Headlines for Sunday, February 25, 2001

  • Gulch Colt Sets Fasig-Tipton Workout Record At Calder

    A Gulch colt established what was believed to be a record for the Fasig-Tipton Florida juvenile sale when he zipped a quarter-mile in :21 1/5 seconds Sunday at Calder Race Course. The workout was the highlight of the second and final under tack show for the 2001 edition of the Florida auction, which will be conducted Tuesday.

  • Latour (right), with John Velazquez aboard, upsets Gold Mover and Jerry Bailey in Sunday's Davona Dale Stakes at Gulfstream Park.<br>

    Latour Edges Favored Gold Mover in Davona Dale

    Heiligbrodt Racing Stable's Latour earned a hard-fought victory over 7-10 favorite Gold Mover after dueling with that rival since leaving the backstretch, notching her third consecutive victory in Sunday's $103,000 Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park. Under jockey John Velazquez, the 3-year-old filly stopped the timer in 1:45.51 after 1 1/16 miles on a fast track.

  • A P Valentine, who will not contest the Florida Derby, may take the Kentucky route along the Triple Crown trail.

    Zito Eyes Schedule for A P Valentine; Florida Derby Out

    Almost immediately after A P Valentine's third-place finish in an allowance race Feb. 17, trainer Nick Zito began having second thoughts about running him in the Florida Derby. Now that he's officially ruled it out, it's time for him to begin making alternate plans.

  • Magna Outlines Bi-Coastal Series Details

    The complicated details of a bicoastal series designed to generate more fans and boost field size at two Magna-owned tracks were announced Friday at a press conference. Now, track officials need to schedule a series of classes so people understand it.