Headlines for Sunday, May 5, 2002

  • Fresh Horses Expected in Second Leg of Triple Crown

    With only the top two Kentucky Derby finishers and fourth-place Medaglia d'Oro confirmed for the Preakness (gr. I), a crowd of new shooters are expected for the second leg of the Triple Crown.

  • Clement Trainees Sweep Aqueduct's Closing Weekend Stakes

    Voodoo Dancer beat Golden Corona by 2 3/4 lengths in the $113,2000 Beaugay Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Aqueduct on Sunday, giving trainer Christophe Clement a sweep of the two graded stakes races run at Aqueduct this weekend.

  • Frankel Pointing Medaglia d'Oro to Preakness

    Trainer Robert Frankel made it perfectly clear the morning after the Kentucky Derby what his plans are for Medaglia d'Oro, who finished fourth with a troubled trip, eight lengths behind the victorious War Emblem. "I'm going to win the Preakness with him," Frankel said.

  • Coolmore Horses Fly Back to Ireland

    Johannesburg and Castle Gandolfo, the respective eighth- and 12th-place finishers in Saturday's Kentucky Derby, left Churchill Downs early Sunday morning to be flown back to Ireland.

  • Kazzia Wins 1,000 Guineas for Godolphin

    Godolphin's German-bred Kazzia resisted a late challenge from 28-1 longshot Snowfire to win Sunday's Sagitta One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) by a neck at Newmarket.

  • Derby Wagering Establishes North American Record

    Although totals are not complete, wagering on the 2002 Kentucky Derby will establish betting records for both the race and the overall Derby Day card. A total of $79,094,806 was wagered on the Kentucky Derby, with overall betting on the entire 11-race card at<br>$123,315,302.