Headlines for Wednesday, June 27, 2001

  • Gourmet Girl Readies for Vanity

    Trainer Pico Perdomo expressed confidence that Gourmet Girl will be ready for a top effort in the $250,000 Vanity Handicap (gr. I) for fillies and mares at 1 1/8-miles Saturday at Hollywood Park despite an 11-week hiatus since her last race.

  • Power Wing Preps for Hollywood Gold Cup

    Longshot Power Wing had the spotlight all to himself Wednesday, working four furlongs in :48 4/5 under regular rider Julio Garcia at Hollywood Park for Sunday's Hollywood Gold Cup (gr . I). Major players for the Gold Cup -- Captain Steve, Skimming, Futural, and Aptitude -- all worked on Tuesday.

  • Maryland Racing Schedule Set

    Live racing dates for the remainder of the 2001 Thoroughbred racing season in Maryland were approved this afternoon at the monthly Maryland Racing Commission meeting in Timonium.

  • Flute Out of Mother Goose

    Flute, winner of last month's Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), will not run in Saturday's Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park after popping an abscess in her right front at Hollywood Park and missing an important work.

  • Cherokee Kim Aims for Arlington Classic

    Earlier this year, four weeks after breaking his maiden going 1 1/8-miles on the grass March 10, trainer Jerry Fanning entered Wenga Enterprise's Cherokee Kim in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I). The colt by Cherokee Colony finished fifth behind The Thoroughbred Corp.'s Point Given, who went on to capture the Preakness and Belmont Stakes (both gr. I).

  • Bet On Sunshine Ready for Aristides

    Trainer Paul J. McGee can't help but smile when he talks about the old man of his stable, Bet On Sunshine, as he prepares for his bid for a second consecutive victory in Saturday's $100,000 Aristides Handicap (gr. III).

  • D. G. Van Clief Jr., Breeders' Cup president.

    What's in a Name? Everything ... And Nothing

    The new "World Thoroughbred Championships" and rebranding of the Breeders' Cup aren't as confusing as they appear, industry officials said in the wake of their announcement Tuesday. In short, the changes could mean everything to the general public, and very little to people within the Thoroughbred industry.

  • Turfway Park's Spiral Stakes Gets Sponsor

    Lane's End Farm and Turfway Park announced a three-year agreement that will give the breeding farm located near Versailles, Ky., title sponsorship of the Northern Kentucky racetrack's premier Triple Crown prep race in the spring. It will be called the "Lane's End Spiral Stakes," which next year will be held March 23.

  • Lane's End to Sponsor Spiral Stakes

    Officials at Lane's End Farm and Turfway Park announced today a three-year agreement that will give the Central Kentucky breeding farm title sponsorship of Turfway's premier Triple Crown prep race in the spring. The grade II Lane's End Spiral Stakes will be held next year on March 23.

  • Highland Farm For Sale

    Four years after they purchased and expanded Highland Farm near Paris, Ky., George and Kay Hofmeister have listed the Bourbon County estate for sale for $60 million.

  • Soccer Team Eyes Arlington Park for Stadium

    It's all very preliminary, but there are indications the Chicago Fire soccer team is considering Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, Ill., as a possible site for permanent soccer-only stadium.