Headlines for Friday, April 26, 2002

  • It's A Giggle Surges to Two-Length Royal Chase Victory

    Pacesetter Al Skywalker and It's A Giggle sprinted away from the field in the stretch before It's A Giggle surged ahead to notch a two-length win in the $169,958 Royal Chase for the Sport of Kings Stakes (NSA-I) at Keeneland Friday.

  • Mitchell Pointing Caughnawaga to Met Mile

    Trainer Philip Mitchell, who brought Running Stag to America on repeated occasions, is planning to run French-bred 4-year-old Caughnawaga in this year's renewal of the Metropolitan Handicap on May 27 at Belmont Park.

  • U S S Tinosa Works at Bay Meadows

    Sham Stakes winner U S S Tinosa worked six furlongs in 1:14 3/5 at Bay Meadows Friday and will ship to Louisville Saturday ahead of a possible start in the Kentucky Derby.

  • War Emblem's Half-Sister Faces Six in Sixty Sails Handicap

    Illinois Derby (gr. II) winner War Emblem's half-sister Pretty Gale returns from a front-running win in the listed Lady Hallie Handicap two weeks ago to attempt her first graded stakes in Sunday's $300,000 Sixty Sails Handicap at Sportsman's Park.

  • Applicants for Proposed New Mexico Track Wait

    The New Mexico Racing Commission is expected to make a final decision within 60 days on awarding a license for racetrack and casino in Hobbs near the Texas border.

  • Godolphin Down to One Filly for One Thousand Guineas

    Silent Honor has been withdrawn from the Sagitta One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) due to an entrapped epiglottis discovered after a Friday morning work at Al Quoz. With Silent Honor out, Godolphin has only Kazzia in the first classic race of the season for fillies.

  • No Kentucky Derby for Kinane, Appeal Denied

    Irish jockey Michael Kinane won't ride Johannesburg in the Kentucky Derby after losing his appeal Friday against a seven-day racing ban. <br>The Jockey Club's Disciplinary Committee upheld the suspension given to Kinane for "irresponsible riding" on Sahara Desert during the Boadicea Conditions Stakes at Newmarket on April 18.

  • Take Charge Lady had her final workout for the Kentucky Oaks on Friday.

    Take Charge Lady Turns in Final Oaks Work

    Ashland Stakes (gr. I) winner Take Charge Lady turned in her final workout in preparation for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) when she worked five-eighths of a mile in :59 3/5 at Churchill Downs on Friday morning.

  • Louisiana Downs, Evangeline Projects Progress

    A development group that wants to purchase Louisiana Downs in Bossier City hopes to close on the deal by July and spend $150 million renovating and expanding the facility. Meanwhile, progress has been reported on plans for the new Evangeline Downs.

  • Full Sister to Monarchos Born

    A full sister to Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos (by Maria's Mon) was foaled April 25 at Jim Squires' Two Bucks Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • Swiss Yodeler's First Winner

    The first winner for grade I winner Swiss Yodeler is the filly Singing Swiss, who won at 4 1/2 furlongs in :53.10 April 25 at Hollywood Park.