Headlines for Friday, August 17, 2001

  • Florida Supreme Court Rules in OBS Case

    A law allowing the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company to sell horses and operate an inter-track wagering facility was declared unconstitutional Thursday in a unanimous vote by the Florida Supreme Court. The same law had been repealed last year by the Florida State legislature.

  • Stakes Producer Cherokee Frolic Dead at 23

    Stakes producer Cherokee Frolic was euthanized Aug 15 at Bill and Lyn Rainbow's The Acorn Farm near Ocala, Fla., because of complications from laminitis.

  • Trainer Craig Dollase accompanied Pacific Classic starter Futural as he schooled in the Del Mar paddock Thursday.

    Skimming Favored in Pacific Classic

    Six horses were entered Thursday for Sunday's $1-million Pacific Classic at Del Mar. Skimming was installed as the 8-5 favorite, followed by Futural at 9-5 odds. Captain Steve, winless since taking the Dubai World Cup, drew the outside post position as he was made the 3-1 third wagering choice.