Headlines for Thursday, November 7, 2002

  • Babae Returns in Aqueduct's Athenia Handicap

    Joseph Platt Jr.'s Babae, the likely favorite for Saturday's $100,000 Athenia Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares, is poised to capture back-to-back runnings of the 1 1/6-mile turf feature at Aqueduct.

  • Megahertz Returns to Hollypark in Matiara

    British-bred Megahertz, who reeled off her fifth straight United States triumph in Hollywood Park's inaugural running of the $500,000 American Oaks in July, returns on Saturday as the 124-pound high weight among ten entrants in the $125,000 Matiara Stakes.

  • Julie Krone Back in the Winner's Circle

    Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone tasted her first victory in more than three years Thursday when she piloted Jade Vixen to an easy win in the eighth race at Hollywood Park.

  • Sikura Secures Keeneland Session-Topper for $420,000

    Water Music, a 4-year-old daughter of Danzig in foal to 2001 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos, topped the fourth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale on Thursday after earning a final bid of $420,000 from Glen Sikura.

  • Victory Ride Tackles Tough Churchill Distaff Field

    It has been a couple of years since owner G. Watts Humphrey, Jr. and trainer George "Rusty" Arnold had the opportunity to win the $200,000 Churchill Downs Distaff (gr. II), but their brief drought in the race could end Saturday with Victory Ride.

  • Victory Ride Tackles Tough Churchill Distaff Field

    It has been a couple of years since owner G. Watts Humphrey, Jr. and trainer George "Rusty" Arnold had the opportunity to win the $200,000 Churchill Downs Distaff (gr. II), but their brief drought in the race could end Saturday with Victory Ride.

  • Stakes-winning Roxelana Resumes Comeback

    Bill Landes' Roxelana, an easy winner at Turfway Park in her return to competition in September, will continue her comeback on Friday in a six-furlong allowance race over her home track at Churchill Downs.

  • Nasty Storm to Skip Saturday's Distaff

    Defending winner Nasty Storm developed a cough and will not make a bid for a repeat victory in Saturday's $250,000-added Churchill Downs Distaff (gr. II).

  • Nasty Storm to Skip Saturday's Distaff

    Defending winner Nasty Storm developed a cough and will not make a bid for a repeat victory in Saturday's $250,000-added Churchill Downs Distaff (gr. II).

  • Allamerican Bertie Smashing in Turf Debut

    Allamerican Bertie, ridden by Pat Day, made her turf debut Thursday a winning one, setting the pace and turning back a slight challenge at the top of the stretch for a convincing eight-length victory over Histoire Sainte in the featured $59,500 allowance race for fillies and mares at Churchill Downs.

  • Kelly Appointed to TOC Board

    Jon S. Kelly, owner of Tres Palomas Farm in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., has been appointed to the Thoroughbred Owners of California board of directors to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Drew Couto.

  • Trainer Holbrook Shot Dead at Home in Indiana

    Trainer Barbara Holbrook was found dead of a gunshot wound at her home in Yorkville, Ind. on Tuesday. Her estranged husband, Roger Holbrook, is wanted by police in connection to the shooting and is described as "armed and dangerous."