Headlines for Tuesday, May 28, 2002

  • Laffit Pincay Jr. heads jockey competition invitees.

    Pincay Tops Invitees to Jockey Championship

    An elite cast of the nation's best jockeys, led by horse racing's all-time win leader Laffit Pincay Jr., will meet again next month in North Texas for the popular NTRA All-Star Jockey Championship at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie.

  • Hope Remains for Detroit Area Thoroughbred Track

    Michigan's racing commissioner said her office continues to field inquiries from companies interested in operating a Thoroughbred track in the Detroit metropolitan area, something horsemen believe is a key to any future growth for the sport.

  • Illinois Derby Bonus Distribution Still Up in the Air

    Sportsman's Park officials expect soon to receive the $1-million payout War Emblem earned for winning both the Illinois Derby (gr. II) and the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). They also hope to learn who will receive the bonus.

  • Simulcasting Helps Stabilize Turf Paradise Numbers

    Growth in simulcast wagering helped stabilize Turf Paradise's average daily handle and attendance even though the Phoenix area racetrack ran two more days than it did during its 2000-01 meet.

  • Darby Dan Farm stallion Meadowlake, whose dam died May 23.

    Meadowlake's Dam, Suspicious Native, Dead

    Suspicious Native, whose unbeaten son Meadowlake is the sire of champion Meadow Star and 46 other stakes winners, died May 23 at Robert Courtney's Crestfield Farm near Lexington.

  • Belmont Buzz in the Air as Triple Crown Bid Nears

    Even as activities proceeded as usual at Belmont Park, the unmistakable buzz in the air continued to grow. It comes around only when a 3-year old has a shot to win the Triple Crown.