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By New York Times News Service | October 17, 1990
NEW YORK -- Swelled by a record 25 entrants for the $3 million Classic and a huge contingent of European imports, the seven Breeders' Cup races at Belmont Park on Oct. 27 attracted 110 preliminary entries yesterday.The Classic, the sport's richest race, never had attracted more ,, than the limit of 14 entries, but in a season marked more by defection than achievement among 3-year-olds and handicap horses, the crush at the entry box was no surprise.A field of 14 will be selected by next Wednesday, when final entries for the seven races will be drawn, with post positions and jockeys.
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McClatchy-Tribune News Service | May 12, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Kansas Speedway president Pat Warren was in race control on the roof of the track when lights on the backstretch went dark during the first half of Saturday night's 5-hour Energy 400, the first NASCAR Sprint Cup night race at the 14-year old facility. His staff immediately discovered a fuse had gone out in a control panel. Because the lights on the inside of the backstretch and everywhere else on the 1.5-mile tri-oval remained illuminated, racing continued until full lighting outside the track was restored about 45 minutes later.
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By James Bock and James Bock,Sun Staff Writer | April 29, 1994
From his hilltop manor house, J. W. Y. "Duck" Martin Jr. surveys his family's breathtaking domain: the 605-acre Worthington Farms, a verdant bowl of pastureland just north of Baltimore in the heart of Maryland's horse country.Every spring, as sure as thoroughbred foals grace these fields, red and white flags appear atop the Martins' post-and-railfences. Their Worthington Valley pastures become the site of America's toughest steeplechase and one of Maryland's toniest social events.The Maryland Hunt Cup, a grueling timber race over four miles of turf studded with 22 unforgiving fences, marks its 100th anniversary tomorrow.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | February 9, 2013
For many years, the Coast Guard Foundation held charity golf tournaments to raise money to help support enlisted personnel, reservists and their families who suffered a personal or financial loss. Two years ago, the foundation changed course by looking at an event that seemed more in line with its mission and founded the Coast Guard Foundation Cup, an overnight race that served as a feeder distance race for the biennial Bermuda Race from Newport, R.I., to the British territory. The inaugural race attracted 18 boats to Annapolis.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | October 19, 1996
It used to be a laughingstock, a sport whose players wore so many advertising patches on their uniforms you could hardly see the cloth, a sport whose fans were viewed as roughnecks, grease monkeys and Southern rednecks -- a sport whose very status as a sport was questioned.Now, Winston Cup stock car racing is no laughing matter. It has become a giant, a corporate playground and a family sport that attracts fans from all economic levels across the country.How big has it grown? A few months ago, Eddie Gossage, the vice president and general manager of the new Texas International Raceway near Fort Worth, sat down in the middle of his then-unpaved, 1.5-mile speedway and surveyed its 150,061 seats.
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By Dale Austin and Dale Austin,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 17, 1990
LAUREL -- The probable lineup for the $750,000 Budweiser International at Laurel Race Course has dwindled sharply since 24 pre-entries were taken last week.No more than 13 starters seem likely for the race Sunday, and speculation yesterday was that 11 is a more logical number.The defections appear due to European interest in the Breeders' Cup races, which offer purses totaling $10 million the next weekend at Belmont Park.Trainers of four horses considered to be starters here popped up in the pre-entries for Breeders' Cup races yesterday.
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By Special to The Sun | October 21, 1990
THE PLAINS, Va. -- Maryland horses, trainers and riders too home the cash by winning five of the seven events in the International Gold Cup races and receiving awards for leading trainers and riders yesterday.Joe's O.K. won the $25,000 Timber Steeplechase Stakes, the International Gold Cup, before 16,000. Trained by Alicia Murphy and ridden by John Bosley, he won by two lengths over Glyn, Virginia's top timber horse. Tom Miller, with Anne Moran up, was third.Jack Fisher won the cash award for leading trainer and rider.
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By Ross Peddicord | October 29, 1992
HALLANDALE, Fla. -- Ninety-two horses were entered for the Breeders' Cup -- 71 American, 21 European. For the first time there are European-based horses in every race. But the Florida heat is expected to hurt their chances, just as it did at Gulfstream in 1989 when the European contingent was winless.* Pleasant Tap is the lukewarm favorite to win the Classic. He has run in three previous Breeders' Cup races without winning. He was sixth in the '89 Juvenile with Eddie Delahoussaye riding; eighth in the '90 Turf with Jerry Bailey up; and second in the Sprint last year with Delahoussaye again in the irons.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Evening Sun Staff | October 31, 1991
At long last, racetrack operators have hit upon an idea that could get the general public interested in horse racing, and give the flagging industry a much-needed boost.Pick all seven winners of the Breeders' Cup on Saturday and win a jackpot approaching the size of the Florida lottery.That's the concept, and it's being instituted for the first time this week.What makes the bet so appealing is that the nation's best horses are running in the seven Breeders' Cup races for purses totaling $10 million.
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By Ed Hinton and Ed Hinton,ORLANDO SENTINEL | April 16, 2007
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Jeff Burton had subtly called his shot two days earlier. "I think it's cool there hasn't been a repeat winner," Burton had said Friday of quirky Texas Motor Speedway, which had produced 12 different winners in its first 12 Nextel Cup races. "I think it would be even cooler if we could stop that this weekend." His tone made that more than wishful thinking. Burton had won the first race here, in 1997. And somehow he exuded a sense he would win again a decade later. By Saturday his team owner, Richard Childress, caught the notion.
