Headlines for Thursday, April 11, 2002

  • Two-Day Pick Six Carryover at Santa Anita

    With Santa Anita switching to twilight racing on Friday and a two-day pick six carryover of $462,042 heading into the card, handicappers will have a couple of extra hours to contemplate their wagers.

  • Godolphin Juveniles Arrive in Southern California

    This year's mass invasion of Godolphin-owned 2-year-olds is now complete, American-based trainer Eoin Harty said Thursday. A total of 52 juveniles are now in California, with roughly half currently stabled at Fairplex Park and the others still in quarantine at Hollywood Park.

  • First Winner for Distorted Humor

    First crop sire Distorted Humor was represented by his first winner as a sire when his first starter, Awesome Humor, went wire-to-wire to earn a neck-length win in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden race at Keeneland Thursday.

  • Nine More Entered for Epsom Derby; Right Approach May Prep at Sandown

    Naheef, a recent winner of a Godolphin private trial race, was among nine horses added to the Vodafone Epsom Derby (Eng-I) at the second entry stage. In other Derby news, Sir Michael Stoute-trained Right Approach may make his 3-year-old debut April 27 at Sandown Park in the cantorindex.com Classic Trial.

  • Tates Creek hit the finish line a head in front of Snow Dance.

    Tates Creek Wins Duel With Snow Dance

    Juddmonte Farms' homebred Tates Creek won a stretch duel with Snow Dance as the 4-year-old daughter of Rahy posted a facile head victory in Thursday's Jenny Wiley Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland.

  • TVG To Launch Quarter Horse Show

    On Saturday, TVG will unveil a new show devoted to Quarter Horse racing.Called "The Quarters," it will feature on-site production from Los Alamitos Racecourse in Cypress, California, and run from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. (ET) on Thursday through Saturday and 9 p.m. to<br>midnight (ET) on Sunday each week.

  • Snow Ridge Draws Seven For Carter

    Snow Ridge, unbeaten in three starts in 2002, drew post seven as the 120 pound highweight in the 11-horse Carter Handicap (gr. I) field at Aqueduct Saturday.

  • War Emblem, shown winning the Illinois Derby, has been sold and will be trained by Bob Baffert.

    War Emblem Sold; Leaves For Baffert Barn Friday

    Trainer Frank Springer spent his final day with War Emblem Thursday, as the son of Our Emblem will be transferred to Bob Baffert's barn at Churchill Downs Friday barring anything unforeseen happening to stop the sale of the colt to The Thoroughbred Corp.

  • Harlan's Holiday Leads Workouts

    Several key players in this weekend's Triple Crown prep races had workouts Thursday morning. On Saturday, the Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) will be run in Kentucky at Keeneland, the Wood Memorial (gr. I) will be contested at Aqueduct in New York, and the Arkansas Derby (gr. I) will close out the meet at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas.

  • Schaap to Deliver Sports Journalism Seminar Keynote

    ESPN correspondent Jeremy Schaap, who went head-to-head with former Indiana University men's basketball coach Bob Knight in one of the most-watched television interviews of the decade, will<br>deliver the keynote address at Churchill Downs' annual Collegiate Sports Journalism Seminar.

  • NBC to Telecast Blue Grass Live

    NBC Sports kicks off coverage of horseracing's 3-year-old picture Saturday with a 90-minute telecast of "NTRA's Road to the Kentucky Derby." The show will air from 4:30-6 p.m. (ET) and will feature live coverage of the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) from Keeneland.

  • Val Royal, winning the Breeders&#39; Cup Mile.

    Breeders' Cup Winner Val Royal Retired

    David Milch's Val Royal, winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), has been retired because of a recurrence of a tendon injury.