Articles posted March 28, 2002

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Kalookan Queen to Face Males in Potrero Grande

Luis A. Asistio's Kalookan Queen will face males for the first time Saturday, when she goes to post for the $200,000 Potrero Grande Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita. One expected starter she won't have to face in the 6 1/2-furlong sprint is D'wildcat, who will ship to Keeneland for the April 14 Commonwealth Breeders' Cup Stakes.

Prairie Meadows Strikes Purse, Lease Deals

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Prairie Meadows will pay $15 million per year in purses and $20 million annually to its landlord, Polk County, under separate deals worked out by the racetrack. Both agreements will begin in 2003.

Account Wagering a Work in Progress, Officials Say

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More than $14.5 million has been wagered through California's advance deposit wagering system in the first two months of operation, or about 3.5% of total handle. But while account wagering services had a burst of activity, officials said they were concerned about the leveling off of wagering and the number of new account holders over the past four weeks.

Millionaire Honor Glide Retired

Honor Glide, who remains the only winner of the Mid-America Triple, has been retired from racing following an unplaced effort in the March 23 Pan American Handicap (gr. IIT).

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