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By Special to The Sun | February 13, 1994
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- The Charles Town Races canceled yesterday's and today's scheduled programs because of the wake of winter storm that struck the region.Charles Town's simulcasts from Gulfstream Park in Southern Florida and Santa Anita Park in Southern California will go on as scheduled at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., respectively.Charles Town plans to resume racing Wednesday with a 10-race program, post time 1 p.m.
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By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2013
The Breeders' Cup, created as a roving championship of thoroughbred racing, shunned Louisville's Churchill Downs this week and announced it would return to Santa Anita Park in 2014 for a third consecutive year. Santa Anita, of course, is owned by the Stronach Group, which also owns Pimlico and Laurel. The same company is investing more than $100 million into its Gulfstream Park facility in Florida to turn it back into a Breeders' Cup-worthy venue . With massive renovations being drawn up for Pimlico, I thought it might be a good time to ask Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas if he thought Old Hilltop could ever host the Breeders' Cup. He laughed and said, "In this world, anything is possible.
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By Special to The Sun | January 25, 1992
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- The Charles Town Races will simulcast today's $150,000-added San Pasqual Handicap, a 1 1/16-mile test for 4-year-olds and up, live from Santa Anita Park.The standout in the field is the D. Wayne Lukas-trained Twilight Agenda, winner of purses totaling $1,611,459 and second to Black Tie Affair in the Breeders' Cup Classic last November.The San Pasqual will be presented as Charles Town's fourth race with an approximate post time of 7:40 p.m.
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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2010
Every spring the morning after the running of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness officials make the rounds of the Churchill Downs barns issuing personal invitations to the owners and trainers of the Derby horses to run in the Preakness Stakes. Then Preakness officials sit back, wait and hope the owners decide to overlook the short two-week gap between the two Triple Crown races and bring their horses to Baltimore instead of sending them to another high-paying race or awaiting the Belmont Stakes, five weeks away.
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By Los Angeles Times | October 16, 1994
ARCADIA, Calif. -- Five-year-old Bertrando, reunited with favorite rider Gary Stevens, ran off to a clear lead, looked finished when passed by Dramatic Gold and Tossofthecoin, then came back to win the $214,400 Goodwood Handicap yesterday at Santa Anita Park.Bertrando finished a neck in front of 7-5 favorite Dramatic Gold in a stakes-record 1 minute, 46 3/5 seconds for the 1 1/8 miles. Tossofthecoin, the longest shot in the field at 20-1, was a length back in third.Co-owner Eddie Nahem said he will leave the decision whether to run Bertrando in the Breeders' Cup Classic on Nov. 5 to his partner, Marshall Naify.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | October 28, 2000
Twenty-two horse tracks, including Pimlico and Laurel Park, announced their intention yesterday to withdraw from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, the sport's so-called league office. The 12 mid-Atlantic tracks and the seven owned by Frank Stronach's Magna Entertainment Corp., including Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park, joined the mass defection. Formed nearly three years ago to unify the sport and increase its popularity, the NTRA has a membership that extends beyond racetracks and includes owners, breeders, sales companies and others.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | April 6, 2000
ARCADIA, Calif. -- After winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile in November as a 30-1 fast-closing dark horse, Anees sparkled as the star of the 2-year-old division. He was voted an Eclipse award as North America's outstanding juvenile male. But in the ensuing months, Anees vanished from the racing firmament. His trainer gave him time off. His comeback was delayed by a bruised foot. Then he finished third in his 3-year-old debut, the San Felipe Stakes 2 1/2 weeks ago at Santa Anita Park. On Saturday, Anees will seek to restore his reputation in a $1 million stakes race with a million-dollar field, the Santa Anita Derby here at Santa Anita Park.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | October 22, 2002
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - Temperatures have dipped into the 30s and risen only into the 40s recently at Arlington Park, about 25 miles northwest of Chicago. Highs may reach 50 by the end of the week, but just barely, according to forecasts. "She likes it more than I like it," said John Salzman, the Maryland trainer, bracing against the chill as he grazed Xtra Heat outside her barn. Xtra Heat was one of the first Breeders' Cup horses to arrive at Arlington Park. Salzman sent her for the Sprint by van Oct. 6, the day after her three-length victory in the Phoenix Breeders' Cup at Keeneland.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | March 5, 2005
ARCADIA, Calif. - Declan's Moon - Eclipse award winner, undefeated, top-ranked Kentucky Derby contender - faces perhaps his sternest challenge today in a six-horse race at Santa Anita Park. A star in the making, the Maryland-bred 3-year-old must overcome the weather, a layoff and questionable fitness to remain No. 1 among racing's young elite. He is the 7-5 morning-line favorite in the $200,000 Santa Catalina Stakes, a Grade II race of 1 1/16 miles and a key prep for the Grade I Santa Anita Derby.
