Headlines for Tuesday, August 28, 2001

  • Hettinger to Receive Industry Service Award

    John Hettinger, winner of a Special Eclipse Award in 2000, has been selected recipient of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Industry Service Award. Hettinger, owner of Akindale Farm in Pawling, N.Y., will receive the award at the TOBA National Awards Dinner Sept. 7 at Adena Springs Farm in Midway, Ky.

  • "The Big Red Train" roars to victory in the Travers.

    Travers Report: Glory Train

    Beads of sweat trickled down the face of Prince Ahmed Salman as he entered the winner's circle to await his conquering hero. He was so overwhelmed by what he had just witnessed, even the roar of 60,486 appreciative fans, the largest crowd in Saratoga history, was drowned out by the beating of his own heart.

  • Stevens, Espinoza to Ride at Belmont Park

    When the Del Mar meet ends Sept. 5, jockeys Gary Stevens and Victor Espinoza will relocate to the East Coast, at least for the first part of the Belmont Park meet.

  • Wajima, enjoying his retirement at Stone Farm.

    Champion, Record-Priced Yearling Wajima Euthanized at Age 29

    Pensioned stallion Wajima, a former-record priced yearling who was champion 3-year-old male in 1975, was euthanized at Arthur B. Hancock III's Stone Farm near Paris, Ky., because of complications from the infirmities of old age.

  • Post Time Training Center Now Owned by Bank

    Robert "Country" and Bea Roberts' Post Time Training Center in Ocala, Fla., was auctioned at a foreclosure sale the morning of Aug. 24 and is now owned by Community Bank of Marion County.

  • Simple Math

    <i>By Robert McNair</i> -- Racing used to be a major sport in the 1930s along with baseball and college football, but has since become a minor one. This concerns me, and I'd like to see the sport regain its popularity.

  • Ray Paulick &lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    In-house Project

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- In New York, it makes sense for live and off-track wagering to be conducted by the same company.

  • Therapeutic Medications Next on 'Super-Test' List

    Therapeutic medications will be the focus of the next round of "Super-Testing," the results of which should be available the first week of December during the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing. More than 500 blind samples remain to be tested for Class 4 medications.

  • Two-Year-Olds Will Roll on the River

    Two-year-olds will be in the spotlight Labor Day weekend when River Downs presents its two top events: the $200,000 Miller Genuine Draft Cradle Stakes Sept. 3, and the $100,000 Bassinet Stakes Sept. 1. Along with $75,000 Governor's Buckeye Cup Sept. 2, the races make up the track's Cradle Stakes Weekend Festival.