Articles posted May 30, 2002

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Critical Eye Attempts Dirt-Turf Repeat in Sheepshead Bay

Herbert and Carol Schwartz's Critical Eye is entered in the $150,000 1 3/8-mile Sheepshead Bay Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Belmont Park inner turf course Saturday. The 5-year-old Dynaformer mare won last year's renewal of the race, which was switched off the turf and run on a muddy main track.

Joe Bravo Breaks Wrist in Monmouth Spill

Joe Bravo, leading rider of the Monmouth Park meet, suffered a broken left wrist Thursday after being thrown from his mount, Oh My Pretty Halo, in the seventh race. He was taken to Monmouth Medical Center, where he'll undergo further examination.

Baffert to Alberts: Just Have Fun

Bob Baffert, trainer of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem, said on a national teleconference Thursday he is going to try to enjoy his third attempt at a Triple Crown sweep, and advised Magic Weisner's trainer Nancy Alberts to do the same.

NTRA Charities to Disperse Heroes Fund Money

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association will disburse an additional $350,000 from the NTRA Charities-New York Heroes Fund, including $250,000 to the Silver Shield Foundation on Belmont Stakes Day June 8.

Triple Crown Heroes: Count Fleet

Triple Crown Heroes: Count Fleet

In the sixth of 11 installments on previous Triple Crown winners, here is an excerpt from The Blood-Horse of Issue of June 12, 1943 on Count Fleet winning the Belmont Stakes to complete the Triple Crown.

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