Headlines for Thursday, November 21, 2002

  • Pincay Wraps Up Consecutive Three-Baggers

    Laffit Pincay Jr., the world's winningest rider at 55, recorded his second straight riding triple at Hollywood Park on Thursday when guiding favored Adalgisa to victory in the featured $49,882 allowance/claiming event for fillies and mares at one-mile on turf.

  • Mahony Named VP of New York Mutuels

    Patrick Mahony has been named the vice president of mutuels for the New York Racing Association, NYRA president and COO Terry Meyocks announced Nov. 21.

  • Hollywood Prevue Draws Field of Seven

    Roll Hennessy Roll, a three-time winner in New Mexico and third-place finisher in the Sunny Slope Stakes at Santa Anita, is expected to be a top contender in Saturday's $125,000 Hollywood Prevue Stakes (gr. III) at seven furlongs.

  • Grey Memo Tops On Trust Field

    Grey Memo, winner of the On Trust Handicap in 2000, is the 120-pound highweight in a field of six older horses for Saturday's 7 1/2 furlong test for California breds.

  • Grammarian Sharpens Speed for Turf Cup

    Lindsey Williams, owner of Pacific Heritage Farm, watched Grammarian blow out three furlongs in :36.20 on the turf course Thursday in preparation for the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT) on Saturday.

  • Late Nominations Made for Hollywood Turf Festival

    Fourteen late nominations – seven from national earnings leader Bobby Frankel -- were received by the Hollywood Park racing office before the deadline for the $2.1-million Autumn Turf Festival Nov. 29 to Dec. 1.

  • Golden Apples in Bullet Move at Hollywood

    Bidding for an Eclipse Award as champion filly or mare on turf, Golden Apples worked a bullet six furlongs in 1:11 around the dogs on a firm turf course Thursday at Hollywood Park in preparation for the $500,000 Matriarch (gr. IT) Dec. 1.

  • Streaking Bien Nicole Takes Step Up in Cardinal

    Bien Nicole will take aim at her sixth straight win as the 118-pound highweight in the $150,000 Cardinal Handicap (gr. III) on the turf at Churchill Downs on Saturday.

  • Caribbean Series Showcases Best in Five Countries

    Five countries will join forces on Dec. 7 and 8 for the Caribbean Series 2002. Horses and trainers from Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela will converge at El Comandante Racetrack for four races featuring horses from each country.

  • More to Equation Than Just Wagering Integrity

    With a $1-million contribution to kick-start a new Wagering Integrity Alliance, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup have embarked on a review of pari-mutuel wagering policies and tote systems. But it's not without some twists and turns.

  • States Select Top Horses for First 'Challenge'

    Horsemen's associations from 11 states have submitted their selections for starting positions in the first NTRA Great State Challenge, presented by John Deere and Fed Ex, on Dec. 7 at Sam Houston Race Park in Texas.

  • Ohio Governor Bob Taft

    Ohio Governor: No Go, Again, on Racetrack Slots

    Gov. Bob Taft has again warned the Ohio legislature that he would veto any bill allowing video slot machines at the state's seven commercial racetracks. Taft issued a terse written warning he would veto the bill that would bring in an estimated $500 million for primary and secondary education.

  • Gulfstream BC Handicap winner Cetewayo among contenders in this weekend's Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Turf Cup Lures Big Field from Both Coasts

    Eleven older horses, including East Coast-based invaders Cetewayo and Rochester, have been entered for Saturday's 1 1/2-mile Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT).

  • Plan Calls for Increase in Jersey Racing Dates

    Horsemen, racetrack operators, and the New Jersey Racing Commission are in agreement on a 2003 Thoroughbred calendar that calls for 151 live racing days. The schedule was approved even though track officials have said the 141-day allotment for this year doesn't make good business sense.

  • Sarafan, defeating Beat Hollow in the Explosive Bid Handicap.

    Sarafan Carries American Hopes in Japan Cup

    Sarafan, America's only hope to break a 10-year drought in the Japan Cup (Jpn-I), drew the number eight post position in a field of 16 international runners set to go postward Sunday in the world's richest turf race, moved to Nakayama racecourse and dropped from 12 to 11 furlongs in distance because of construction of a new grandstand at Tokyo racecourse.