Headlines for Friday, April 19, 2002

  • Alex Trebek's Reba's Gold to Try Texas Mile

    Stakes races for $300,000, please. The answer is: Eddie Delahoussaye is travelling to Texas to ride this 5-year-old horse owned by "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek in the Texas Mile? The question: Who is Reba's Gold.

  • Take Charge Lady Breezes Toward Oaks Start

    Select Stable's Take Charge Lady put in a five-furlong breeze at Churchill Downs Friday as she prepares for her engagement in the May 3 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • Keeneland Makes Changes to September Sale Format

    Keeneland is changing the format of the September yearling sale's "selected sessions" so they mirror the July select yearling sale. The sale, which was 13 days last year, also will take a break the Friday of the first week.

  • Perfect Drift Completes Sharp Friday Work

    Stonecrest Farm's Lane's End Spiral Stakes (gr. II) winner Perfect Drift worked six furlongs for trainer Murray Johnson Friday at Churchill Downs' Trackside training center.

  • Actress Ashley Judd (aka Mrs. Dario Franchitti) was a racegoer at Keeneland on Friday, where she talked to jockey Pat Day after his win aboard Stylelistick in the Appalachian Stakes.

    Late-Charging Stylelistick Takes Appalachian Stakes

    Stylelistick reaffirmed how much she loves the Keeneland turf course Friday afternoon by taking the $100,000 Appalachian Stakes with an impressive and commanding late kick. In other news, Saints Cup returns to racing after more than 2 1/2 years and wins big.

  • Friday is Day of Attrition for Big A Jocks

    Friday was a day of attrition in the Aqueduct jocks' room as Aaron Gryder was injured at the starting gate and apprentice Victor Carrero took off after the double complaining of reoccurring ankle pain.

  • New Jersey Horsemen Reach Agreement

    An agreement was reached Friday in New Jersey between Thoroughbred and harness horsemen over racing dates, simulcasting revenue splits, and purses.

  • Prairie Meadows Back to Drawing Board

    Negotiations with horse racing interests at Prairie Meadows will be reopened. Polk County supervisors on April 16 said they fear a proposed lease agreement won't protect taxpayers if profits at the racetrack and casino fail to meet expectations.

  • Magna: More Tracks, Profit-Sharing Plan for Racing

    Look for more of the same from Magna Entertainment, which has built itself into the largest operator of Thoroughbred racetracks in the country, in the next two years. In addition, company chairman Frank Stronach has proposed a plan to split profits from racing.