Headlines for Friday, May 17, 2002

  • Preakness Weather Forecast: Early Rain

    Rain is expected to drench the Baltimore area early Saturday, but the showers should let up well before the Preakness. As of 7:45 p.m. Friday, the baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Devil Rays has yet to begin due to a rain delay at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in downtown Baltimore.

  • Cannon Bone Fracture Sidelines Lusty Latin

    Lusty Latin, 15th in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), will be sidelined for about three months due to a hairline fracture of a cannon bone, according to trainer Jeff Mullins.

  • Chamrousse, winning the Black Eyed Susan under jockey Jerry Bailey.

    Black-Eyed Susan Race Report: Course Description

    Any trainer will tell you that plotting the course of a developing young Thoroughbred is an important step for success. Trainer Niall O'Callaghan devised such a plan this spring for Chamrousse, and the lightly raced filly did her part by capturing the May 17 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II).

  • Stevens Swaps Agents; Books Future Stakes Mounts

    Jockey Gary Stevens has switched agents again. The Hall of Fame rider who will guide Overbrook Farm's Table Limit in Saturday's Kentucky Derby has hired Craig O'Bryan as his agent.

  • Merry Princess Takes The Very One

    Merry Princess charged to a 1 ¼-length victory in the $75,000 The Very One Stakes at Pimlico on the Black-Eyed Susan undercard. Ridden by Ramon Dominguez, Merry Princess improved over her second-place finish in this race one year ago.

  • Summer Colony, background, won a duel with Dancethruthedawn.

    Summer Colony Heats Up Pimlico Distaff

    Colony survived an eyeball to eyeball run through the Pimlico stretch with Dancethruthedawn to win the $150,000 Pimlico Breeders' Cup Distaff Handicap (gr. III) by a nose, kicking off the stakes action on Black-Eyed Susan day.

  • Real Quiet Lawsuit Dismissed

    A U.S. District Court judge on Thursday ruled to dismiss a fraud and breach of contract suit involving the retirement of 1998 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Real Quiet.

  • Kentucky Derby Winner War Emblem breaks from post position 8 in Saturday's Preakness.

    Steve Haskin's Preakness Report (5/17): War Zone

    A war zone. That's what posts 8 through 12 are going to be in Saturday's Preakness Stakes, as a five-horse stampede is going to come charging out of the gate and down the Pimlico stretch for the first time. And it's all the result of Bob Baffert and Company choosing post 8, resulting in the connections of the other speed horses to all select outside posts.

  • Bob Baffert: "At this point, you have a bunch of trainers trying to psyche each other out."

    Preakness Buzz is All About Pace Scenario

    On the eve of Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I), the buzz around Baltimore's Pimlico Racecourse is which horses will be on the lead or pressing the pace so that War Emblem does not get an uncontested victory as he did in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • Kentucky Clinics Report Slowdown in MRLS Cases

    In a letter to state veterinarians, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture reported that no equines brought to area clinics in a 72-hour period that ended the morning of May 16 had symptoms consistent with mare reproductive loss syndrome.

  • Four Work :10 3/5 For Midlantic Sale

    Two colts and two fillies each worked :10 3/5 in the first under tack show Thursday for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training. The auction will be held May 20-21 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds near Timonium, Md.