Headlines for Thursday, April 12, 2001

  • Richard Dutrow Enters Trio in Bold Ruler

    Trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. entered three horses, Lake Pontchartrain, Prince Monty, and Stalwart Member in the grade III $100,000 Bold Ruler Handicap for 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs. The Bold Ruler will be contested on the Wood Memorial under card.

  • Banshee Breeze (center) is flanked by her full sister Unbridled Wind (right) and half-sister Charm (left) at Carl Nafzger's barn in Saratoga in August 1999.

    Banshee Breeze and Her Storm Cat Colt Dead

    Eclipse Award winner Banshee Breeze and her newborn Storm Cat colt died April 11 at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee veterinary clinic near Lexington. Boarded at Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., Banshee Breeze was taken to the clinic April 8 with a torsion of the uterus. She underwent surgery that afternoon, and additional surgery the following day. The colt, born 19 days premature, was delivered by way of a Caesarean section the second day. The condition of both mare and foal deteriorated, and Banshee Breeze was euthanized two days later. The colt died shortly after.

  • City Zip Faces Tough Company in Bay Shore

    City Zip turns back to seven furlongs in the grade III $150,000 Bay Shore for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct on the Wood Memorial under card, after running four of his last five races in routes on the Triple Crown trail.

  • Champion Perfect Sting makes her 2001 debut in the Black Helen Handicap.

    Eclipse Champion Returns in Black Helen

    Stronach Stables 2000 Eclipse champion turf mare Perfect Sting will make her first start of the year in the $200,000 Black Helen Handicap (gr. IIT) Saturday at Hialeah Park. A field of 10 fillies and mares will contest the 1 1/16 mile event.

  • Seven Trainers Served Notices for Clonidine Positives

    The Nebraska State Racing Commission has served hearing notices to seven trainers of horses whose post-race samples tested positive for clonidine, a drug used in humans to treat high blood pressure. The commission released the names of the trainers Thursday as a matter of public record.

  • Monarchos Wood Favorite

    John C. Oxley's Monarchos will break from post two as the 4-5 favorite for the Wood Memorial (gr. II), to be contested April 14 over 1 1/8 miles at Aqueduct.

  • Gotham Stakes winner Richly Blended hopes to duplicate that effort in the Wood Memorial.

    Monarchos Tops Field of Six in Wood Memorial

    A field of six was entered for Saturday's $750,000 Wood Memorial, with the 4-5 morning line favorite Monarchos drawing post 2. California invader Congaree, listed at 8-5, will break from post 5. Richly Blended, wire-to-wire winner of the Gotham Stakes, drew post 6, and is expected once again to set the pace under jockey Rick Wilson. The remainder of the field is made up of It's So Simple, from the Nick Zito stable; Voodoo, third in the Gotham; and Paging, third in the Tampa Bay Derby.

  • Stallion Owners Get Involved in Race-For-Charity Pledge

    The partnership that owns the stallion Maria's Mon has pledged contributions to equine research should Monarchos, who's by Maria's Mon, win Saturday's grade I Wood Memorial Stakes and/or the grade I Kentucky Derby May 5. The pledge was announced by Mrs. Josephine Abercrombie's Pin Oak Stud, home of Maria's Mon, the champion 2-year-old of 1995.

  • Serena's Tune Fantasy Favorite

    Serena's Tune was installed as the 9-5 favorite in the $200,000 grade II Fantasy Stakes, to be run Friday, April 13 at Oaklawn Park. Serena's Tune is the daughter of Mr. Prospector and sophomore filly champion Serena's Tune. A field of 10 fillies will contest the Fantasy over 1 1/16 miles.

  • Harsh Winter Hurts Turfway Park Meet

    Turfway Park lost six racing days during its winter/spring meet because of bad weather. The lost days caused the total on-track handle to fall 14.4% and the total all-sources handle to drop 6.4%.

  • Harsh Winter Hurts Turfway Park Meet

    Turfway Park lost six racing days during its winter/spring meet because of bad weather. The lost days caused the total on-track handle to fall 14.4% and the total all-sources handle to drop 6.4%.