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Baffert Says Eclipse Awards are Flawed

Baffert Says Eclipse Awards are Flawed

Trainer Bob Baffert, who wasn't named as a finalist for a 2002 Eclipse Award in spite of an outstanding year, said he's dismayed at the way the awards are handed out. The three-time Eclipse winner (1997-99) as top conditioner in the nation also said he feels the voting process is flawed.

Hollywood Futurity Trainers Doing Rain Dance

Hollywood Futurity Trainers Doing Rain Dance

A forecast of rain Friday and an off track Saturday brought rain-dance whoops from Maryland to California in the barns of John Scanlan and Rafael Becerra, trainers of Toccet and Roll Hennessy Roll, respectively, as they await Saturday's $375,000-estimated Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) for 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 mile.

Surya Drills as Frankel Mulls Dahlia Options

Trainer Bobby Frankel seeks a record sixth victory in the $150,000 Dahlia Handicap (gr. IIT) Saturday, but as of Sunday he remained unsure of whether Surya or Tates Creek would represent his stable in the 1 1/16-mile test for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles on turf.

Tout Charmant Works for Dahlia

Tout Charmant, winner of the 2000 Matriarch (gr. IT) on the turf at Hollywood Park, worked seven furlongs in 1:28.40 at Santa Anita Friday for the $150,000 Dahlia Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares on grass Dec. 21.

Lido Palace, Tenpins Top Clark Handicap Field

Lido Palace, Tenpins Top Clark Handicap Field

Amerman Racing Stables' Lido Palace, a Chilean import who has ranked among the finest handicap horses in America over the past two seasons, and Joseph Vitello's Tenpins, a rising star bidding to establish a national reputation, head an accomplished field of 12 horses in Friday's 128th running of the $400,000-added Clark Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs.

Frankel Taking Aim at Lukas' Earnings Record

Frankel Taking Aim at Lukas' Earnings Record

You would think by amassing yearly earnings of $16,408,174 by mid-November, Bobby Frankel would pretty much have depleted his arsenal of ammunition. But Frankel's guns are still loaded and pointed right at D. Wayne Lukas' single-season earnings record of $17,842,358.

Frankel's Glia Faces Mott Trio in Mrs. Revere

Hall of Fame trainers Bobby Frankel and Bill Mott will face off Saturday at Churchill Downs in Saturday's $150,000-added Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) on the turf.

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