Headlines for Thursday, August 9, 2001

  • Turf Classic winner John's Call, seeks Sword Dancer repeat.

    John's Call Looks To Repeat In Sword Dancer

    In the 27-year history of Saturday's $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (gr. IT)), only two horses have won in back-to-back years. John's Call will try to join the ranks of Majesty Prince and El Senor and become the third to take Saratoga's lone grade I turf event in consecutive seasons.

  • Madraar to Stand in California at Hideaway

    Seven-year-old Madraar has been purchased privately by Gary and Marlene Howard's Hideaway Farm from Sheikh Maktoum and will stand the 2002 breeding season at Hideaway near San Jacinto, Calif.

  • Praise the Prince Takes A.P. Smithwick

    Amid spills, chills, and thrills Augustin Stables Praise the Prince prevailed in the A.P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase Handicap (NSA-II) at Saratoga.

  • Dave's Friend Cancelled

    The Maryland Jockey Club cancelled Saturday's $75,000 Dave's Friend because 12 trainers who nominated their horses declined to enter and race against Pimlico-based Disco Rico, one of the top sprinters in the country.

  • Dunkelberger Breaks Collar Bone; Out Four to Six Weeks

    Travis Dunkelberger, the nation's leading jockey with 259 wins, broke his collarbone Wednesday night at Charles Town Race Course and is expected to miss four to six weeks of riding according to his agent Steve Rushing.

  • Jules' First Winner

    Graded stakes winner Jules was represented by his initial winner Aug. 8 when his son Method Man won at Rockingham Park at first asking.