Headlines for Thursday, May 16, 2002

  • Zito Looks for Encore with Quatorze

    Having won the 1996 Preakness with Louis Quatorze, trainer Nick Zito is looking for another big payday with a daughter of the renowned horse. Aly Quatorze, who won twice at Gulfstream this winter, will take on favored Chamrousse in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) on Friday.

  • Unshaded (left), with Shane Sellers in the irons, wins the Travers Stakes over Albert the Great (right).

    Travers Winner Unshaded Entered at Churchill Saturday

    Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Unshaded kicked off his 4-year-old campaign with a victory over Da Devil in a Churchill Downs allowance race on May 17 last year. Trainer Carl Nafzger now brings him back to begin his 5-year-old season a year and a day later in a optional claiming/allowance race at Churchill.

  • Curribot Euthanized at Age 25

    New Mexico racing star Curribot, who raced from ages three through 14, was euthanized May 15 at Clements Ranch near Macintosh, N.M., because of the infirmities of old age.

  • Breeds Share Spotlight at New Jersey Track

    Thoroughbred and Standardbred interests have been bickering for years in New Jersey. But on May 15, the two breeds shared the stage at Meadowlands in a successful promotion.

  • Seven Other Stakes on Preakness Day Card

    The Preakness (gr. I) may be the highlight Saturday of Maryland's biggest annual day of racing, but there are seven other races on the card including four graded stakes.

  • Johannesburg the 2001 champion begins his sprint career in the July Cup.

    O'Brien Keeps 13 Entered for July Cup

    Aidan O'Brien has entered 13 horses, including his two classic winners so far this season, Rock Of Gibraltar and Landseer, for Europe's premier sprint, the Darley July Cup (Eng-I) at Newmarket on July 11. He has also entered the horse considered by most to be an unlucky loser of the Sagitta 2000 Guineas, Hawk Wing.

  • Raging Fever, Victory Ride in Shuvee

    Star fillies Raging Fever and Victory Ride will clash in the Shuvee<br>(gr.II) at a distance of one mile in Saturday's feature race at Belmont Park.

  • Medaglia d'Oro Sizzles at Belmont Park; Others on Track at Pimlico

    With Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey aboard, Preakness Stakes favorite Medaglia d'Oro sizzled three furlongs in :35 at New York's Belmont Park as he prepared for Saturday's second leg of the Triple Crown at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • AGA Endorses Gambling-Reform Bill; Markup Continues

    The American Gaming Association has endorsed the "Combating Illegal Gambling Reform and Modernization Act" because its sponsor, Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, made changes at the organization's request.

  • Millionaire Spain Bred to Storm Cat

    Millionaire Spain, who won the May 3 Louisville Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II), was bred May 15 to leading sire Storm Cat at William T. Young's Overbrook Farm near Lexington.

  • Millionaire Spain Bred to Storm Cat

    Millionaire Spain, who won the May 3 Louisville Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II), was bred May 15 to leading sire Storm Cat at William T. Young's Overbrook Farm near Lexington.

  • Coronado's Quest's First Winner

    Millionaire Coronado's Quest was represented by his first winner when his daughter La Violette won May 15 at Belmont Park in her first start.