Headlines for Thursday, May 9, 2002

  • Flying Dash Highlights Hawthorne Derby Lineup

    Fusao Sekiguchi's Flying Dash was installed as the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the $250,000 Hawthorne Derby (gr. IIIT), the 1 1/8-mile turf feature Saturday at Hawthorne.

  • Steve Haskin's Preakness Report (5/9): War Games

    Let the games begin. The rules are simple: you start off by moving the War Emblem piece up two spaces. Then, each person takes his turn rolling the dice. The object of the game is simple: pass the War Emblem piece and reach the finish first. But it's not quite as simple as that.

  • Truckstop Casinos: Track Video Poker a Bad Deal

    A group of truckstop casinos near Vinton, La., want the state Gaming Control Board to determine if 100 video poker machines at the Delta Downs slot-machine parlor are legal.

  • Nassau County, Bold Ruler Highlight Belmont Card

    Belmont Park's May 11 program will be highlighted by the Nassau County Breeders' Cup, a grade II event at seven furlongs, and the Bold Ruler Stakes, a grade III event at six furlongs.

  • Race-Day Medications: The Debate Goes On

    As the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium continues its march toward uniformity in Thoroughbred racing, battle lines are being formed by other groups that believe a furosemide-only policy on race days is too extreme.

  • On-Going MRLS Studies Focus on Eastern Tent Caterpillar

    A research project begins well before the experiment starts. That was the case of the recently completed collaborative effort at the University of Kentucky that associated the Eastern tent caterpillar and its frass (excrement) and Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome (MRLS). Work on that project began last fall, even before funding was finalized.

  • First Winner for Partner's Hero

    The first winner for grade II winner Partner's Hero was his daughter Joanie's Smile, who won opening day at Belmont Park, May 8, in her initial start.