Articles posted February 28, 2002

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Sunday Break Back on Track

Sunday Break worked three furlongs at Hollywood Park Thursday morning, less than a week after a winning performance in a Santa Anita allowance race.

Street Cry Victorious in World Cup Prep

Godolphin Racing's Street Cry rolled to an 8 1/2-length triumph over State Shinto (by Pleasant Colony) in Thursday's third round of the Maktoum Challenge (UAE-II) at Nad al Sheba Racecourse. Royal Tryst, a U.S.-bred son of Kingmambo, finished third.

Hal's Hope Gets Five Furlongs in Crème Fraiche Prep

Rose Family Stable's Hal's Hope, winner of the Florida Derby (gr. I) two years ago and most recently seventh in the Donn Handicap (gr. I) Feb. 9, worked five furlongs handily in 1:00 4/5 at Calder Race Course Feb. 26 in preparation for the Crème Fraiche Handicap (gr. III) on March 10 at Gulfstream Park.

Coolers Return to NYRA Tracks

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The New York Racing Association will again permit coolers to be brought in to all three of its tracks - Aqueduct, Belmont and Saratoga - in limited areas.

Without Change, California Racing in 'Serious Peril'

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Despite a workers' compensation crisis, California trainers continued to enter horses for weekend programs in the state. But officials are concerned about the ramifications if the situation isn't resolved soon.

OTB Corp. Gets OK to Operate New York Track

Permission has been granted for the first time ever in New York for an off-track betting corporation to run a racetrack. After years of battling industry opposition and eventually paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to make the critics go away, Western Regional Off Track Betting Corp. was given approval by state regulators Feb. 27 to reopen Batavia Downs.

Bagshot to Oakhurst in Oregon

Stakes winner Bagshot, who placed in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) and Strub Stakes (gr. II) in consecutive starts, has been retired from racing with earnings of $729,104 and will enter stud at Dr. Jack Root's Oakhurst Farm in Newberg, Ore.

In California, It's Crunch Time for Trainers on Insurance

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Given the state's mandate that trainers at racetracks must carry current workmens' compensation policies, horsemen whose policies expire March 1 were scrambling to find alternatives this week. The crisis threatens to force some trainers out of the business.

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