Articles posted November 15, 2002

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Asian Rider Sunny Ho Wins First at Golden Gate

Jockey Sunny Ho, a 40-year-old native of Hong Kong, scored his first U.S. victory and only his second career win when he hustled 59-1 Peters Punkin to a hard-fought triumph in the fifth race at Golden Gate Fields Thursday.

Canadians Get Superfecta Restored

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The superfecta wager will return to Canadian bettors Nov. 18, it was announced Friday following a meeting in Ottawa of representatives of the major Canadian tracks, tote companies and the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency.

NYRA Strikes Alternate for Pick 6 Bets

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The New York Racing Association announced that it will no longer allow bettors to make an alternate runner selection for Pick 6 wagers, beginning with Saturday's card at Aqueduct.

Saarland Returns a Winner at Aqueduct

Making his first start since finishing tenth in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) on May 4, Saarland surged past pacesetter Short Hair in mid-stretch and continued on comfortably to the wire to win the sixth race at Aqueduct on Friday, a one mile allowance contest.

Moon Solitaire, Dr. Kashnikow Duel in River City

Gainsborough Farm's Moon Solitaire, a European import who has exceeded expectations this year while competing against many of the finest turf horses in North America, faces defending winner Dr. Kashnikow and 10 other rivals in the $150,000-added River City Handicap (gr. III) Sunday at Churchill Downs.

Farda Amiga Will Fly No More

Farda Amiga, a leading contender for 3-year-old filly championship honors, has been retired, trainer Paulo Lobo announced from his barn at Hollywood Park Thursday.

Polish Miner to Stand at Northview

Polish Miner, a graded stakes-placed son of Danzig, will enter stud in 2003 at Richard Golden, Dr. Tom Bowman, and Allaire du Pont's Northview Stallion Station near Chesapeake City, Md. His fee will be $3,500.

Frankel Taking Aim at Lukas' Earnings Record

You would think by amassing yearly earnings of $16,408,174 by mid-November, Bobby Frankel would pretty much have depleted his arsenal of ammunition. But Frankel's guns are still loaded and pointed right at D. Wayne Lukas' single-season earnings record of $17,842,358.

Cartier Winner Kazzia Retired

Godolphin's Kazzia, who became the first filly in 12 years to win the group I English Oaks and One Thousand Guineas, has been retired from racing

Youbet.com Cuts Losses During Third Quarter

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A record $46.3 million was wagered through Youbet.com Inc. during the third quarter ended September 30, helping to narrow the online wagering company's overall losses to $2.1 million.

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