Headlines for Monday, January 21, 2002

  • Irish Prize en route to victory in the San Marcos.

    Irish Prize Wins Another Close One in San Marcos

    Irish Prize won another photo finish at Santa Anita Park on Monday, prevailing by a nose over long shot Continental Red in the $150,000 San Marcos Stakes (gr. II) on the turf.

  • Dancing defeats Respectful and Lady George in the Santa Ynez.

    Owner's Insistence Results in Santa Ynez Win for Dancing

    Insistence by owner Howard Baker that Dancing make her U.S. debut in the Santa Ynez Stakes (gr. II) rather than a conditioned allowance race proved successful Monday when the 3-year-old filly took the seven-furlong test at Santa Anita.

  • Spin Zone romps to victory in the Fred ``Cappy'' Capossela Stakes.

    Perkins Continues Success in Capossela Stakes

    Ben Perkins Jr. saddled the winner of Aqueduct's Fred ``Cappy'' Capossela Stakes for the third year in a row and fourth time overall when Char-Mari Stable's Spin Zone won by three lengths on Monday's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day card.

  • Squirtle Squirt, Spain Return This Weekend

    Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner Squirtle Squirt drilled six furlongs in 1:13 at Hollywood Park for Bobby Frankel on Sunday as he prepares for his return in Sunday's Palos Verdes Handicap (gr. II).

  • Squirtle Squirt, Spain Return This Weekend

    Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner Squirtle Squirt drilled six furlongs in 1:13 at Hollywood Park for Bobby Frankel on Sunday as he prepares for his return in Sunday's Palos Verdes Handicap (gr. II).

  • Chicago Casino Deal in the Works?

    MGM Mirage could take over efforts to build a riverboat casino in Rosemont, Ill., near O'Hare International Airport that would pump tens of millions of dollars into the horse racing industry.

  • Despite this troubled start, Siphonic's Santa Catalina was "an excellent performance," according to Steve Haskin.

    Haskin's Road to the Kentucky Derby: Searching for the Winner

    He's out there, somewhere. He may be in the back of his stall nibbling on a mound of alfalfa, or stretched out with his head nestled in a bed of straw. He may be nothing more than a shrouded figure galloping through an early morning fog or a mere silhouette against a golden sunrise. But one thing is certain: somewhere out there is the winner of the 2002 Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • Juvenile Consignors To Sponsor Futurity Races

    In an attempt to attract more buyers to juvenile auctions, the National Association of 2-Year-Old Consignors will sponsor a pair of restricted stakes at Delaware Park this year. The NATC Futurity will have two divisions, one for colts and geldings and one for fillies. Both will be run at six furlongs on Labor Day weekend, and both will have a purse of $100,000 guaranteed. The value of each race is expected to exceed $200,000.The divisions will be open to any 2-year-old consigned by an NATC member who also is a contributor to the organization's advertising fund.

  • Gold Fever Colt Tops First Session Of Classic Sale In Australia

    A Gold Fever colt brought the top price of $180,000 ($97,470 American) Monday during the first session of the Classic yearling sale conducted by William Inglis & Son in Australia. Consigned by Reaville Farm, he was purchased by Sam Li for his Pastore Pty. Ltd. racing syndicate. Li also bought two Strategic colts for $75,000 ($40,612) and $50,000 ($27,075).

  • NYRA Plans 100,000-Square-Foot VLT Area at Aqueduct

    The New York Racing Association has submitted plans to state regulators to build a 100,000 square-foot, video lottery terminal area at Aqueduct racetrack, but the chairman of NYRA says the proposal won't work unless the state revises its new video lottery terminal law to give tracks more help with expenses.