Headlines for Wednesday, November 6, 2002

  • $500,000 Mare Tops Keeneland Wednesday Session

    Buyers were anxious to see the members of the first crops by Giant's Causeway and Fusaichi Pegasus. At the Keeneland November sale on Wednesday, it was a mare carrying a member of the second crop by Giant's Causeway that topped the auction's third day.

  • Overlooked Music's Storm Wins Bien Bien

    Although victorious in his only previous start over Hollywood Park's turf course, Music's Storm attracted little attention before posting a 24-1 upset in Wednesday's $73,450 Bien Bien Stakes, the opening-day feature of the track's 35-day Autumn Meet.

  • Ex-trainer Cross to Handle Jorge Carreno's Book

    Former trainer David Cross Jr., who won the 1983 Kentucky Derby with Sunny's Halo, will launch a new career as a jockey agent at Hollywood Park next week with apprentice Jorge Carreno.

  • Decarchy, White Heart on Comeback Trail

    Decarchy, White Heart and Freedom Crest, three major stakes winners who all went to the sidelines this spring, are ready to launch comebacks Sunday in the $70,000-added Steinlen Handicap at 1 1/16 miles on turf.

  • Bray Awaits Secret Garden; Barn On Rebound

    Action is on the upswing again for trainer Simon Bray, who awaits English import Secret Garden at Hollywood Park for the $125,000 Matiara Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday.

  • Wilson Reaches Top 20 of All-Time Winners

    With a victory in today's third race at Laurel Park, jockey Rick Wilson tied Hall of Fame rider Eddie Arcaro for the 20th spot on the all-time win list. Both have 4,779 career wins.

  • Here and There

    Louisiana Downs honors meet champs...Hoosier Park prepares for Ladies' Night...Sam Houston hosts owners' seminar...Zito bobblehead to hit Churchill.

  • Nasty Storm Back at Churchill

    Nasty Storm, who went through the ring at Keeneland on Tuesday, is back with trainer Dallas Stewart at Churchill Downs.

  • Playfair Slated to Race in 2003

    Eric Nelson wants to return Playfair Race Course near Spokane, Wash., to its "glory days." On Oct. 31 the Washington Horse Racing Commission gave Nelson the go-ahead to start that process by granting him an operating license.

  • NTRA Enlists Security Expert to Test Tote Systems

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association's newly implemented Wagering Technology Working Group has enlisted Ernst & Young's technology and security risk services to assess and test the security systems currently in place at the three major tote companies.

  • New Jersey Horsemen Worried by Election Results in Other States

    While no specific election in New Jersey on Tuesday figures to have any direct impact on pending slots legislation, New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association lobbyist Barbara DeMarco-Reiche said elections in neighboring states are sure to have "a tremendous impact" on New Jersey racing.

  • Pennsylvania Governor-Elect to Push for Slot Machines

    Ed Rendell, who won a landslide victory in the Pennsylvania governor's race on Tuesday, has said that his top priority when he takes office is to lower property taxes in the state, which he intends to do by allowing slot machines at the five racetracks in the state.

  • BC Sprint winner Orientate to stand at Gainesway.

    Orientate to Stand at Gainesway

    Orientate, who looks certain to be voted sprint champion, will enter stud at Graham J. Beck's Gainesway Farm near Lexington for a fee of $25,000