11/05/2003 12:00AM

Krone to serve three-day suspension


ARCADIA, Calif. - Julie Krone will miss the first three days of the Hollywood Park meeting next week after receiving a three-day suspension for causing interference in last Sunday's sixth race at Santa Anita.

Krone was cited for her ride aboard King Augustus in a maiden race at 1 1/16 miles for 2-year-olds. King Augustus led in midstretch when he drifted to the outside and bumped Courageous Act. King Augustus finished a half-length in front of Courageous Act but was disqualified and placed second after a stewards' inquiry.

The suspension covers the first three days of the autumn Hollywood Park meeting - Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, Nov. 14.

Krone said she does not intend to appeal the ruling.

"I am taking my days and honoring the system," she said.

Krone's first day of riding at Hollywood Park will be Sunday, Nov. 16. She rides Banyu Dewi in the Long Island Handicap at Aqueduct on Nov. 15.

The suspension is the first for Krone since she returned to riding in November 2002 following a 3 1/2-year retirement. Through Sunday, Krone was tied for fourth in the standings at the Oak Tree meeting with 20 wins, trailing leading rider Patrick Valenzuela by 14.

Carava fined for drug positive

Trainer Jack Carava has been fined $500 after Seven Jillion tested positive for chlorcyclizine following a victory in the ninth race at Fairplex Park on Sept. 28.

Chlorcyclizine is an antihistamine that is not allowed to appear in post-race tests at any level, according to track stewards. Chlorcyclizine is classified as a class 4 drug. Purses are redistributed for positive tests for medications in classes 1 through 3.

Seven Jillion won a $20,000 claiming race at six furlongs on Sept. 28.

Candy Ride's first goal Big Cap

Candy Ride, the winner of the Pacific Classic at Del Mar in August, will return to training in early December, trainer Ron McAnally said.

Unbeaten in six official races in Argentina and California, including the American Handicap at Hollywood Park in July, Candy Ride will be pointed for the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap in early March, McAnally said.

Candy Ride was considered a candidate for the Breeders' Cup Classic in October after the Pacific Classic, but owners Sid and Jenny Craig opted not to pay a supplemental fee of $800,000.

They cited the desire to give Candy Ride more time to mature as a contributing reason.

* Graham Stone and Will Dixon, the South Dakotans who hit the pick six on Breeders' Cup Day for $2.7 million, will conduct a handicapping seminar with authors James Quinn and Tom Brohamer at 10:45 a.m. Saturday in Santa Anita's paddock gardens.