Headlines for Thursday, November 22, 2001

  • Deja Vu in New Orleans: Bonapaw Sets Stakes Record

    For the second consecutive year, Jim and Dennis Richard's Bonapaw set a stakes record while winning the Thanksgiving Day Handicap on the opening-day card at Fair Grounds in New Orleans.

  • Trainer Scratches Morluc; Temporary Rail Cited as Concern

    Top turf sprinter Morluc was to have prepped at Churchill Downs Thursday for a run next month in the $1.025 million Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin Race Course, but trainer Randy Morse scratched him because of concern over the presence of the temporary rail on the Churchill Downs turf course.

  • Val Royal winning the Breeders' Cup Mile.

    Mile Winner Val Royal To Run In Citation Handicap

    Val Royal, winner of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship Mile in his last start Oct. 27 at Belmont Park, will run in the $500,000 Citation Handicap at Hollywood Park Saturday, trainer Julio Canani confirmed.

  • Trainer Robert Frankel, in Japan with Lido Palace.

    Post Positions Set for Japan Cup and Japan Cup Dirt

    Trainer Robert Frankel would rather be in Kentucky, sending Lido Palace out against reigning Horse of the Year Tiznow in the $400,000 Clark Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs. But with Tiznow retired to stud, the Hall of Fame conditioner is content to be in Tokyo, Japan, taking a shot at the $2-million purse in the second running of the Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I) on Saturday.