Headlines for Tuesday, May 29, 2001

  • MassCap Hopefuls Work

    Include, who is the leading candidate for favorite in Saturday's Massachusetts Handicap (gr. II), breezed a half-mile in :47 flat on Tuesday. The workout, the fastest that day at the distance was at Include's home track of Laurel Park. He was to leave the track for Boston Tuesday evening.

  • MassCap Hopefuls Work

    Include, who is the leading candidate for favorite in Saturday's Massachusetts Handicap (gr. II), breezed a half-mile in :47 flat on Tuesday. The workout, the fastest that day at the distance was at Include's home track of Laurel Park. He was to leave the track for Boston Tuesday evening.

  • Bill Would Let NYRA Trim Aqueduct Meet

    The state Senate unanimously approved a bill sponsored by Senate Racing Committee chairman William Larkin that would, at the request of the New York Racing Association, change state law to lower the number of mandatory racing days at Aqueduct from 107 to 95.

  • Illinois trainer George J. Getz Dead

    Veteran Chicago conditioner George J. Getz died May 27 at his Lake Bluff home north of Chicago because of complications from Parkinson's disease.

  • Jockeys Named for All-Star Championship in Texas

    The jockeys have been selected for this year's NTRA All-Star Jockey Challenge at Lone Star Park. The group is led by Laffit Pincay Jr., the all-time leading jockey by number of wins, and Pat Day, who as of May 29 was one victory shy of 8,000.

  • 'NTRA Champions' Series to Begin on CBS

    More than $5 million in purses and more than $100,000 in bonus money will be available through the 11-race "NTRA Champions" series on CBS in June and July. The network will air five hours of programming during four programs.

  • Preakness Stakes winner Point Given, worked at Churchill Downs on Tuesday.

    Point Given, A P Valentine Turn in Sharp Works

    Point Given and A P Valentine, the first two finishers in the Preakness Stakes, were on the work tab Tuesday morning, at Churchill Downs and Belmont, respectively. Point Given breezed five furlongs in :59 3/5 with regular rider Dana Barnes aboard, while A P Valentine went the same distance in :59 2/5 under Jamie Sanders.

  • Hal's Hope Wins as Forty One Carats is Injured

    Hal's Hope, a top 3-year-old of 2000 before finishing a disappointing 16th in the Kentucky Derby, returned to the winner's circle Monday when he won the $75,000 Memorial Day Handicap at Calder Race Course.

  • Siphon's First Winner

    Millionaire Siphon's first winner came out May 28 at Hollywood Park when his daughter Siphina captured a five-furlong race in :58.14 in her debut.