Headlines for Sunday, June 10, 2001

  • Skimming, winning the Californian.

    Frankel, Dollase Runners Dominate Californian

    Trainers Bobby Frankel and Craig Dollase each sent out a pair of horses to run in Sunday's $500,000 Californian Stakes (gr. II) and then watched as their horses filled the top four finishing positions in the Hollywood Park race.

  • Point Given's Belmont romp was witnessed by a television audience that improved by 44% over 2000.

    Belmont TV Ratings Up 44%, Handle Records Set

    Overnight television ratings for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) jumped 44 percent to 4.9 and captured 13 percent of Saturday afternoon's viewing audience in the country's top 51 media markets.

  • Sadler's Wells New Leader by Gr. I Winners

    Irish stallion Sadler's Wells continues to put some distance between himself and former leader Sir Tristram in the category of group/grade I winners. Sadler's Wells came up with No. 48 when his son Galileo captured Saturday's Epsom Derby (Eng-I) for the Coolmore connection of Sue Magnier and Michael Tabor.

  • Flame Thrower to Undergo Surgery; Injury Not Life Threatening

    Gary Garber's Flame Thrower, who was vanned off the track following a second-place finish to Put It Back in Saturday's Riva Ridge Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park, was scheduled to be flown to California on Sunday and undergo surgery after suffering a lateral condylar fracture of his left front distal metacarpus. Dr. Don Baker, who treated the Bob Baffert runner, said the injury is not life-threatening.