Headlines for Wednesday, December 4, 2002

  • Band Is Passing, Babae Top Calder's Grand Slam

    The Calder racing season hits high gear Saturday with the track's first of two Grand Slam stakes programs. Band Is Passing, Babae, Two Item Limit, Volga and Tour Of The Cat are among the marquee names that will run in the four stakes worth $100,000 each, three of them graded events.

  • Watch Out World, Cavonnier's Sister, Victorious

    Watch Out World, a 2-year-old half-sister to Cavonnier, the 1996 Santa Anita Derby winner who nearly won the Kentucky Derby, won the second straight race of her career Wednesday, a $42,900 allowance race at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Spend a Buck, with groom Mary Ann Hale, prior to victorious 1985 run for the roses.

    Derby Winner Spend a Buck Dead

    Spend a Buck, whose Kentucky Derby (gr. I) clocking of 2:00 1/5, remains the fourth-fastest of all time, died in November from anaphylactic shock in Brazil.

  • Midnight Angel, will race in U.S.

    Tattersalls Session Topper to Race in U.S.

    Klaus Jacobs' Newsells Park Stud, one of the leading purchasers at breeding stock sales in recent years, took home the top lot at the Tattersalls December Sales when buying the twice classic- placed filly Midnight Angel (Acatenango) for 500,000 guineas from Union Stud in Germany.

  • Kentucky Panel Plans Complete Pari-Mutuel Review

    The Kentucky Racing Commission will begin a review of all policies and procedures related to pari-mutuel wagering, commission chairman Frank Shoop announced Dec. 4. The action stems from the recent Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 investigation and the review being conducted by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

  • Men's Exclusive, winning the Underwood last year.

    Men's Exclusive Shows Spirit in Underwood Drill

    The venerable 9-year-old Men's Exclusive, attempting an unprecedented third straight victory in the Saturday's $100,000 Vernon O. Underwood Stakes (gr. III) at six furlongs, worked a bullet :47 at Hollywood Park Wednesday.