Articles posted September 20, 2002

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Babae Draws Away in Violet Handicap

Babae and jockey Jorge Chavez wore down pacesetter Platinum Tiara before drawing off to a three-length win in the $150,000 Violet Handicap (gr. IIIT) at the Meadowlands on Friday night.

Breeders' Cup Future Bet: Friday's Pool 4 Results

Storm Flag Flying was made the overwhelming 1-9 favorite Friday, the first day of Breeders' Cup Future Bet for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. On the male side, the $1 million Juvenile favorite is Vindication, heavily supported as well at 7-5.

Chiselling Takes Aim at Jamaica Handicap

Juddmonte Farms' Chiselling, the lone Grade I winner among the $200,000 Jamaica Handicap's (gr. IIT) cast of nine, will tote 121 pounds as the high weight for Sunday's 1 1/8-mile feature for 3-year-olds on the Belmont Park inner turf course.

Sunshine Millions: $3.6M in Purses in California, Florida

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The Sunshine Millions, a series for California-breds and Florida-breds, will be held Jan. 25, 2003, according to Magna Entertainment. The program will feature four races each at Gulfstream Park in Florida and Santa Anita Park in California, both of which are owned by Magna.

Unbeaten Handpainted Faces Biggest Test in Mazarine

There's no shortage of accolades when trainer Josie Carroll speaks of Handpainted, the 2-year-old filly who'll put her three-for-three unblemished record on the line in this Saturday's $276,500 Mazarine Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) at Woodbine.

Agreement in New Jersey: Tracks Need Slot Machines

A hearing Sept. 19 by the New Jersey Assembly Tourism and Gaming Committee produced a rare show of unity between Thoroughbred and Standardbred horsemen as representatives from each testified in favor of legislation that would allow slot machines at four New Jersey racetracks.

Gone West Stays at $125,000

Alice Chandler, who owns Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington with her husband, Dr. John Chandler, announced that fees for all four stallions will remain the same.

Hong Kong, Japan Enter Neighbor Policy

The Hong Kong Jockey Club and the Japan Racing Association have a similar problem -- their handle is dropping. In an attempt to solve the problem, the two racing authorities announced on Sept. 17 a joint 'Good Neighbor Policy.'

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