Headlines for Monday, May 27, 2002

  • Hollywood Park Race Report: Double A

    Astra ran down Starine in the final strides to win the $500,000 Gamely Breeders' Cup Handicap by a head Monday, two years after the 6-year-old mare won the same race.Both Azeri and Astra win major holiday races for trainer Laura De Seroux and the Allen Paulson Living Trust.

  • Posse Corrals Kentucky Breeders' Cup Field

    Posse, the 4-5 favorite with Donnie Meche up, took the lead on the far turn and drew away for the easy 3 ½-length victory over Del Diablo in Monday's $160,000 grade III Kentucky Breeders' Cup for 2-year-olds at Churchill Downs.

  • Shibboleth Zips to Victory in Jaipur Handicap

    Juddmonte Farms homebred Shibboleth jumped out to an early lead from the far outside post position under Jerry Bailey and never looked back en route to a two-length victory in Monday's Jaipur Handicap (gr. III) at Belmont Park.

  • Perfect Drift, winning the Spiral Stakes earlier this year.

    Perfect Drift in Sharp Work for Belmont

    Perfect Drift, third in the Kentucky Derby, worked six furlongs in 1:12 4/5 at the Trackside training center near Churchill Downs Monday. Trainer Murray Johnson caught the son of Dynaformer galloping out the seven furlongs in 1:26 2/5.

  • Fairplex at Santa Anita Meet Draws Opposition

    The proposed transfer of Los Angeles County Fair racing dates from Fairplex to Santa Anita Park has drawn immediate opposition from another tenant of Santa Anita, the Oak Tree Racing Association, as well as others.

  • Sunday Silence Withdrawn from Stud Duty

    Japanese stallion Sunday Silence is suffering from phlegmone (an infection caused by bacteria) in his right front leg and is undergoing treatment, according to a Japanese source.

  • Grade II Winner Tychonic Sires First Winner

    Grade II winner Tychonic was represented by his first winner when his daughter, Tychonic Lady, won May 26 at Stampede Park by 4 1/4 lengths as a homebred for Walsh W Bar Ranch.