Headlines for Thursday, September 21, 2000

  • Jockey Jerry Bailey guides Trippi to victory in the Tom Fool Handicap in July at Belmont Park.

    Successful Appeal, Pletcher-Trained Duo Head Vosburgh

    Three 3-year-olds, including a pair of Todd Pletcher trainees, will race against older horses in the $300,000 Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) Saturday at Belmont Park. 3-year-olds Trippi, More Than Ready, and Valiant Halory will be in receipt of a three-pound weight concession from the eight older horses entered, including A.G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. II) winner Successful Appeal.

  • Fusaichi Pegasus, winning the 2000 Kentucky Derby.

    Fusaichi Pegasus Returns in Jerome Handicap

    Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Fusaichi Pegasus, unraced since a second-place finish in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), returns to the races in the $150,000 Jerome Handicap (gr. II) Saturday at Belmont Park. The one-mile race for 3-year-olds drew a field of seven.

  • Grand Jury Indicts Nine for Racing Fixing

    Two owners and seven jockeys were indicted Wednesday for allegedly fixing 15 races at Penn National between January and May. If convicted, they face up to five years in prison and fines up to $250,000.

  • Countdown to the Cup, Sept. 21

    <i>By Steve Haskin</i> -- The big Belmont and Turfway weekends are in the book, and we've come away with a few new characters and plot twists. What normally would be a slow weekend coming up, will be spiced up considerably with the presence of Fusaichi Pegasus in the Jerome Handicap on Saturday.

  • Coolmore stallion Grand Slam topped all North American sires by number of mares bred in 1999.

    Ashford Stallions Again Top Mares Bred List

    For the second straight year, Ashford Stud stands the top three stud horses among North American-based stallions bred to 100 or more mares in 1999. Ashford's Grand Slam was bred to 166 mares, Tale of the Cat followed by covering 147, and Southern Halo was mated to 141.