Headlines for Wednesday, August 23, 2000

  • Flame Thrower, under jockey Corey Nakatani, winning the Best Pal Stakes.

    Flame Thrower Scorches Best Pal Rivals

    Gary M. Garber's Flame Thrower contested the early pace while four wide on the backstretch before displaying a burst of speed into the turn en route to a 2 3/4-length victory over fellow 2-year-olds in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes Wednesday at Del Mar.

  • Travers Stakes (gr. I) starter Postponed at Saratoga Wednesday morning.

    Postponed, Curule Work Toward Travers

    Jeanne G. Vance's Postponed and Godolphin Racing's Curule each put in works over the fast main track at Saratoga Wednesday in preparation for Saturday's $1-million 1 1/4-mile Travers Stakes (gr. I).

  • Beautiful Pleasure, winning the Shuvee Handicap in May.

    Personal Ensign 'Cap Features Distaff Rematch

    Beautiful Pleasure and Heritage of Gold will begin their rematch from neighboring starting gate stalls as the two drew post positions two and three, respectively, for Friday's $400,000 Personal Ensign Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga.

  • Petrushka Wins Yorkshire Oaks

    Highclere Thoroughbred Racing’s Petrushka, winner of the Irish Oaks, assumed the lead with an eighth of a mile to go and defeated Love Divine by 1 1/4 lengths in Wednesday’s Aston Upthorpe Yorkshire Oaks (Eng-I) at York racecourse in England.

  • Five Owners Honored By TOBA

    The national Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has named five owners to receive its regional "Owner of the Year" awards at the organization's annual awards dinner Sept 8.