Headlines for Friday, June 28, 2002

  • Bet On Sunshine Heads Aristides

    Bet on Sunshine, the 10-year-old Paul McGee trainee, is the highweight for Saturday's $100,000-added Aristides Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

  • Lone Star Gets $2.9M to Upgrade for Championships

    The city of Grand Prairie, Texas, signed an agreement with Lone Star Park June 28 to grant the racetrack $2.9 million for facility improvements to host a future Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Belterra, working at Churchill Downs earlier this year.

    Fever KO's Belterra From Mother Goose

    Saturday's Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) suffered another blow Friday when trainer Carl Nafzger told New York Racing Association stakes coordinator Andrew Byrnes that Belterra, the likely favorite, will not run in the $250,000 race because of a fever.

  • Giant's Causeway to Replace Danehill in Australia

    Danehill will not shuttle to Australia for the 2002 breeding season. He has been shuttling to Australia since 1990, and Coolmore has decided to rest him for the 2002 southern hemisphere breeding season.

  • Cinema Action Features Inesperado

    Inesperado might feel more inspiration than usual when he lines up for the $200,000-added Cinema Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park Sunday.

  • CBS to Televise Stakes Triple Saturday

    The "NTRA Summer Racing Tour On CBS," presented by Long John Silver's, visits Belmont Park, Monmouth Park, and Arlington Park for live racing this Saturday from 5:00-6:00 p.m. (ET).

  • Arlington Classic Kicks Off Mid-America Triple

    Horses coming from as close as the local backstretch will be joined in the starting gate by horses coming from as far as Ireland for Saturday's Arlington Classic, the first Grade II stakes race of the Arlington Park meet.

  • Museum Employee Key to Missing Trophy Recovery

    When Lori Fisher was hired as the curator of collections at the National Museum of Racing last summer, there was no mention that her new position would involve intrigue, amateur sleuthing, and solving a mysterious 50-year-old theft.