Headlines for Monday, April 1, 2002

  • Flute was almost denied entry into last year's Kentucky Oaks, which she won.

    Graded Earnings to be Used for Oaks Eligibility

    Churchill Downs has changed the conditions of the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) to give preference to 3-year-old fillies with the highest lifetime earnings in graded stakes. Previously, when the race was oversubscribed, preference was given to fillies with the highest career earnings regardless of whether races were graded.

  • Names in the News

    Spring meet winners from Sam Houston, Maryland racing shifts to Pimlico, Eddie Perez' After the Races holds benefit for Roy Houghton.

  • Champion Johannesburg, who makes his 2002 debut Saturday.

    Johannesburg to Face 16 in Fosters-International

    Johannesburg will not be lacking for company in Saturday's Fosters-International Trial Stakes on the all-weather track at Lingfield, England. Seventeen 3-year-olds, including seven trained by Aidan O'Brien, have been entered for the one-mile race,.

  • State Questions Gulfstream-Pompano Simulcasts

    A week-old agreement between Gulfstream Park and neighboring Standardbred track Pompano Park to exchange simulcast signals may be imperiled by the opinion of the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering that such an agreement violates state law.