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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2010
Every spring the morning after the running of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness officials make the rounds of the Churchill Downs barns issuing personal invitations to the owners and trainers of the Derby horses to run in the Preakness Stakes. Then Preakness officials sit back, wait and hope the owners decide to overlook the short two-week gap between the two Triple Crown races and bring their horses to Baltimore instead of sending them to another high-paying race or awaiting the Belmont Stakes, five weeks away.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | March 5, 2005
ARCADIA, Calif. - Declan's Moon - Eclipse award winner, undefeated, top-ranked Kentucky Derby contender - faces perhaps his sternest challenge today in a six-horse race at Santa Anita Park. A star in the making, the Maryland-bred 3-year-old must overcome the weather, a layoff and questionable fitness to remain No. 1 among racing's young elite. He is the 7-5 morning-line favorite in the $200,000 Santa Catalina Stakes, a Grade II race of 1 1/16 miles and a key prep for the Grade I Santa Anita Derby.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | May 1, 2003
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The name sounds as if it came straight from a corner of the Bronx, while the connections feature a splash of glitter straight from Hollywood. Atswhatimtalknbout is one of the leading contenders in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs. He is owned, in part, by six Hollywood executives known collectively as Biscuit Stables because of their involvement in the movie Seabiscuit. The group includes Steven Spielberg, who has been spotted on TV wearing an "Ats- whatimtalknbout" hat at Los Angeles Lakers games.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | October 22, 2002
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - Temperatures have dipped into the 30s and risen only into the 40s recently at Arlington Park, about 25 miles northwest of Chicago. Highs may reach 50 by the end of the week, but just barely, according to forecasts. "She likes it more than I like it," said John Salzman, the Maryland trainer, bracing against the chill as he grazed Xtra Heat outside her barn. Xtra Heat was one of the first Breeders' Cup horses to arrive at Arlington Park. Salzman sent her for the Sprint by van Oct. 6, the day after her three-length victory in the Phoenix Breeders' Cup at Keeneland.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | October 28, 2000
Twenty-two horse tracks, including Pimlico and Laurel Park, announced their intention yesterday to withdraw from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, the sport's so-called league office. The 12 mid-Atlantic tracks and the seven owned by Frank Stronach's Magna Entertainment Corp., including Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park, joined the mass defection. Formed nearly three years ago to unify the sport and increase its popularity, the NTRA has a membership that extends beyond racetracks and includes owners, breeders, sales companies and others.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | April 6, 2000
ARCADIA, Calif. -- After winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile in November as a 30-1 fast-closing dark horse, Anees sparkled as the star of the 2-year-old division. He was voted an Eclipse award as North America's outstanding juvenile male. But in the ensuing months, Anees vanished from the racing firmament. His trainer gave him time off. His comeback was delayed by a bruised foot. Then he finished third in his 3-year-old debut, the San Felipe Stakes 2 1/2 weeks ago at Santa Anita Park. On Saturday, Anees will seek to restore his reputation in a $1 million stakes race with a million-dollar field, the Santa Anita Derby here at Santa Anita Park.
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By Los Angeles Times | October 16, 1994
ARCADIA, Calif. -- Five-year-old Bertrando, reunited with favorite rider Gary Stevens, ran off to a clear lead, looked finished when passed by Dramatic Gold and Tossofthecoin, then came back to win the $214,400 Goodwood Handicap yesterday at Santa Anita Park.Bertrando finished a neck in front of 7-5 favorite Dramatic Gold in a stakes-record 1 minute, 46 3/5 seconds for the 1 1/8 miles. Tossofthecoin, the longest shot in the field at 20-1, was a length back in third.Co-owner Eddie Nahem said he will leave the decision whether to run Bertrando in the Breeders' Cup Classic on Nov. 5 to his partner, Marshall Naify.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | December 12, 1993
Building a football stadium next to a racetrack is a natural for Jack Kent Cooke.The owner of the Redskins also owns about 100 thoroughbreds that he races over jumps in Virginia and at the flat tracks in California and Kentucky.If the plans go through to build the new Redskins stadium next to Laurel Race Course, it's possible that Cooke could send a division of his racing stable to compete in Maryland.Cooke is a fixture at some of the Virginia point-to-points. "He lives close by [at the 1,000-acre Kent Farms in Middleburg]
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By Special to The Sun | February 13, 1994
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- The Charles Town Races canceled yesterday's and today's scheduled programs because of the wake of winter storm that struck the region.Charles Town's simulcasts from Gulfstream Park in Southern Florida and Santa Anita Park in Southern California will go on as scheduled at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., respectively.Charles Town plans to resume racing Wednesday with a 10-race program, post time 1 p.m.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | December 12, 1993
Building a football stadium next to a racetrack is a natural for Jack Kent Cooke.The owner of the Redskins also owns about 100 thoroughbreds that he races over jumps in Virginia and at the flat tracks in California and Kentucky.If the plans go through to build the new Redskins stadium next to Laurel Race Course, it's possible that Cooke could send a division of his racing stable to compete in Maryland.Cooke is a fixture at some of the Virginia point-to-points. "He lives close by [at the 1,000-acre Kent Farms in Middleburg]
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