Headlines for Sunday, October 13, 2002

  • Johar (6) overtakes Rock Opera (5) to win the Oak Tree Derby Sunday at Santa Anita.

    Johar Nips Tiring Rock Opera in Oak Tree Derby

    The Thoroughbred Corporation's homebred Johar, a horse better known for losing close calls, eked out a nose victory in Sunday's Oak Tree Derby (gr. IIT) over an unlucky Rock Opera.

  • Dedication Works for Head-Maarek in La Foret

    Criquette Head-Maarek runners finished one-two in the Group I Prix de la Foret at Longchamp on Sunday afternoon, with Dedication sporting her mother's colors, beating Medecis by a neck.

  • Lapuma wins Dowager at Keeneland.

    Lapuma Upsets Volga in Dowager Stakes

    Distance loving Lapuma upset heavily favored Volga Sunday at Keeneland to win the $112,200 Dowager Stakes for fillies and mares on the turf.

  • Boston Bull wins the Cowdin at Belmont on Sunday.

    Boston Bull Smokes Cowdin Stakes Foes

    Dogwood Stable's Boston Bull was easily the best in Sunday's 80th running of the Cowdin Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-olds, winning by about five lengths at Belmont Park.

  • Tabor's Zavata Takes Arlington Breeze

    Michael Tabor's Zavata, one of the top 2-year-olds in training last summer at Saratoga, breezed a half-mile in :50 2/5 at Arlington Park Sunday morning in preparation for the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Oct. 26.

  • West Point Thoroughbreds Active at Pearls of Dubai Sale

    West Point Thoroughbreds, an American-based operation that puts together partnerships for racing and pinhooking, purchased two of the most expensive horses Saturday at the Emirates Racing Association's third Pearls of Dubai international sale in Dubai.