Headlines for Wednesday, April 10, 2002

  • Victory Ride, winning Wednesday's Madison Stakes at Keeneland.

    Victory Ride Takes Inaugural Madison Stakes

    Victory Ride, making her first start since winning last summer's Test Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, cruised a one-length win in the inaugural $100,000 Madison Stakes at Keeneland Wednesday.

  • Golden Gate Equine Hospital Gets Go-Ahead

    Construction on a 3,600-square-foot equine medical facility at Golden Gate Fields can finally begin. The project was approved April 9 by the planning commission in Albany, Calif., where the track is located.

  • Breeders' Cup Sprint Sponsor Discontinues Operations

    Penske Auto Centers, which sponsored the $1-million Breeders' Cup Sprint and a series of prep races last year, announced April 6 it has discontinued operations of all of its automotive service centers. The company, part of the Penske group, operated service centers at Kmart stores in 44 states.

  • Barretts May Sale Will Offer 440 Lots

    The catalogue for Barretts' May sale of 2-year-olds in training will have 440 lots, an increase of the 44.3% from the 305 catalogued in 2001.

  • Here and There

    Bits and pieces from around the industry...

  • Racing on Television

    As the road to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) gets shorter, the telecasts of premier 3-year-old Thoroughbred racing heats up in prep races televised on "Citgo Racing to the Kentucky Derby," the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA)-produced series on the ESPN networks.

  • Two Undefeated Fillies in Fantasy

    A pair of undefeated fillies leads the field of seven in Friday's $200,000 Fantasy Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park. The Fantasy goes 1 1/16 miles for 3-year-old fillies with a 6:05 p.m. (CST) post.

  • NTRA Works to Eliminate Withholding Provision

    National Thoroughbred Racing Association officials met with President Bush's legislative team and key members of Congress the week of April 8 in an effort to promote legislation to eliminate the 30% withholding on foreign wagers into United States pari-mutuel pools.