Headlines for Friday, May 31, 2002

  • Castle Gandolfo, Galileo Sibling Entered in Sunday's French Derby

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien entered four horses to run in Sunday's Prix du Jockey Club -- French Derby (Fr-I) at Chantilly, including Kentucky Derby (gr. I) participant Castle Gandolfo and Black Sam Bellamy, a full brother of Epsom and Irish Derby winner Galileo.

  • CHRB Fines Two Trainers for Del Mar Positives

    Trainers Ben Cecil and Howard Zucker were slapped with fines by the California Horse Racing Board for positive drug tests produced from races at Del Mar last summer, it was announced May 30.

  • Assault begins his "assault" on the 1946 Triple Crown with a decisive victory in the Kentucky Derby.

    Triple Crown Heroes: Assault

    In the seventh of 11 installments on previous Triple Crown winners, here is an excerpt from The Blood-Horse issue of June 8, 1946 on Assault winning the Belmont Stakes to complete the Triple Crown.

  • Belmont Box Part of Belmont Ball Auction

    A clubhouse box with six seats on the finish line will be auctioned off at the annual Belmont Ball Thursday, June 6 at Belmont Park. The ball will feature a live auction with eight other items. Proceeds<br>from the event will benefit the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.

  • Steeplechase Triple Crown Third Leg June 6

    McDynamo and Anofferucantrefuse, winners of the first two legs of the Steeplechase Triple Crown, head the nomination list for the $100,000 Meadow Brook Stakes (NSA-I), to be run Thursday, June 6 at Belmont Park.

  • Look Like Baffert, Win Cash

    Oaklawn Park is holding a Bob Baffert look-alike contest as part of its Belmont Stakes (gr. I) festivities.

  • Hey, Hey, He's the Spokesman for Colonial Downs

    Davy Jones, a Thoroughbred owner and former teen idol from the 1960's television classic "The Monkees," is the official spokesman for Colonial Downs in Virginia this season.

  • Ohio Racetrack Gaming: Only a Matter of Time?

    The Ohio Senate May 30 concurred with House changes and approved a $1.17-billion budget bill that has no provisions for video lottery terminals at the state's seven racetracks. However, supporters of legislation to legalize VLTs are still confident the proposal will pass in the future.