Headlines for Saturday, June 29, 2002

  • Sarava Breezes in :48.40

    Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Sarava turned in a solid half-mile breeze the morning of June 29 at Churchill Downs as the Kenny McPeek-trained colt continues his preparation for a late summer/fall campaign.

  • Mr. Mellon a Classic at Arlington

    WinStar Farm and Tom VanMeter's Mr. Mellon scored his second career stakes victory June 29 with a stout finish in the Arlington Classic (gr. IIT) at Arlington Park.

  • Orientate Wires Aristides, Ends 'Sunshine's' Streak

    Orientate took an early lead and pulled away down the stretch to win the Aristides by 4 1/2 lengths Saturday at Churchill Downs. Orientate's victory foiled Bet On Sunshine's attempt to win the stakes race for the third straight year, as the 10-year-old checked home a non-threatening fourth.

  • Evening Attire, defeating Street Cry in the Discovery Handicap.

    Evening Attire Tops Suburban Workers

    Macho Uno, Evening Attire, and Seeking Daylight, three of the leading contenders for the July 6 Suburban Handicap all were on the work tab at Belmont Park Saturday morning.

  • Inaugural American Oaks Field Taking Shape

    Cyclorama, a leading turf filly in the East, was scheduled to be flown from New York on June 28 to join the cast for the inaugural $500,000 American Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at 1 14-miles on the turf. The race will be run at Hollywood Park on July 6.

  • McCarron to Sign Memorabilia at Hollywood July 6

    Recently retired Hall of Fame rider Chris McCarron will be signing memorabilia at Hollywood Park on July 6 as part of a "Jockeys Across America" fundraiser for the Don McBeth Memorial Jockey Fund.

  • Lone Star Park Gets $2.9 Million for BC Capital Improvements

    Grand Prairie (Texas) mayor Charles England signed an agreement on June 28 with Lone Star Park to grant the North Texas racetrack $2.9 million for facility improvements in order to host a future Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Proposed Indiana Racetrack May Be Fined $1.2M

    Indianapolis Downs, a racetrack under construction in Indiana, could be fined $1.2 million by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission for failure to disclose details about a consultant and lobbyist. An attorney for the association denied the allegations.