Headlines for Wednesday, March 20, 2002

  • Pedroza Sweeps First Half of Santa Anita Card

    Jockey Martin Pedroza won each of the first four races of Wednesday's eight-race program at Santa Anita and just missed adding a fifth when beaten by a nose in the sixth race.

  • Jeremiah Jack Returns in Rebel Stakes

    Jeremiah Jack is slated to make his first start since undergoing surgery to correct a breathing problem in Saturday's $100,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park.

  • A P Valentine's Granddam, Voo Doo Dance, Dead

    Voo Doo Dance, second dam of grade I winner A P Valentine, was euthanized March 10 because of complications from foaling a Sky Classic colt the day before for James Moran

  • National HBPA Wants 'Fairness,' 'Mutual Respect'

    In a statement released March 20 in response to an ongoing situation involving Tampa Bay Downs, National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association president John Roark said the relationship between horsemen and racetrack management must be based on "fairness, mutual respect, and a desire to work toward common goals."

  • Buddha, winning the Wood Memorial.



  • Blue Grass Lures 102 Nominees

    Almost every leading contender for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) is among the 102 3-year-olds nominated to the 78th running of the $750,000Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) to be run on Saturday, April 13 during Keeneland's spring meeting.

  • This son of Phone Trick was sold for $400,000 at the OBSC March sale.

    Phone Trick Colt Brings $400,000 at OBSC Sale

    A juvenile son of Phone Trick was purchased by Canadian veterinarian Robert McMartin on behalf of Eugene Melnyk for $400,000 to top Wednesday's second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March select juvenile auction.

  • Rain Keeps Spiral Hopefuls Off the Track

    Three days of heavy rain in Kentucky forced Turfway Park to close the track to training Wednesday morning, keeping two local contenders for the Lane's End Spiral Stakes (gr. II) under the shedrow.

  • It's Over: A P Valentine Retired From Stud Duty

    A P Valentine, who began his stallion career at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., with plenty of fanfare, has been taken out of stallion service because of fertility problems.

  • Mongoose, Sir Bear Drill

    Donn Handicap (gr. I) winner Mongoose and Skip Away Handicap (gr. III) winner Sir Bear were both active during Gulfstream's two dark days following Florida Derby weekend.

  • Dubai World Cup to Air on TVG

    TVG has announced it would offer exclusive live U.S. television coverage as well as in-home wagering on the $6-million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) from Nad Al Sheba Racecourse in Dubai, U.A.E. on Saturday.

  • Sen. Larkin Jr. Keynote Speaker at N.Y. Gaming Summit

    New York State Sen. William J. Larkin Jr., who played a key role in the passage of legislation mandating the expansion of gaming in New York, will present the keynote address at next month's New York Gaming Summit.

  • McPeek Sizes Up the Competition in Dubai

    Trainer Ken McPeek has jetted all the way to Dubai, where he will be able to evaluate the competition from Godolphin Racing while enjoying a holiday off the Derby trail.

  • Coolmore stallion Danehill, closing in on Mr. Prospector in number of stakes winners sired.

    Danehill Closing in on Mr. Prospector

    Irish stallion Danehill, who stands at Coolmore Stud, keeps getting closer to deceased stallion Mr. Prospector by number of stakes winner.

  • Delta Downs Slots Bring In $1.4M for Purses in 16 Days

    Louisiana's first "racino" at Delta Downs generated nearly $8 million in revenue in just 16 days of operation in February, and attracted more than 134,000 patrons, according to state police figures released March 20 at the Louisiana Gaming Control Board meeting.