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By Chris Korman | November 14, 2012
Team Valor International, owner of 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, has announced that Maryland-based trainer Graham Motion is once again hoping to prep the horse for a run in the $10 million Dubai World Cup next spring. Animal Kingdom finished a charging second in the Breeders' Cup Mile on Nov. 3, despite not racing for 259 days while recovering from a small fracture -- his second such injury since the 2011 Belmont. The colt stood in Motion's barn in Fair Hill for the beginning of the year, as Motion trained his best 3-year-olds toward this year's Kentucky Derby.
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Sports Digest | April 16, 2012
Preakness G-I UAE Cup race to feature Arabian horses Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, will join with Pimlico Race Course to host the $75,000-added The President of the United Arab Emirates Cup, a Grade I race for purebred Arabian horses, on Preakness Day, May 19. The race is limited to 14 horses and will be run on the main track at 1 1/16 miles. The Maryland House Ways and Means Committee passed an emergency bill, signed into law by Gov. Martin O'Malley on Tuesday, authorizing Pimlico to conduct live racing of Arabian horses under certain circumstances.
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By Kent Baker, Special to The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2011
Approximately three-quarters of the way through the four-mile Maryland Hunt Cup course Saturday, Private Attack was beginning to lose interest. No competitors were in sight behind him and a mile of ground and five more fences were to be navigated before the Sportsmans Hall gelding claimed the 115th running of the $75,000 timber classic, a race that has proven elusive and full of disappointment for his connections. But jockey Blythe Miller-Davies adroitly kept him about his business and Private Attack romped home far ahead in a jumping race for which 14 entered, 10 started and only three finished.
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By George Diaz, Tribune newspapers | August 18, 2010
As expected, Anheuser-Busch and Richard Childress Racing announced a sponsorship deal Tuesday involving Kevin Harvick and his No. 29 Chevy. Budweiser will be on the car in the majority of points races and two exhibition events for the next three years. It's a good fit, considering Harvick has won two Bud Shootouts. "It's a fun brand to represent," he said. Harvick became the first driver to qualify for the Chase, giving him a three-week window with limited pressure.
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By Ed Hinton and Ed Hinton,Tribune Publishing newspapers | October 22, 2007
MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Jimmie Johnson got help holding off Jeff Gordon yesterday in a rematch of teammates from a source roaring out of the blue: Ryan Newman, who hasn't won a Nextel Cup race in more than two years. Then it was all Johnson could do to hold off Newman in a green-white-checkered overtime finish of the Subway 500 at Martinsville Speedway, while Gordon finished third. Johnson, with his seventh win this season, shaved Gordon's lead in NASCAR's Chase for the Nextel Cup by 15 points to 53, with four races remaining.
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By Ruma Kumar and Ruma Kumar,SUN REPORTER | August 3, 2007
David Askew isn't one of those fair-weather sailors. Two summers ago, the Annapolis resident stayed in the Governor's Cup Yacht Race when a squall of heavy lightning, rain and winds spurred more than two dozen others to drop out. Some have said it was one of the toughest races in the more than three-decade history of the annual 70-mile regatta - with fewer than half of the 161 boats in the race finishing within the 21-hour limit - but that didn't deter...
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | October 24, 2001
ELMONT, N.Y. - Fantastic Light and Sakhee, the European stars of the Godolphin stable, were scheduled for their telltale workouts today for the Breeders' Cup - the works that would determine whether they run in the Turf or the Classic. But the Godolphin decision-makers changed their mind and breezed both horses yesterday at Belmont Park. Saeed bin Suroor, Godolphin's trainer, made his first appearance at the track to oversee the workouts. "I wanted to see their action, how they moved, before we decide," Suroor said.
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By Marty McGee and Marty McGee,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 27, 1990
LAUREL -- Racing fans can get a quick start from the gate today when Laurel Race Course begins a 15-race program at 10:30 a.m.A live eight-race program, highlighted by the $75,000 Find Handicap, will be followed by simulcasts of the seven Breeders' Cup races. Post time for the first Breeders' Cup event, the Sprint, is 1:55 p.m.On a normal racing day, a showdown in the Find between Master Speaker and Baron de Vaux may have merited considerable attention. Master Speaker might be the best older horse in Maryland and Baron de Vaux the best 3-year-old.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN REPORTER | July 19, 2007
The Breeders' Cup Challenge doesn't begin until July 28 at Saratoga Race Course, but that isn't stopping trainers from talking about the new format that will qualify up to 24 horses for the Oct. 26-27 Breeders' Cup with just one win. "They're trying to ramp up some excitement for the Breeders' Cup program with this `Win and You're In' concept instead of points," said trainer Rick Violette, who will run his talented turf horse, Summer Doldrums, in the...
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By Ed Hinton and Ed Hinton,ORLANDO SENTINEL | April 16, 2007
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Jeff Burton had subtly called his shot two days earlier. "I think it's cool there hasn't been a repeat winner," Burton had said Friday of quirky Texas Motor Speedway, which had produced 12 different winners in its first 12 Nextel Cup races. "I think it would be even cooler if we could stop that this weekend." His tone made that more than wishful thinking. Burton had won the first race here, in 1997. And somehow he exuded a sense he would win again a decade later. By Saturday his team owner, Richard Childress, caught the notion.
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