An offer by Magna Entertainment to buy Lone Star Park in North Texas could be made within two weeks, according to a Feb. 9 report by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Cappuchino tracked the early pace, then kicked clear in the stretch to win Sunday's Golden Stae Mile Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.
You relaxed off the early pace, then kicked in gear in the stretch to win the one-mile, $200,000 Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I) by a length over Habibti on Sunday at Santa Anita. Under Jerry Bailey, You covered the distance in 1:36.84 on a fast track to notch her second career grade I victory.
James Jackson's Valhol rallied from just off the pace then held Parade Leader safely at bat to win the $125,000 Whirlaway Handicap at the Fair Grounds. On a fast track, the 6-year-old gelded son of Diazo completed the 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.94.
Sign up begins Monday for the EDS "Road to the Roses Fantasy Challenge," a rotisserie-style fantasy game leading up to the Kentucky Derby.
Fappie's Notebook rallied from far back to edge Twilight Road by a head in Sunday's $100,000 Deputy Minister Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park. On a drying out track labeled good, Irving and Marjorie Cowan's homebred completed the 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:16.19 under Jorge Chavez.
- By Steve Haskin
Early Kentucky Derby favorite Siphonic, who came out of his second-place finish in the Santa Catalina Stakes with a "stiff neck," after stumbling badly at the start, returned to the work tab Sunday, breezing an easy half in :50 2/5 at Hollywood Park.
Amerman Racing Stable's Triple Crown hopeful Siphonic worked four furlongs in an easy :50 3/5 over a fast track at Hollywood Park Sunday, his first morning drill since finishing second after a troubled break in the Santa Catalina S. (gr. II) at Santa Anita on Jan. 19.
New Zealand-bred Sunline earned her 10th career group I win in the seven-furlong Waikato Draught Sprint (NZ-I) at Te Repa Saturday, while improving her record to nine wins from nine starts in her home country.
California breeder/owner Dr. David N. Brown, who bred and raced the stakes-winning half-brothers College Town and Westcot, died Feb. 7 of cancer.
Incoming stallion King Cugat, who is getting ready for the Feb. 11 start at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., will join the 2002 roster at Widden Stud in Australia at a fee of $17,500. including GST.
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