Ticker
  • Tequilita (5-2) returns to the winner's circle in the Grade 3 Charles Town Oaks.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Sharp Azteca (1-2) draws clear in the Grade 2 Kelso.Posted 9 hours ago
  • West Coast (4-5) leaves the field far behind in the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby.Posted 9 hours ago
  • It Tiz Well (5-1) bests Abel Tasman in the Grade 1 Cotillion.Posted 10 hours ago
  • Coal Front (4-5) refuses to let American Pastime by in the Grade 3 Gallant Bob.Posted 10 hours ago
  • Page McKenney (6-1) digs down and holds on in the Pa Derby Champion Stakes.Posted 11 hours ago
  • Off Limits (8-5) glides by her competition in the Grade 3 Noble Damsel.Posted 12 hours ago
  • Capla Temptress (5-1) rolls home in the Natalma, while making her North American debut.Posted 6 days ago
  • Untamed Domain (3-1) kicks it in late to win the Summer Stakes at Woodbine.Posted 6 days ago
  • World Approval (2-1) shows he is much the best in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile.Posted 7 days ago

BC Dirt Mile in plans for Noosa Beach

The prospect of Noosa Beach running in the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile inched closer to reality this week when owner Jeff Harwood said he was “99 percent sure” he would meet the June 30 deadline to pay a $25,000 Open Enrollment nomination fee that would make Noosa Beach eligible to compete at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in November.

Trainer Doris Harwood said she and her husband were still gathering information from Breeders’ Cup racing manager Josh Christian and had yet to commit to a Breeders’ Cup campaign. If the Dirt Mile is oversubscribed, Harwood said, Noosa Beach would have to pass muster with a selection committee because he is unlikely to qualify under a Cup points system tied to graded stakes placings.


“Just because we pay the $25,000 doesn’t mean we get in,” Doris Harwood said Tuesday. “I spoke with Josh, and he’d love to see us nominate. We’d have to be voted in by committee so he’s doing some investigating for me, checking with people in the know to see if people think the horse would make it in. . . . This isn’t something we have to do, but I’d like to let the horse have an opportunity. I think he can compete, and it would be cool to give him that opportunity.”

  Read More

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories