Headlines for Tuesday, November 5, 2002

  • Magna Envisions Another California Training Center

    Magna Entertainment Corp. hopes to build a Thoroughbred training facility for up to 2,000 horses on 326 acres in California's Ventura County, in the heart of perhaps the leading strawberry-producing region of the country.

  • Youbet.com to charge subscription fee

    Youbet.com will begin charging a subscription fee to some of its customers within the next 30 days, chief executive officer Chuck Champion said on Tuesday.

  • Snake Mountain Takes Aqueduct's Stuyvesant

    Snake Mountain, making his first start since winning an allowance a month ago at Aqueduct, took the inside route to victory in the Nov. 5 Stuyvesant Handicap (gr. III) at 1 1/8 miles at the Big A.

  • Broodmare Switch Point Dead

    The Glaser family's Switch Point, whose offspring include Hollywood Park track-record setter Dig for It, died Oct. 30 at Jenna Lee Farm near Stamping Ground, Ky.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Picked Apart

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i><br>The confidence of horseplayers has been shaken, and that is a very serious matter for racetracks, owners, breeders, and anyone else with a financial stake in this business.

  • Derby Magic

    <i>By Steve Haskin</i><br>The dark bay colt lay sprawled out in his stall following his brilliant victory in the previous day's Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I). A few minutes later, Vindication was up on his feet, greeting his visitor by sticking out his tongue, hoping the visitor would understand the request.

  • Bless, Fusaichi Pegasus&#39; sister sold for $4-million.

    Fusaichi Pegasus' Sister Brings $4-Million

    Bless, a full sister to Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus in foal to leading sire Storm Cat was expected to bring a big price at Tuesday's session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale. Consigned by Stone Farm, as agent for Stone Farm owner Arthur Hancock III and Stonerside Stable, the 3-year-old mare was the object of spirited bidding until she was hammered down to Classic Star for $4-million.

  • Millionaire Include to Airdrie

    Grade I winner Include, who at one time captured nine of 10 starts, has been retired from racing and will stand at Brereton and Libby Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.

  • Xtra Heat, with trainer John Salzman during BC Week, has been sold privately.

    Xtra Heat Sold Privately

    After an unsuccessful trip through the sales ring at the Nov. 3 Fasig-Tipton November select sale, champion Xtra Heat has found a new home.