Articles posted January 24, 2002

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Derby Runner Fifty Stars Sidelined Again

Fifty Stars, unraced since suffering a right front ankle chip while finishing ninth in last year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I), has been sent back to the sidelines due to a broken splint bone in the same leg. The injury occurred during a Tuesday morning workout in preparation for the New Orleans Handicap (gr. II), according to trainer Steve Asmussen.

Hallowed Dreams Pan Zareta Bound

Hallowed Dreams, who lost for just the third time in her career in the Dec. 8 Louisiana Champions Day Sprint Stakes seven days after notching her 25 victory, will likely return to the races in the Feb. 9 Pan Zareta Handicap at the same track.

National HBPA Takes Further Action on Medication

The board of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, during its winter convention in Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 22-24, passed two motions tied to medication issues: One calls for more representation in follow-up meetings to the Racehorse Medication Summit, while the other seeks official positions from affiliates on use of race-day therapeutic medication.

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Dutrow Enters Pair in Paumonok

Trainer Richard Dutrow is pulling out the big guns for Saturday's $75,000 Paumonok Handicap at Aqueduct. Dutrow has entered stable stars Here's Zealous and Late Carson in the six-furlong sprint event.

World's Leading Money Earner, T.M. Opera O, Retired

Japanese grade I winners T.M. Opera O and Meisho Doto have been retired from racing and are scheduled to enter stud at East Stud. The two horses, both 6-year-olds, competed against each other on numerous occasions, including the 2000 Japan Cup (Jpn-I), in which T.M. Opera O won in a blanket finish over Meisho Doto and European star Fantastic Light.

Stakes Winner Another Injured

The stakes winning mare Another injured herself while preparing for the recent The First Lady Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream and will likely be retired, said trainer T.V. Smith.

Barretts Mixed Sale Concludes With Mixed Results

Canadian-bred Suborned was purchased $70,000 to Darby Dan Bloodstock to top the second and final session of the Barretts January mixed sale Wednesday in Southern California. The largest-ever January sale conducted by Barretts resulted in decreases in the gross, average, and median prices.

Virginia Pari-Mutuel Bill Clears Senate Committee

Broad legislation that removes impediments to the pari-mutuel industry cleared a Senate committee by a 7-1 vote Jan. 23. Introduced by Sen. Kenneth Stolle, the bill delegates regulatory control of racing dates, provisional licensing, and account wagering to the Virginia Racing Commission.

Record 144 Entered in Martell Grand National

A modern-day record entry of 144 is announced today for the world's most famous steeplechase, the £500,000 Martell Grand National, run at Aintree on Saturday, April 6. This year's number of entries compares with 133 in 2001 and beats the previous best of 141 that dates back to 1984.

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