Headlines for Thursday, March 14, 2002

  • Oaklawn Park Raises Purses a Third Time

    As Oaklawn Park prepares to enter the heart of its winter-spring season, the Hot Springs, Ark., racetrack announced a third purse increase, effective March 16.

  • NTRA Board Approves 2002 Budget of $59.3 Million

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association's board of directors approved a combined NTRA/Breeders' Cup operating budget of $59.3 million for 2002 during a regularly scheduled meeting at Gulfstream Park in Florida on Thursday.

  • Hallowed Dreams will miss her scheduled start in the Victoria Lass due to a slight case of colic.

    Hallowed Dreams Out of Victoria Lass Due to Sickness

    Hallowed Dreams was withdrawn from Saturday's $125,000 Victoria Lass Handicap Saturday at Fair Grounds due to illness. Trainer Lloyd Romero pulled her name from the field Thursday when entries were pulled.

  • Descapate Tough Chalk in Oaklawn B.C.

    Trainer Steve Asmussen will saddle the favorite, Descapate, in Saturday's $100,000 Oaklawn Breeders' Cup Handicap at Oaklawn Park, which serves as a major prep for fillies and mares pointing toward the 1 1/16 mile Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) on April 6.

  • Crafty Shaw Shoots for Fifth Straight in Razorback

    Crafty Shaw looks to keep the winning ball rolling with a victory in Saturday's $100,000 Razorback Handicap (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park, but he will face a tough challenge from defending champion Mr Ross.

  • Poker Handicap winner Affirmed Success faces Wrangler in the Toboggan Handicap.

    Affirmed Success and Wrangler to Tangle in Toboggan

    When Affirmed Success and Wrangler hook up in Saturday's $100,000 Toboggan Handicap at Aqueduct, it will be under equal conditions. As likely co-favorites, the pair will carry 119 pounds over the seven-furlong distance.

  • Bunk N Ted Faces Tough Field in Tampa Bay Derby

    Sunday's $200,000 Tampa Bay Derby drew a competitive field of 10, with Sam F. Davis winner Bunk N Ted taking on Hutcheson winner Showmeitall, Tropical Park Derby winner Political Attack, Sam Davis runner-up Tails of the Crypt, as well as several up-and-comers on the 3-year-old scene.

  • Request For Parole Completes Final Spiral Workout

    Request For Parole, the likely favorite for the March 23 Lane's End Spiral Stakes (gr. III) at Turfway Park posted his final major workout Thursday, breezing six furlongs in 1:14 3/5 and galloping out seven furlongs in 1:26 over a fast track.

  • Champion Tempera, shown winning the 2001 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, finished second in her 2001 debut at Nad al Sheba Thursday.

    Maria's Mon Filly Posts Upset Over Champion Tempera

    Godolphin Racing's Tempera, the North American champion 2-year-old filly last year, finished a well-beaten second to stablemate Infinite Spirit in the $250,000 UAE One Thousand Guineas at Nad al Sheba Racecourse Thursday night.

  • TOBA Part of New International Owners Association

    A new global association hopes to serve as an advocate for racehorse owners, and among its goals are standardization of veterinary procedures in all member countries and acceptance of a code of conduct for industry professionals.

  • Management Shakeup at Youbet.com

    Youbet.com co-founder David Marshall is investing $750,000 in the online pari-mutuel wagering service and assuming the positions of chairman and chief executive officer.

  • Here and There

    Bits and pieces from around the industry...

  • Therapeutic Medications in Spotlight Once Again

    As the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Racing Integrity and Drug Testing Task Force prepared to release the results of round two of its super-testing program, the University of Florida appropriately kicked off its first Equine Medical Symposium March 14 with discussion on some therapeutic medications.

  • Invisible Ink Second in 4-year-old Debut

    Invisible Ink finished a good second in his 4-year-old debut, rallying to finish 4 3/4 lengths behind He's a Knockout in a $40,000 allowance race at Gulfstream Park on Wednesday.

  • Grindstone Filly Tops Louisiana Juvenile Auction

    Bridlestone, a filly by 1996 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Grindstone, brought the top price of $32,000 at the Fair Grounds Sales Co.'s select juvenile auction on Tuesday at the Fair Grounds in Louisiana.