race in Japan Cup

    The Europeans added to their huge day when Fantastic Light set a course record in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT). The Euros won three straight races, with Banks Hill (Mile), Johannesburg (Juvenile) and Fantastic Light.

  • Unbeaten Johannesburg upsets favorite Officer in the Breeders&#39; Cup Juvenile.

    Officer Displaced Palate in Juvenile Loss to Johannesburg

    Say what's the word? Well at Belmont Park on Saturday, it was Johannesburg, who remained unbeaten when he won the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I). Down to defeat went the Bob Baffert-trained Officer, who was on the rail in striking position but could not handle the pressure. Later, Baffert said Officer shut down after displacing his palate.

  • Squirtle Squirt wins the Breeders&#39; Cup Sprint.

    Frankel Gets His Cup; Squirtle Squirt Wins Sprint

    After going winless with 38 previous Breeders' Cup starters, trainer Bobby Frankel finally broke his maiden when Squirtle Squirt spurted through in the stretch to win the Sprint.

  • Val Royal comes from far back to win the Mile.

    Val Royal Flies Home in Mile

    Val Royal came flying down the lane to win the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) in 1:32.05, the course record at Belmont Park being 1:31.60.

  • Godolphin One-Two in Juvenile Fillies

    Eoin Harty, who was hired by Sheikh Mohammed to train 2-year-olds in this country to try and win the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), may eventually accomplish that, but Saturday he showcased fillies, running one-two in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) with Tempera and Imperial Gesture.

  • Godolphin One-Two in Juvenile Fillies

    Eoin Harty, who was hired by Sheikh Mohammed to train 2-year-olds in this country to try and win the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), may eventually accomplish that, but Saturday he showcased fillies, running one-two in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) with Tempera and Imperial Gesture.

  • Pat Day celebrates his win aboard Unbridled Elaine in the Breeders&#39; Cup Distaff.

    Unbridled Elaine Wins Distaff; Exogenous Injured

    A pall was cast on the 18th Breeders' Cup before it could even start when Exogenous flipped, got her foot caught in the winner's circle rail, and eventually had to be sedated and removed from the tunnel leading to the racetrack.

  • Yonaguska (rail), shown finishing ahead of Macho Uno and in a dead heat with City Zip in the 2000 Hopeful, won on the Breeders&#39; Cup undercard. All three horses were in action at Belmont Saturday.

    Yonaguska Wins Sport Page on Breeders' Cup Undercard

    Yonaguska completed a chalky Daily Double on the Breeders' Cup undercard Saturday at Belmont Park. He won the second race, the Sport Page (gr. III), under Chris McCarron. He was 7-5 and first race winner Graeme Hall was 4-5.

  • Breeders&#39; Cup jockeys join in the opening ceremony of the World Thoroughbred Championships 2001.

    Breeders' Cup Day Begins; Opening Ceremony Held

    Odds are this is the first time in this country that racing fans walked into a track with armed guards on the roof. But this is also the first time racing's biggest day has been held in the same area where a terrorist attack occurred just six weeks earlier.

  • A&E Program to Feature Keeneland Sales

    "Behind Closed Doors," an Arts & Entertainment television network program hosted by Joan Lunden, will feature the Keeneland July selected yearling sales. The Keeneland segment is scheduled to air Nov. 3 at 8:00 p.m. (ET).