Headlines for Thursday, January 24, 2002

  • Fifty Stars, leading Millennium Wind (left) and Dollar Bill (right) to the finish line in his Louisiana Derby victory.

    Derby Runner Fifty Stars Sidelined Again

    Fifty Stars, unraced since suffering a right front ankle chip while finishing ninth in last year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I), has been sent back to the sidelines due to a broken splint bone in the same leg. The injury occurred during a Tuesday morning workout in preparation for the New Orleans Handicap (gr. II), according to trainer Steve Asmussen.

  • Changeintheweather Works Toward Fountain of Youth

    Pin Oak Stable's homebred Changeintheweather worked five furlongs at Gulfstream Park Thursday in preparation for his American racing debut in the Feb. 16 Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. I). The David Bell-trained son of Gone West completed the breeze in 1:02 2/5 on a fast track.

  • Hallowed Dreams Pan Zareta Bound

    Hallowed Dreams, who lost for just the third time in her career in the Dec. 8 Louisiana Champions Day Sprint Stakes seven days after notching her 25 victory, will likely return to the races in the Feb. 9 Pan Zareta Handicap at the same track.

  • AXIS

    AXIS

  • National HBPA Takes Further Action on Medication

    The board of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, during its winter convention in Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 22-24, passed two motions tied to medication issues: One calls for more representation in follow-up meetings to the Racehorse Medication Summit, while the other seeks official positions from affiliates on use of race-day therapeutic medication.

  • Here and There

    Bits and pieces from around the racing and breeding industry...

  • Fonz's, front, with jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. riding, outduels Popular and Victor Espinoza for the victory in the Hollywood Prevue Stakes on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo, ho)

    FONZ'S

    FONZ'S

  • Repent, winning the Louisiana Derby.

    REPENT

    REPENT

  • Dutrow Enters Pair in Paumonok

    Trainer Richard Dutrow is pulling out the big guns for Saturday's $75,000 Paumonok Handicap at Aqueduct. Dutrow has entered stable stars Here's Zealous and Late Carson in the six-furlong sprint event.

  • Kiss a Native To Prep For Donn in Fort Lauderdale

    Trainer Bill White said Kiss A Native, owned by John Franks, will run in Saturday's Ft. Lauderdale Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park as a prep for the Donn Handicap (gr. I) Feb. 9 at the same south Florida oval.

  • T. M. Opera O, winning the 2000 Japan Cup.

    World's Leading Money Earner, T.M. Opera O, Retired

    Japanese grade I winners T.M. Opera O and Meisho Doto have been retired from racing and are scheduled to enter stud at East Stud. The two horses, both 6-year-olds, competed against each other on numerous occasions, including the 2000 Japan Cup (Jpn-I), in which T.M. Opera O won in a blanket finish over Meisho Doto and European star Fantastic Light.

  • Stakes Winner Another Injured

    The stakes winning mare Another injured herself while preparing for the recent The First Lady Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream and will likely be retired, said trainer T.V. Smith.

  • Barretts Mixed Sale Concludes With Mixed Results

    Canadian-bred Suborned was purchased $70,000 to Darby Dan Bloodstock to top the second and final session of the Barretts January mixed sale Wednesday in Southern California. The largest-ever January sale conducted by Barretts resulted in decreases in the gross, average, and median prices.

  • Iron Deputy fractured a cannon bone during this win in the Count Fleet Stakes.

    Injury Forces Iron Deputy to the Sidelines

    John and Susan Moore's Iron Deputy, winner of the Count Fleet Stakes, has been taken off the Kentucky Derby trail after a slight fracture was discovered in his cannon bone. Trainer Jimmy Jerkens said the injury was sustained during the running of the Count Fleet.

  • Virginia Pari-Mutuel Bill Clears Senate Committee

    Broad legislation that removes impediments to the pari-mutuel industry cleared a Senate committee by a 7-1 vote Jan. 23. Introduced by Sen. Kenneth Stolle, the bill delegates regulatory control of racing dates, provisional licensing, and account wagering to the Virginia Racing Commission.

  • Record 144 Entered in Martell Grand National

    A modern-day record entry of 144 is announced today for the world's most famous steeplechase, the £500,000 Martell Grand National, run at Aintree on Saturday, April 6. This year's number of entries compares with 133 in 2001 and beats the previous best of 141 that dates back to 1984.