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January 6, 2000
Horse racing Bruise keeps Prado off Gulfstream mounts; `Appeal' victorious Edgar Prado, the nation's winningest jockey the past three years, did not ride his scheduled mounts yesterday at Gulfstream Park in southern Florida. Prado, who lives in Howard County, suffered a bruised right foot Monday when Shamrock City, his mount in Gulfstream Park's opening-day stakes, threw him and stepped on his foot. Prado rode Shamrock City to a third-place finish in the Appleton Handicap but then limped back to the jockey's room and took off his final mount.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | November 23, 1999
Maryland trainer Michael Dickinson has emerged as the central character in a cloak-and-dagger incident involving private investigators looking for signs that horses were being given performance-enhancing drugs at the Breeders' Cup.The agency that oversees security at the nation's racetracks has conducted an inquiry into the presence and motives of two men who were conducting surveillance at the Breeders' Cup on Nov. 6 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla....
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | November 5, 1999
HALLANDALE, Fla. -- Breeders' Cup week is a symphony of the most talented, most beautiful and most valuable racehorses in the world. The music soars each time a grand thoroughbred such as Daylami, Forestry or Lemon Drop Kid prances to and from the track.Yet with all these equine stars and all their accomplished human connections, the clear leader of the symphony this week at Gulfstream Park is the once-obscure, now-ubiquitous trainer, Bob Baffert. Everywhere he goes there's a TV crew, a group of reporters, a visitor with a camera, all hoping to bask in the beam of his wit and charm.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | November 4, 1999
HALLANDALE, Fla. -- Thirteen million dollars and the prestige of winning on racing's greatest day are powerful lures. Yesterday, owners of thoroughbreds from around the world proved that by entering 102 horses in the eight Breeders' Cup races tomorrow at Gulfstream Park.In a midday ceremony inside a large white tent outside Gulfstream Park, post positions were drawn for the 16th running of what promoters call the championships of thoroughbred racing. That's not accurate, because a thoroughbred champion is one who wins an Eclipse Award, not a Breeders' Cup race.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | November 3, 1999
HALLANDALE, Fla. -- After the Europeans failed to win a single race last year in the Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs, no one expected many to make the return trip this year to Gulfstream Park.After all, Churchill Downs was where the Europeans were supposed to thrive -- cool weather and a turf course to their liking. Conversely, the normally firm turf course at hot and humid Gulfstream Park had put off the Europeans twice before. In the two previous Breeders' Cups here, 1989 and 1992, European-based horses were 0-for-28.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | November 2, 1999
INDIANTOWN, Fla. -- Behrens, the likely favorite in North America's richest horse race, hasn't won in four months. That doesn't bother Behrens' trainer, James Bond."
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | November 1, 1999
HALLANDALE, Fla. -- Hugo Reynolds has bred horses. He's bought them at auction. He's bought them privately. But until he claimed a sore-footed 6-year-old last year in California, his fortunes in the horse business resembled a leaky bucket. No matter how high he filled it, he ended up with an empty bucket. The horse who plugged the hole was River Keen. After winning New York's premier fall races for older horses, the Woodward and Jockey Club Gold Cup, River Keen has emerged as a strong contender in the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic, the richest of the eight Breeders' Cup races Saturday at Gulfstream Park.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | October 31, 1999
Rhea and Joe Pennella hoped that the Sept. 10 victory at Charles Town by The Boz'n -- his first after 78 races -- would wake up their 8-year-old gelding and spur him to even greater success, like, say, winning a second race in 80 tries.But in his next two starts at the West Virginia track, The Boz'n embraced old habits. On Sept. 18, he finished last. Then on Oct. 13, he slowed to a gallop before reaching the finish line, and finally just stopped.Rhea Pennella, his trainer, figured he was hurt.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | October 11, 1999
ELMONT, N.Y. -- As rain pelted his barn roof yesterday morning at Belmont Park, Scotty Schulhofer, trainer of Lemon Drop Kid, managed a grim smile and said: "He prepped for the big races in the mud. I guess he'll do it again today." And so he did. Six hours later, in the slop on a gray Long Island afternoon, Lemon Drop Kid responded with familiar disdain for the surface, finishing a dull fifth in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup. As "Lemon Drop" -- that's what his Maryland owners Jinny Vance and Laddie Dance call him -- practically skidded around this historic oval, a former claimer named River Keen scored an easy victory against one of the year's most accomplished fields.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | July 7, 1999
Frank Stronach's Magna International Inc. announced yesterday the purchase of Gulfstream Park, adding the premier southern Florida horse track to its budding racing empire.Last fall, Stronach's Ontario-based company, one of the world's largest manufacturers of auto parts, bought Santa Anita Park in southern California for $126 million. The price tag for Gulfstream Park was $87 million.Stronach, a prominent horse owner and breeder, has said he plans to acquire more tracks.He was quoted in the Daily Racing Form as saying he will now pursue Monmouth Park, a summer track on the Jersey shore that is owned by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.
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