Headlines for Thursday, April 25, 2002

  • McCarron Attempts Sixth Straight Hawthorne Win Saturday

    Jockey Chris McCarron will attempt to win the $100,000 Hawthorne Handicap (gr. III) for a sixth consecutive renewal on Saturday at Hollywood Park. McCarron will guide co-favored Ask Me No Secrets in the 1 1/16-mile main track feature for fillies and mares.

  • Gross and Average Decline at OBS Spring Juvenile Auction

    Business slumped at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's spring sale of 2-year-olds in training, which ended its four-day run on Thursday. Compared to a year ago, the gross revenue and average price for the Central Florida auction declined by 15.1% and 13.6%, respectively.

  • Sweetest Thing leads the field home in the Bewitch Stakes.

    Sweetest Thing and Guidry Bewitch Keeneland

    Reserved near the back of the nine-horse field early, Sweetest Thing and Mark Guidry charged from between horses down the stretch to win the 12-furlong $100,000 Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland Thursday.

  • Sharp Performance Holds Down the Fort

    Sharp Performance will make his belated debut as a four-year-old in Saturday's Fort Marcy (gr. III) at a mile-and-a-sixteenth on the turf.

  • Royal Chase Jump Starts Keeneland's Final Day

    What do you get when you mix a Breeders1 Cup winner, a Saratoga Grade I winner, a speedy California-bred with a Grade I win, an Eclipse Award finalist and a champion? A steeplechase race at Keeneland.

  • Special Pimlico Pick 4 Returns

    The Maryland Jockey Club will offer guaranteed minimum gross pools on its popular Pick 4 on Black-Eyed Susan and Preakness Days, May 17-18.

  • Woodbine Joins NTRA

    Woodbine, in suburban Toronto, has joined the National Thoroughbred Racing Association NTRA, it was announced Thursday.

  • Lake Lady will get a break from competition.

    Lake Lady Out of Oaks; To Get Break

    Although she has no apparent injury, Lake Lady has been removed from consideration for the Kentucky Oaks and will be given a break from competition, according to trainer Steve Asmussen.

  • John Mabee

    California Breeder-Owner John Mabee Dead at 80

    John C. Mabee, who parlayed a corner grocery store into one of the country's most prominent breeding and racing operations, died April 24 at the Casa Palmera Care Center in Del Mar, less than a week after suffering a major stroke. He was 80.

  • NTRA to Team with Don Imus on Triple Crown Promotion

    The Triple Crown will gain additional exposure this year as a result of a promotion involving the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and the popular "Imus in the Morning" syndicated radio program hosted by Don Imus.

  • Request for Parole turned in his final workout before the Kentucky Derby.

    A Cool Day at Churchill; Two Derby Contenders Work

    On a cool, windy morning that the horses seemed to like more than the people on the backside of Churchill Downs, Kentucky Derby contenders Essence of Dubai and Request for Parole were the only two classic hopefuls working out.

  • National HBPA to Probe Potential Conflicts of Interest

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has appointed a task force that will, among other things, investigate what it believes might be potential conflicts of interest by prior officers and representatives from 1999 to 2001.

  • Kentucky Champions Honored

    Prince Ahmed Salman, who won two-thirds of the 2001 Triple Crown with subsequent Horse of the Year Point Given, registered a hat trick at the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders luncheon scheduled for April 24 at Keeneland.