Headlines for Wednesday, June 19, 2002

  • Grand Slam after second-place finish in 1998 Breeders' Cup Sprint.

    Grand Slam Colt Tops Final OBSC Session

    Prairie Slam, a 2-year-old colt by Grand Slam consigned by Ciaran Dunne's Wavertree Stables, Inc. was sold to Frank Calabrese for $180,000 to top the second and final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age.

  • Take Charge Lady Gets Time Off

    Take Charge Lady was pointed toward the June 29 Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I), but instead, trainer Ken McPeek has decided to give the 3-year-old filly about a month off. McPeek said the filly hasn't been eating well, and some blood work indicated she's "a touch dehydrated," said the trainer.

  • Queen's Plate Field Shapes Up

    Fourteen horses are expected to compete in Sunday's Queen's Plate at Woodbine. Some of the runners had their final workouts Wednesday, including Shaws Creek.

  • Report: Benefits of Ohio Racetrack Slots Exaggerated

    The costs of problem gambling could outweigh the economic benefits if Ohio's seven racetracks were permitted to install slot machines, according to a draft report by a committee studying the impact of gambling in the state.

  • Eddery Ties Piggott With Queen Mary Win

    Romantic Liason provided Pat Eddery with win number 4,493, the Queen Mary Stakes (Eng-III) win at Royal Ascot Wednesday equaling Lester Piggott's number of victories. Only Richard Gordon, with 4,870, has more among English riders.

  • Grandera, shown winning the International Cup in Singapore, took the Prince of Wales Stakes at Royal Ascot on Wednesday.

    Grandera Posts Ascot Upset

    Frankie Dettori rode Grandera to victory in the Prince of Wales Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot on Wednesday, giving trainer Saeed bin Suroor his third successive win in the race.

  • Saddle Brook Park Hopes to Blaze a Trail

    The Saddle Brook Corp. of Amarillo, Texas, is blazing a new trail on undeveloped land expected to be home to a new racetrack in the Lone Star State.