Headlines for Sunday, August 12, 2001

  • Richly Blended, shown winning the Gotham Stakes, has been retired.

    Graded Winner Richly Blended Retired

    Raymond Dweck's Richly Blended, who won a pair of grade III stakes this year, has been retired from racing after suffering a stress fracture of his right front cannon bone. The 3-year-old colt suffered the mishap during a workout Aug. 4 at Monmonth Park in preparation for the Aug. 25 King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga.

  • Johannesburg Romps in Phoenix Stakes

    Michael Tabor's Johannesburg remained undefeated by beating Miss Beabea by five lengths to win the Independent Waterford Wedgwood Phoenix Stakes (Ire-I) on Sunday at Leopardstown. Also on Sunday, American-bred Bahamian Pirate held off fellow American-bred One Won One to win the Phoenix Sprint Stakes (Ire-III) by a short head.

  • Sweetest Thing Wins Breeders Stakes by 7 1/2 Lengths

    Sweetest Thing earned her third victory in four career starts and her first stakes win in taking Saturday's Breeders Stakes at Woodbine by 7 1/2 lengths over Flaming Sky, a maiden Sky Classic colt.

  • Chapter 3

    <i>By Sean Clancy<br>From The Saratoga Special, reprinted with permission</i>

  • Western Pride Shocks 'Em in West Virginia Derby

    Rapidly developing Western Pride, winner of an $11,000 allowance race at Thistledown in early July, shot to the front at the start in Saturday night's West Virginia Derby at the Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort and stormed home to land the $300,000 first prize in the richest race in the history of the state.