Headlines for Sunday, April 7, 2002

  • Officer crosses the finish line first in the Zany Tactics Stakes.

    Zany Tactics Winner Officer Might Try Lexington Stakes

    Following Officer's six-length romp in the restricted Zany Tactics Stakes at Santa Anita Sunday, trainer Bob Baffert is considering the 1 1/16-mile Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland for the colt's next start.

  • Harlan's Holiday Favored in Derby Future Wager

    Harlan's Holiday closed as the 7-1 favorite in pool three of the Kentucky Derby future wager which closed at 5:30 (EDT) Sunday. Johannesburg, who suffered his first career defeat in Ireland Sunday, was next at 8-1, just ahead of Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Came Home.

  • Derby Starter Not Likely to Come From Aventura Field

    A day after Marasca upset Equality in the inaugural running of the $250,000 Aventura Stakes the connections of those horses said the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) is not on their respective agendas.

  • Take Charge Lady, winning the grade I Ashland.

    Take Charge Lady Probably Still Headed For Oaks

    Even though Take Charge Lady was an impressive winner in the Ashland Stakes (gr. I) on Saturday at Keeneland, she probably will still run in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) instead of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). But trainer Kenny McPeek, interviewed on Sunday morning, did not completely rule out a Derby start.

  • Rebelline, on the rail, caught Johannesburg, in striped cap, to win the Gladness Stakes.

    Johannesburg Upset By Filly in Gladness Stakes

    Champion and Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Johannesburg suffered a shock defeat on his seasonal debut at The Curragh on Sunday, which must throw a serious doubt over his participation in the Kentucky Derby.

  • Galileo's Full Brother Earns Maiden Win at the Curragh

    Two races before stablemate Johannesburg's second-place run in the Gladness Stakes at the Curragh Sunday, Galileo's full brother Black Sam Bellamy won a 1 1/4-mile maiden race, according to <i>Racing Post</i>.