Headlines for Saturday, December 22, 2001

  • Summer Colony (right), en route to her Ladies Handicap victory.

    Summer Colony Continues Streak in Ladies Handicap

    Edward Evans' homebred Summer Colony earned her fifth consecutive win Saturday, leading all the way en route to a neck-length win over Stop for Schnapps in the $111,100 Ladies Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct.

  • Fresh Fan Club's Mister Wins Woodchopper

    Fan Club's Mister returned from a three-month layoff to win the $100,000 Woodchopper Handicap at Fair Grounds Saturday. Under Craig Perret, Fan's Club Mister completed the 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.09 on firm turf.

  • Courting the Problem

    <i>By John W. Russell</i> -- Too many medication cases in California have been overturned or dismissed after months of contentious hearings. Stewards and the Racing Board have claimed they are bound by the inflexibility of the absolute insurer rule. But that will change.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Turf History

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Older horses have more opportunities to win a grade I race on turf than they do on dirt in the U.S.

  • Jockey Killed at Beulah Park

    One jockey was killed and two others were injured Saturday when a horse stumbled coming down the stretch at Beulah Park. Arnold Ruiz, 33, of Arlington Heights, Ill., fell with Winds of Sonora and was run over by the two horses behind him, track steward Joe DeLuca said. Ruiz was pronounced dead of head injuries at Grant Hospital.