Headlines for Wednesday, March 27, 2002

  • Youbet.com Management Outlines New Focus

    A founder of Youbet.com who recently rejoined the pari-mutuel wagering network says the company's new management team is focusing on marketing, cooperative efforts with racetracks, and raising capital.

  • Mayakovsky Drills Five Furlongs, Now '50-50' for Santa Anita Derby

    Michael Tabor's Gotham Stakes (gr. III) winner Mayakovsky drilled five furlongs in :58 3/5 at Santa Anita Wednesday and is now under consideration for the Santa Anita Derby. Trainer Bobby Frankel may run turf stakes winner Royal Gem in the 1 1/8-mile Kentucky Derby prep.

  • Details Released of Exercise Rider Death

    The Maryland Jockey Club revealed Wednesday details of the accident to an exercise rider who was killed Tuesday morning during training at Pimlico Race Course near Baltimore.

  • Harlan's Holiday Breezes at Gulfstream

    Starlight Stable's Harlan's Holiday worked Wednesday morning for the first time since winning the $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I). The Ken McPeek-trained son of Harlan breezed five furlongs in 1:03 2/5 under Edgar Prado.

  • Sunday Break, winning an allowance race at Aqueduct Wednesday.

    Sunday Break Weaves, but Wins

    Sunday Break overcame an erratic stretch drive to win for the third straight time, taking a 1 1/8-mile, money allowance race at Aqueduct Wednesday. The victory keeps the Japanese-bred son of Forty Niner on target for the April 13 Wood Memorial (gr. I), and a possible stop at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) on May 4.

  • Plans Being Made For Johannesburg's Derby Prep

    The new race at England's Lingfield Park in which champion Johannesburg will have his lone Kentucky Derby prep on April 6 will be sponsored by Australian brewer Foster's.

  • TVG Announces Handicapping Game

    TVG announced the launch of Exactamundo, a handicapping game that rewards TVG account holders for selecting the correct exacta in TVG's weekly Saturday Spotlight Race.

  • 1998 Horse of the Year Skip Away, whose dam, Ingot Way, died March 27.

    Ingot Way, Skip Away's Dam, Dead

    Summer Wind Farm's Ingot Way, whose son Skip Away was Horse of the Year in 1998, was euthanized the morning of March 27 after giving birth to an Awesome Again colt.

  • Tout Charmant, Stonerside mare will be bred to Storm Cat.

    Tout Charmant Retired; Going to Storm Cat

    Tout Charmant, a millionaire for Robert and Janice McNair's Stonerside Stable, arrived at the Paris, Ky., nursery March 26 and is booked to Storm Cat.