Here and There…
Updated: Friday, July 28, 2000 1:28 AM
Posted: Friday, July 28, 2000 1:28 AM
Poker Handicap (gr. IIIT) winner Affirmed Success
breezed six furlongs in 1:08 3/5 over Saratoga's turf training course Wednesday morning. Also at Saratoga, Bevo
breezed three furlongs in :36 over a main track listed as good. The Futurity Stakes (gr. I) winner worked around "dogs." Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stakes (gr. IT) and Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) winner Manndar
worked seven furlongs in 1:29 4/5, handily, over Del Mar's turf course Thursday. The drill was the quickest of five over the firm turf...Overbrook Farm's Sanibel Island
, out of champion Flanders
and a 3/4 sister to Surfside
, was scratched from the sixth race at Saratoga Thursday due to a slight temperature. Trainer D. Wayne Lukas
said it was "nothing major, just a slight setback. She'll run in the middle of the meet. You're going to like her a lot." Lukas sent Surfside out to her first start--a 4 3/4-length win--at Saratoga last year. Surfside is currently back in training at Saratoga after being sidelined with bone chips. "She's doing great," said Lukas. "She's been putting in some strong gallops and you'll probably see her towards the end of the meet."...Freshman sire Prenup
was represented by his first winner when Slider
won the 10th race at Louisiana Downs last Friday. Slider raced five furlongs in :59.28 in the three-length triumph. Trained by James R. Garroutte, Slider races for a partnership. A grade I-winning son of Smarten, Prenup stands at Blue Ridge Farm in Upperville, Va.…Robert Gentry
and Dr. Jim Ward
have been appointed to positions on the Texas Thoroughbred Association's
board of directors. Gentry operates Gentry Brothers Running Horses Farms in Lubbock, Texas and Lexington, Ky. He fills the unexpired term of Tod Wojciechowski, who resigned after relocating to Florida. Ward, general manager of McDermott Ranch near Houston, replaces Wojciechowski on the TTA board's executive committee…Racing at Monmouth Park
was cancelled after the first race Wednesday as a result of track conditions caused by heavy rainfall. Four of the nine horses in the first race were scratched due to the sloppy conditions. The New Jersey track plans to resume live racing today.
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