Articles posted August 9, 2002

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Roar to Rancho San Miguel in California

William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm and Tom and Nancy Clark's Rancho San Miguel have entered into an agreement to stand grade II winner Roar at Rancho San Miguel near San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Clement, Santos Get Photo Quality Win

Tortured twice by losing photo finishes in graded stakes races recently at Saratoga, trainer Christophe Clement and jockey Jose Santos got a bit of payback when Waterville Lake Stable's Celtic Sky got up at the wire to beat front-running Reluctant Groom by a nose in the $82,900 West Point Handicap.

They'll Need to Catch 'Buffy' in the Sorrento

Although trainer Mel Stute believes she is versatile enough not to have to be on the lead, Buffythecenterfold certainly seems to be the one to catch in Saturday's $150,000 Sorrento Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-old fillies at 6 1/2 furlongs on the main track.

Jerry Jackson, Trained Black Ruby, Dies

Jerry Jackson, a Thoroughbred trainer for 39 years who instead found his greatest success as the conditioner of the world's most famous racing mule, Black Ruby, died Aug. 5 from kidney failure.

E Dubai Suffers Bruised Hoof

Godolphin Stable's E Dubai, winner of the Suburban Handicap (gr. I) over Lido Palace and Macho Uno, is questionable for the grade II, Saratoga Breeders' Cup Aug. 17. The Mr. Prospector colt suffered a bruised hoof at Belmont Park.

The Fastest Gun Alive

Following the events of last Sunday, what we have in the 3-year-old division are Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok, and The Sundance Kid all walking toward each other for the inevitable shootout. Only these equine gunslingers are named War Emblem, Medaglia d'Oro, and Came Home.

MTR Gaming Reports Bad Second Quarter

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The owner of Mountaineer Race Track and Resort in West Virginia took a huge hit in the stock market Friday morning after releasing poor second quarter earnings.

Clearly a Queen Might Be Retired

John Franks' homebred Clearly a Queen might be retired because of a fractured left sesamoid sustained in her victory in the Aug. 4 Eatontown Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth Park.

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