Headlines for Thursday, June 28, 2001

  • Northern Wolf Dies From Heart Attack

    West Virginia stallion Northern Wolf died May 19 of a heart attack while covering a mare at John McKee and Cindy O'Bannon's Beau Ridge Farm near Bunker Hill.

  • Lazy Slusan will attempt to continue her domination over the West Coast distaff set in the Vanity.

    Millionaires Continue Rivalry in Vanity

    Millionaires Lazy Slusan and Gourmet Girl, two of the country's leading distaffers, renew their rivalry Saturday in the $250,000 Vanity Handicap (gr. I) at Hollywood Park.

  • Here and There

    Bits and pieces from around the industry:

  • Forest Secrets will seek to replicate her Acorn victory in the Mother Goose.

    10 Fillies Vie in Mother Goose

    Despite the defection of Kentucky Oaks winner Flute, Saturday's $250,000 Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park remains strong with 10 fillies vying to capture the middle leg of the "Triple Tiara."

  • Exciting Story Returns to Action at Woodbine

    Mockingbird Farm's Exciting Story will return to action Saturday at Woodbine in a one-mile allowance event over the E. P. Taylor Turf Course. The start will be his first since winning the May 28 Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • TVG To Offer Gavel-To-Gavel Coverage of Keeneland July

    From a preview show to the sale itself, TVG will offer live coverage and analysis of the 2001 Keeneland July Selected Yearling Sale. Caton Bredar will report on all events from the Keeneland Sales Pavilion with hosts Todd Schrupp and Frank Lyons in the Los Angeles studio. The live sale broadcast will run July 16-17 from 7-10 p.m. EDT.

  • Lack of Unanimity Costly to Maryland Racing Industry

    The public got its first glance Wednesday, June 27, at what in-fighting has cost the Maryland racing industry. The Maryland Jockey Club slashed 22 stakes races worth $1.7 million from its racing program the rest of the year at Pimlico and Laurel Park. The Maryland Racing Commission approved the drastic cuts at its monthly meeting in Timonium north of Baltimore.