Headlines for Friday, October 11, 2002

  • Saint Verre Splashes to Cliff Hanger Victory

    Saint Verre commanded the early lead and withstood all challenges to take the 26th running of the $150,000 Cliff Hanger Handicap (gr. III) on Friday night at the Meadowlands.

  • Wide Open Field Set for Princess Elizabeth

    The wide open 2-year-old filly picture in Canada should come into clearer focus on Sunday when eight compete in the season's most important race in the division, the $250,000 Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Woodbine.

  • Old Favorite Men's Exclusive in Fresno Stakes

    A couple years ago, Men's Exclusive was showing signs of old age. But now the old war horse is rejuvenated. He turns 10 on Jan. 1 and still shows enough professionalism and zip to pay his way on the racetrack.

  • Got Koko Goes in Columbus Day Ramser 'Cap

    Got Koko, a consistent 3-year-old daughter of Signal Tap who is making her presence felt in the Bruce Headley barn, heads the first division of the $75,000 Harold C. Ramser Sr. Handicap on Santa Anita turf on Monday.

  • Inesperado's U.S. Win Streak On Line in Oak Tree

    Inesperado is perfect in three races in the United States, and trainer Bobby Frankel and jockey Corey Nakatani attempt to keep that record intact in Sunday's $150,000 Oak Tree Derby (gr. IIT) at 1 1/8 miles on the Santa Anita turf.

  • Five Riders Nominated for George Woolf Award

    Robert Colton, David Flores, Richard Migliore, Mario Pino and Edgar Prado have been nominated for the 2003 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, Santa Anita Park announced.

  • Najran runs away with Perryville.

    Najran Much Too Good in Perryville

    Najran ran away from his field and easily captured the $75,000 Perryville Stakes at Keeneland today by eight lengths.

  • Volga Heads Dowager at Keeneland

    Joseph Allen's Volga (Ire) heads a field of 10 fillies and mares entered in Sunday's $100,000-added Dowager at 12 furlongs on the Keeneland turf.

  • Seven Go in Astarita

    On Sunday, Harford Ghost makes her second start and stakes debut in the Astarita. Seven juvenile fillies were entered.

  • Salzman Production in Cowdin Sunday

    On Sunday, John Salzman, trainer of Xtra Heat, will be represented in Grade 3, $100,000-added Cowdin, this time by a colt named Run Production.

  • Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe winner Marienbard uncertain for BC Turf.

    Arc Winner Marienbard Withdrawn from William Hill Turf Odds

    English bookmaking firm William Hill has dropped Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Marienbard from its board for the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), citing the horse's "withdrawal" from the race at Arlington Park Oct. 26.

  • Goffs' Orby Yearling Sale Declines

    Trading at Goffs' flagship yearling auction, the Orby Sale, fell just behind the 2001 fixture when the two-day event finished at Kill, Co Kildare, in Ireland on Wednesday evening.