Headlines for Thursday, June 27, 2002

  • Astra Spots Weight in Beverly Hills

    In modern day racing, there isn't often a major swing in weights. But there is Saturday in the Beverly Hills Handicap (gr. I) at Hollywood Park. Astra carries 124 pounds in the Beverly Hills, spotting her eight rivals from eight to 12 pounds.

  • Spain, after winning the La Brea Stakes.

    Spain Clear Favorite in Molly Pitcher Field

    Spain, the all-time leading earning filly or mare in North America, is the overwhelming choice in a field of only five entered for Saturday's Molly Pitcher Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Monmouth.

  • Yearling Colt in Kentucky Dies Of West Nile Virus

    A Thoroughbred yearling from the Lexington area has died of West Nile Virus. It is the first time this year West Nile has been identified in a horse in Kentucky, according to the state Department of Agriculture's office of the state veterinarian.

  • Seabiscuit Trophy Donated to Hall of Fame

    The trophy Seabiscuit won in the 1938 Agua Caliente Handicap, stolen in the early 1950s, was donated Thursday to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

  • Scorpion, en route to victory in the Jim Dandy.

    Scorpion to Stand at Vinery

    Four-year-old Scorpion, one of 28 grade/group I-winning offspring of Seattle Slew, has been purchased by Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery for stallion duty.

  • TVG To Cover Keeneland July Sale Live

    For the second consecutive year, TVG will offer live coverage and analysis of the Keeneland July select yearling sale in Lexington. The programs will air from 7-10:30 p.m. (EDT) on July 15 and 16.

  • Small Field Set For Mother Goose

    With Take Charge Lady and Bella Bellucci both on the sidelines, a field of just five 3-year-old fillies will run Saturday at Belmont in the grade I Mother Goose Stakes.