Headlines for Thursday, August 30, 2001

  • Trippi, winning the 2000 Tom Fool.

    Grade I Winner Trippi Retired; Arrives at Vinery

    Trippi, whose five graded stakes wins included a score in last year's Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington.

  • Jump Start, winning the Saratoga Special.

    Hopeful, Forego Highlight Final Saturday Card at Spa

    The grade I, $200,000 Hopeful for 2-year-olds at seven furlongs and the grade I, $250,000 Forego Handicap for older horses at 6 1/2 furlongs highlight the final Saturday card of the 2001 Saratoga meet.

  • Tiznow Works Toward Return to Competition

    Tiznow, last year's Horse of the Year and Breeders' Cup Classic winner, worked seven furlongs on the fast main track at Del Mar this morning in 1:25 4/5. Trainer Jay Robbins plans to ship the horse tomorrow to Belmont Park, where he will run in the grade I, $500,000 Woodward at nine furlongs on "Super Saturday," September 8.

  • Virginia Plan Irks Maryland Commissioner

    At the Aug. 30 Maryland Racing Commission meeting at Ocean Downs, commissioner Terry Saxon erupted in anger over a letter from Colonial Downs president Ian Stewart in regard to the Virginia track's plan to apply for another summer meet next year.

  • Broken Vow to Stand at Pin Oak

    Broken Vow, who won the Aug. 26 Philip H. Iselin Handicap (gr. II) at Monmouth Park for his third consecutive stakes win and his fourth in his last five starts, will enter stud in 2002 at Josephine Abercrombie's Pin Oak Stud near Versailles, Ky.

  • Alphabet Soup's First Winner

    Millionaire Alphabet Soup's first winner came out Aug. 26 when Mister Alphabet won at about 7 1/2 furlongs at Dax in France.

  • Youbet Opens Oregon Hub, Adjusts Price for Users

    Youbet.com today announced the opening of its new Oregon wagering hub. The new hub allows Youbet.com customers access to racetracks previously available only through the TV Games Network. Along with the new hub, Youbet has adjusted its price. The service now charges a fee per transaction instead of a monthly fee.

  • Team Valor Announces Scholarship Winner

    Team Valor has selected Iona College sophomore Marie Taylor as the recipient of its inaugural Valordictorian Award. The 19-year-old resident of Floral Park, N.Y., will be presented with a $25,000 check by Team Valor president Barry Irwin after the fifth race at Saratoga Friday.

  • Penn National Gaming to Buy Colorado Casinos

    Penn National Gaming has agreed to purchase the assets of the Bullwhackers Casino operations from Colorado Gaming and Entertainment Co., a subsidiary of Hilton Group, for $6.5 million in cash. The Pennsylvania-based company already has gaming holdings in Louisiana and West Virginia.

  • NTRA Ups Prize, Expands 'Mystery Voucher' Promo

    The grand prize for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Mystery Mutuel Voucher promotion has been increased from $1 million to $1.25 million, effective with the Nov. 23 promotion. In 2002, the NTRA will offer four Mystery Mutuel Voucher promotions successively worth an additional $250,000 until the grand prize is won.

  • Seabiscuit and Best-Selling Author Featured on National TV

    Seabiscuit, the rags-to-riches Thoroughbred hero of the 1930s, and Laura Hillenbrand, the author who wrote the best-selling book detailing the life of the horse and his connections, were featured Wednesday on ABC's "Good Morning America" program.

  • Officer, in his impressive Graduation Stakes triumph.

    Officer Scares Off Del Mar Futurity Competition

    Although the race is a week away, it appears that less than a handful of horses will face impressive Officer in next Wednesday's grade II Del Mar Futurity, the closing day feature at Del Mar.