Headlines for Monday, June 11, 2001

  • Deal With Cable Provider Could Aid TVG Expansion

    Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. and Adelphia Communications Corp. have signed a 20-year Interactive Program Guide agreement that could feature a major expansion of the TV Games Network. Gemstar-TV Guide is the parent company of TVG.

  • Baffert: 'Power Nap' Puts Point Given Back on the Muscle

    Most horses that compete in all three Triple Crown races show some fatigue from the grueling campaign of three grade I events in five weeks, but not so with Point Given, according to his trainer, Bob Baffert, who returned to Churchill Downs with the colt on Sunday.

  • Baffert: 'Power Nap' Puts Point Given Back on the Muscle

    Most horses that compete in all three Triple Crown races show some fatigue from the grueling campaign of three grade I events in five weeks, but not so with Point Given, according to his trainer, Bob Baffert, who returned to Churchill Downs with the colt on Sunday.

  • Point Given puts distance between himself and the rest of the field as he dominates the Belmont Stakes.

    Steve Haskin's Belmont Story: Point Given Finally Sprouts Wings

    It was a day of princes, presidents, and Pegasus. With Belmont Park rocking from the surge of electricity generated by the presence of former President Bill Clinton and his wife, U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), Point Given finally sprouted the wings his owner, Prince Ahmed Salman, trainer Bob Baffert, and jockey Gary Stevens had envisioned all along.

  • Jockey Gary Stevens, following his victory aboard Point Given in Saturday's Belmont Stakes.

    Stevens Gets Good News on Knee Injury; Still Opts Out of Royal Ascot

    Twenty-four hours after his triumphant ride on Point Given in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens had a scare when he suffered a strain to the same fragile knee that drove him into early retirement in December 1999. Fortunately, Stevens said on Monday, the injury isn't serious.

  • While Bob Baffert was entertaining former president Clinton, the trainer's team was preparing Point Given for the Belmont.

    Baffert Stable's Teamwork Evident in Triple Crown Success

    Ongoing, successful sports operations don't just get that way through the good fortune of chance. At the heart of achievement is the teamwork that melds individuals into a cohesive, powerful whole. Nowhere was this teamwork more in evidence than through this year's Triple Crown adventures of Point Given.

  • Langfuhr's First Winner

    Champion Langfuhr's first winner emerged June 10 when Happy to Be Home won at five furlongs in 1.00.39 at Woodbine at first asking.