Headlines for Tuesday, May 7, 2002

  • Danthebluegrassman, still suffering from muscle soreness.

    Danthebluegrassman Won't Go in Lone Star Derby

    Mike Pegram's Danthebluegrassman won't be making the trip to Texas for this Saturday's $500,000 Lone Star Derby (gr. III), trainer Bob Baffert said on Tuesday, because the condition that forced his being scratched from the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) had not improved to the trainer's satisfaction.

  • Danthebluegrassman, now aiming for Saturday's Lone Star Derby.

    Danthebluegrassman Works Toward Lone Star Derby

    Mike Pegram's Danthebluegrassman, a surprise entrant in Saturday's Kentucky Derby who was scratched on the morning of the race because of a muscle problem, showed no ill effects from the problem when he worked a half-mile in :50 3/5 at Churchill Downs on Tuesday.

  • Seattle Slew, last surviving Triple Crown winner who died Tuesday.

    Slew: 'His Influence Will Be Felt By This Breed Forever'

    Trainer Billy Turner said the late Seattle Slew stood alone in comparison to racing's other Triple Crown winners. "He was undefeated. He set track records. He did everything he had to do." Yet Turner said some people resented the horse who won the 1977 Triple Crown, just four years after Secretariat.

  • Westchester Ushers in Belmont Meet

    Belmont Park opens its admission gates for the 55-day Spring/Summer meet on Wednesday when 10 colts and geldings will take the gate for the $100,000 Westchester Handicap (gr. III) going a mile on the dirt.

  • Seattle Slew: A Complete Champion

    Seattle Slew, who celebrated his 102nd stakes winner the day of this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I), was the first horse since Native Dancer in the 1950s to win outright championships at ages two through four.

  • Some Kentucky, Ohio Farms Seeing No Losses

    Reports from Central Kentucky and Ohio note that many farms are seeing no cases of early fetal loss, late-term abortions, or term births of compromised foals.

  • Early Fetal Loss Low; Caterpillars Involved

    According to Dr. Richard Holder, a practitioner with the Lexington, Ky., firm of Hagyard-Davidson-McGee who specializes in mare reproduction and fetal sexing, early fetal loss is occurring this year as it did last year, just at a <i>much<i> lower rate.

  • Tampa Bay Downs Enjoys Record Meet

    Tampa Bay Downs concluded its 76th anniversary season of Thoroughbred racing May 5th with handle its live races from all-sources averaging nearly $2.1 million per day. The previous high was 1.8 million per day during the 1999-2000 season.

  • Our Emblem: Maryland Breeding's Newest Star

    Last fall, E. Allen Murray, and his wife, Audrey, took a chance on purchasing the young Kentucky stallion Our Emblem and standing him at their Murmur Farm near Darlington, Md. All Our Emblem has done since then is have his name thrust into the national spotlight as the sire of Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem and Triple Crown contender Private Emblem.

  • Australian Broodmare Sale Ends With a Record Gross

    William Inglis and Son's Australian broodmare sale concluded at Newmarket Tuesday, with the final session bringing the overall gross revenue to a $26,875,800 (approximately $14,499,494 in U.S. funds), which was the highest total in the histroy of the auction.

  • A photo and flowers, including roses, black-eyed susans, and carnations, adorn the stall door where Seattle Slew resided.

    Superstar Seattle Slew Dead at 28

    Seattle Slew, the only horse to win the Triple Crown while undefeated, died Tuesday morning at Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington.

  • TVG Grants License to America TAB

    Online wagering company America Tab has gained access to many of the country's premier racetracks by entering into a patent and content licensing agreement with the TV Games Network.

  • Saarland, underwent surgery Monday to remove a chip fracture.

    Saarland Undergoes Surgery to Remove Chip

    Saarland, 10th-place finisher as the co-second choice in the Kentucky Derby, underwent surgery Monday to remove a chip fracture from the front of his left front fetlock joint, according to Dr. Larry Bramlage.

  • Steve Haskin's Derby Wrapup...or Post Mortem

    This was certainly not one of the most inspiring Derbys. In addition, we blew it, pure and simple. We were sniffing up the right tree, but lost our scent at the last minute. In the end, however, the best horse did win.

  • Crimson Hero Works Toward Preakness

    Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) runner-up Crimson Hero breezed five furlongs in 1:03 1/2 under exercise rider Jamie Sanders at Churchill Downs on Monday in preparation for the May 18 Preakness Stakes.