Jockey Robby Albarado remained hospitalized at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. on Saturday for treatment of injuries he sustained during the ninth race at Keeneland on Friday.
Einar P. Robsham's The Goo led early and took command down the stretch, drawing off to a 6 1/2-length victory in Belmont Park's Friday feature, a $43,000 allowance sprint for 2-year-olds. Evening Attire finished second in the six-horse field, another 1 3/4 lengths ahead of Wrangler.
He has been a fixture at Churchill Downs since the 1970's, but veteran Bernie Flint has had only a sideline view of the track's biggest events.
Flint, whose 272 training wins at Churchill Downs puts him seventh on the track's all-time victory list, has never saddled a starter in the Kentucky Derby (GI) and has started only one runner (Dr. Bizzare, 6th in the 1988 Juvenile) in the four visits by the Breeders' Cup to his home track.
"I don't believe in bringing one over that doesn't stand a chance," said Flint. "I have never done it before. I've always been careful."
Flint's credo means you should pay close attention to a two-year-old daughter of 1995 Kentucky Derby winner Thunder Gulch named Thunder Bertie.
Bella Chiarra, a multiple stakes winner for Jack Mandato, was retired from racing due to a broken splint bone she is believed to have sustained when running ninth in the Kentucky Cup Ladies Turf Handicap on Sept. 23 at Kentucky Downs.
Tout Charmant took the lead on the backstretch and held off 1-2 favorite Perfect Sting to win the $554,000 WinStar Galaxy Stakes (gr. IIIT) by 1 1/4 lengths Friday at Keeneland. Under jockey Chris McCarron, Tout Charmant completed the 1 3/16 miles in 1:54.74 while racing over firm turf.
The Thoroughbred Breeders Association of New Jersey has created the New Jersey Stallion Stakes to generate interest in the state's breeding program.
On Oct. 13, Churchill Downs unveiled the official logo for Kentucky Derby 127.
Efforts to maintain protection for the pari-mutuel industry continue on Capitol Hill even though it appears the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act may not come up for a vote before Congress adjourns next week.
Three stakes on Friday card at Newmarket, England were won by U.S. horses.
English champion Elnadim, grade II winner Intidab, and 6-year-old Shawaf will enter stud in 2001 at Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm near Lexington.
The NTRA will continue to work with IBM but has shifted its focus for now.
Jockey Johnny Murtagh, who rode Sinndar to victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), will guide Daliapour from post position 11 in the $1.5 million Canadian International (Can-I) Sunday at Woodbine.
Jim Gallagher, who spearheads the new "super testing" project for the NTRA, believes meeting on medication with all the key players could be advantageous.
A record Tattersalls (England) October yearling sale price of 450,000 guineas was paid Thursday by Anthony Stroud for a Darshaan colt produced from the Shadeed mare Touville.
Ashford Stud, a division of Irish-based Coolmore Stud, announced fees for 15 of its 16 stallions that will hold court at the Versailles, Ky., farm in 2001.
Riboletta, the leading West Coast older female, and champion Beautiful Pleasure will face off in the $750,000 Beldame Stakes at Belmont Park.
Lemon Drop Kid was exercised in a two-minute clip over the Belmont Park main track Friday and Hall of Fame trainer Scotty Schulhofer declared the colt fit and ready for Saturday's $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I).
Millionaire Royal Anthem will enter stud at Rick Trontz' Hopewell Farm near Midway, Ky., and stand for $10,000.
Wood Memorial Stakes winner Adonis and stakes-winning sprinter Aristotle will enter stud in 2001 at Ernie Paragallo and partners' Centerbrook Farm near Climax, N.Y.
Two top officials with Colonial Downs have been subpoenaed by the Virginia Racing Commission to appear at a meeting Wednesday.
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