Headlines for Tuesday, December 31, 2002

  • Lil Sister Stitch carries Laffit Pincay to victory in the Monrovia.

    Pincay, 'Lil Sister' the Toast of Monrovia

    Laffit Pincay Jr. closed out the year in style Tuesday with three winning rides at Santa Anita, including the $114,700 Monrovia Handicap (gr. IIIT) on Lil Sister Stich.

  • No Racing Boycott in Woodbine Dispute

    A threatened boycott at Woodbine by the Ontario Harness Horsemen's Association (owners and trainers) was averted Monday when both sides in a dispute over simulcasting agreed to extend their existing contract for 90 days while resuming talks.

  • Trainer Bobby Frankel, just missed record earnings' mark.

    Frankel Finishes Short of Earnings Mark

    Trainer Bobby Frankel, headed for his third consecutive Eclipse Award as the nation's top trainer, will not set the national money-earning record in 2002.

  • Pino, Capuano Win 2002 Maryland Titles

    Jockey Mario Pino captured the Maryland riding title with 227 winners at Pimlico and Laurel Park in 2002, his second one in the last four years. Dale Capuano earned the training championship, his fifth in the last six years, saddling 107 winners.

  • Foufa's Warrior Bravest in Maryland Juvenile

    Sondra Bender's Foufa's Warrior added another prize to his owner's burgeoning collection of Maryland Jockey Club trophies with a hard fought victory in the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship Tuesday at Laurel.

  • Coquettish Not Shy in Laurel Filly Championship

    When the leader came off the rail directly in front of Shipp & Polk's Coquettish, the Not For Love filly shot through the inviting opening and powered her way to an impressive three-length score in Tuesday's $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship at Laurel Park.

  • New Jersey Horsemen Assets Frozen for Probe

    A state judge has frozen the assets of the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association pending a racing commission investigation into the group' finances.

  • Maryland's Total Handle Increased in 2002

    A record-setting handle for the Preakness Stakes in May helped Pimlico and Laurel Park show improvement in 2002, according to the Maryland Jockey Club.

  • Undefeated Vindication winning BC Juvenile.

    Vindication Warms Up for Soph Campaign

    Padua Stables' undefeated Vindication, preparing for his 3-year-old campaign, had his first workout Tuesday since winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Arlington Park Oct. 26, going three furlongs at Santa Anita in :36.60 under exercise rider Dana Barnes.

  • Congaree Big Issue for Speedster Hot Market

    On Trust Handicap winner Hot Market had his final major prep Tuesday morning for Saturday's $150,000 San Pasqual Handicap (Gr. II) for older horses at 1 1/16 miles, going four furlongs in :48 flat at Santa Anita for trainer Craig Lewis.

  • Sore Solis Off Mounts Tuesday

    Jockey Alex Solis, still sore following a spill in Saturday's ninth race at Santa Anita, took off Tuesday's scheduled mounts but hoped to ride on Wednesday, agent Scott McClellan said.

  • Michael Clevenger's Eclipse Award-winning photo.

    Eclipse Awards to Keeneland Library, Courier-Journal Photographer

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Tuesday that the new Keeneland library, one of the world's largest public-access repositories for information related to Thoroughbred horseracing and the Thoroughbred breed, has been selected to receive a Special Eclipse Award.