Headlines for Friday, June 1, 2001

  • NYRA president Terry Meyocks, questions some audit findings.

    Despite Improvements, NYRA Spending Still Questioned

    The New York Racing Association has made improvements in its financial practices in recent years, but state auditors have questioned a number of big-ticket expenses, including money NYRA donated to charity but did not report to federal tax officials and consulting and lobbying expenses.

  • First Winner for Champion Boston Harbor

    Champion Boston Harbor was represented by his first winner when Twin Sails led from start to finish in Thursday's third race at Monmouth Park.

  • Florida Derby Gets Later 2002 Date

    Gulfstream Park announced that the Florida Derby (gr. I), its premier prep for the Triple Crown, would be run March 16 next year--one week later than usual and seven weeks before the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). The track also has shifted the dates of other key stakes races.

  • Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos.

    Monarchos, Point Given Gearing Up For Belmont Showdown

    With the Belmont Stakes just over a week away, the questions persist: will the Test of the Champion live up to its billing as a showdown between Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos and Preakness winner Point Given, or will one of the other horses who have run well in Derby or Preakness, such as A P Valentine, Invisible Ink, Dollar Bill and Thunder Blitz, knock off the big two?

  • Chief Steward Resigns In Illinois

    Rene Riera Jr. has resigned his post as chief state steward following an investigation into his role in distribution of a misleading workout time at Hawthorne Race Course.

  • Preakness Stakes winner Point Given.

    Haskin's Belmont Report: Why Point Given Should Dominate

    We're going to venture out on that precarious and proverbial limb, even at the risk of leaving certain trainers dumfounded over our out-of-the-norm audacity. We're not going to be brazen enough to state emphatically that Point Given is the biggest lock in the Belmont Stakes since Secretariat. But...

  • OJC Now Woodbine Entertainment Group

    The OJC on Friday changed its name to Woodbine Entertainment Group, and also unveilved a new Web site that reflects the change. In a prepared statement, WEG said the new name better reflects the scope of the company and its business.

  • Absolute Auction Set for Garden State Park

    "You've read racing history...perhaps you've seen racing history...now you can own a part of America's finest horse racing history!" reads the brochure that is being distributed by Ken Geyer Auctioneers. The auction<br>will begin June 22 at 6 p.m. and run through June 26.

  • Nominations Sought for Dominion Award

    Know someone who qualifies as an "unsung hero" at a farm, stable, or in some other aspect of the racing industry? Then submit his or her name to be considered for Dogwood Stable's annual Dominion Award.

  • Here and There

    Jersey Derby retains graded status, near record nominations for the Florida Stallions Stakes, and Retama Park reaches an average $100,000 a day in purses