Headlines for Wednesday, March 6, 2002

  • Bridgejumpers Burnt by Love At Noon's Fourth-Place Finish

    Heavy show pool wagering on 2-5 favorite Love At Noon in Santa Anita's feature race Wednesday resulted in exorbitant show payouts for the top three finishers in the six-furlong sprint when Mike Pegram's filly finished off the board.

  • Kentucky-Breds Down 43 Percent So Far

    For the first 64 days of the year, The Jockey Club has reported a significant drop in the number of Kentucky-bred foals. The decline was expected as a direct correlation to mare reproductive loss syndrome.

  • Dollar Bill, makes his first start since the Travers Stakes on Friday.

    Dollar Bill in Friday Allowance at Fair Grounds

    Gary and Mary West's Dollar Bill will make his first start since finishing third behind Point Given and E Dubai in the Travers Stakes (gr. I) last August in a contentious allowance race Friday at Fair Grounds. Also in the field are grade III winners Tahkodha Hills and Connected, as well as listed stakes winner Desert Demon.

  • 'Hot Knee' Sidelines Pelirrojo

    Trainer John Sadler said San Rafael Stakes fifth-place finisher Pelirrojo will miss two to three months of training after coming out of the race with a "hot knee," rendering the 3-year-old son of Flying Continental off the Kentucky Derby trail.

  • Next Stop Oaklawn Park for Graeme Hall

    New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) runner-up Graeme Hall will likely return to the site of his Arkansas Derby (gr. II) victory for his next start, according to trainer Todd Pletcher. Pletcher, though, hopes the 5-year-old son of Dehere can improve upon his fourth-place finish in last year's renewal of the Oaklawn Park Handicap (gr. I).

  • My Brent's Diamond Retired Due to Fracture

    A fractured sesamoid suffered by My Brent's Diamond in a March 1 workout at Fair Grounds will force the retirement of the six-time stakes winner. Louisiana-bred My Brent's Diamond defeated Hallowed Dreams in each of her last two starts.

  • Siphonic, shown winning the Hollywood Futurity, worked seven furlongs Wednesday.

    Siphonic Impresses in San Felipe Work

    Amerman Racing Stable's Siphonic, gearing up for his next start in the March 17 San Felipe S. (gr. II) at Santa Anita, drilled an impressive seven furlongs in 1:24 2/5 over a fast main track at Hollywood Park on Wednesday.

  • Skip Away Handicap winner Sir Bear is pointing toward the Gulfstream Park Handicap.

    Trio Works Toward Gulfstream Park Handicap

    Barbara Smollin's Sir Bear, hero of last year's Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. I) breezed one mile in 1:49 3/5 at Calder Race Course Wednesday in preparation for a defense of that championship.

  • Hal's Hope Fresh for Crème Fraiche

    Rose Family Stable's Hal's Hope, hero of the 2000 Florida Derby (gr. I), remains on target for Sunday's Crème Fraiche Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Harlan's Holiday Works Toward Florida Derby

    With owners Jack and Laurie Wolf looking on, Halran's Holiday breezed five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 at Gulfstream Park on Wednesday as he continued preparations for the March 16, $1-million Florida Derby (gr. I).

  • Baffert Pair Works Toward San Felipe

    Trainer Bob Baffert sent out a pair of 3-year-olds Wednesday morning. Mountain Rage went 1:11 2/5 and Puerto Banus went 1:10 4/5.

  • First Winner for Ghostly Moves

    Graded stakes-placed Ghostly Moves was represented by his first winner when his daughter Secret Moves won at four furlongs in :46.93 at Sunland Park on March 5

  • Here and There

    Bits and pieces from around the industry...

  • Streakin Rob Named Early Queen's Plate Favorite

    Streakin Rob was named the 4-1 Winterbook favorite for the 143rd running of the Queen's Plate. The 1 1/4-mile Queen's Plate, Canada's most famous horse race and North America's oldest continuously run stakes event, is set for Sunday, June 23 at Woodbine.

  • Seattle Slew, has returned to Three Chimneys Farm.

    Seattle Slew Returns to Three Chimneys

    Seattle Slew returned home to Three Chimneys Farm early Wednesday morning, four days after undergoing surgery to fuse the joint between two vertebrae in his neck.

  • Seattle Slew Back at Three Chimneys

    Seattle Slew, who underwent spinal surgery March 2 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington, returned home early this morning to Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.

  • Unbridled Elaine Bred to Rahy

    Roger Devenport's Unbridled Elaine, who won the 2001 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), has been bred to major sire Rahy at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.