Headlines for Thursday, May 30, 2002

  • Sweetest Thing, shown winning the the Bewitch Stakes, will face Critical Eye in Saturday's Sheepshead Bay.

    Critical Eye Attempts Dirt-Turf Repeat in Sheepshead Bay

    Herbert and Carol Schwartz's Critical Eye is entered in the $150,000 1 3/8-mile Sheepshead Bay Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Belmont Park inner turf course Saturday. The 5-year-old Dynaformer mare won last year's renewal of the race, which was switched off the turf and run on a muddy main track.

  • Joe Bravo Breaks Wrist in Monmouth Spill

    Joe Bravo, leading rider of the Monmouth Park meet, suffered a broken left wrist Thursday after being thrown from his mount, Oh My Pretty Halo, in the seventh race. He was taken to Monmouth Medical Center, where he'll undergo further examination.

  • Congaree Will Go in Either Foster, Californian

    Stonerside Stable's Congaree will be nominated to both the $750,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs and the $500,000 Californian (gr. II) at Hollywood Park, according to trainer Bob Baffert. Both races are slated for June 15.

  • Baffert to Alberts: Just Have Fun

    Bob Baffert, trainer of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem, said on a national teleconference Thursday he is going to try to enjoy his third attempt at a Triple Crown sweep, and advised Magic Weisner's trainer Nancy Alberts to do the same.

  • NTRA Charities to Disperse Heroes Fund Money

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association will disburse an additional $350,000 from the NTRA Charities-New York Heroes Fund, including $250,000 to the Silver Shield Foundation on Belmont Stakes Day June 8.

  • Our Emblem Price Tag: $10.1-Million

    The price that WinStar Farms and Taylor Made Farm paid for Our Emblem, the sire of Triple Crown hopeful War Emblem, was $10.1-million, according to WinStar president Doug Cauthen.

  • 1943 Triple Crown winner Count Fleet takes the Kentucky Derby with style.

    Triple Crown Heroes: Count Fleet

    In the sixth of 11 installments on previous Triple Crown winners, here is an excerpt from The Blood-Horse of Issue of June 12, 1943 on Count Fleet winning the Belmont Stakes to complete the Triple Crown.