Headlines for Wednesday, June 5, 2002

  • Mandella Points Two Brazilian-Breds for Californian

    Trainer Richard Mandella is planning to enter two Brazilian-bred horses in the 1 1/8-mile Californian Stakes (gr. II) at Hollywood Park June 15, Eddie Read Handicap (gr. IT) winner Redattore and recent optional claiming race winner Investor's Dream.

  • War Emblem, worth more if he wins the Belmont.

    Price on His Head: Valuing War Emblem

    He went unsold for $20,000 at the 2000 Keeneland September yearling sale, and a little over 1 1/2 years later, was worth a cool million. The big questions are how many millions and what's in store for the owners if War Emblem wins the Belmont Stakes.

  • Indiana Gaming Expansion Lingers at Special Session

    Dockside gaming and pull-tab legislation were not passed into law during the Indiana General Assembly's regular session earlier this year, but both measures have made their way into a new budget bill during the special session now under way.

  • Harlan's Holiday, now trained by Todd Pletcher.

    Harlan's Holiday Sent to Pletcher

    After War Emblem, Wiseman's Ferry, Proud Citizen, and Perfect Drift exited a plane Wednesday morning that had carried them from Kentucky to New York for Saturday's Belmont Stakes (gr. I), a surprise passenger walked off and was loaded into a van. His name: Harlan's Holiday.

  • Seattle Slew brings home the Triple Crown with this decisive win in the 1977 Belmont Stakes.

    Triple Crown Heroes: Seattle Slew

    In the 10th of 11 installments on previous Triple Crown winners, here is an excerpt from the June 20, 1977 issue of The Blood-Horse on Seattle Slew winning the Belmont Stakes to complete the Triple Crown.

  • Magna Has Deal to Acquire Flamboro Downs

    Magna Entertainment Corp. announced Tuesday an agreement to buy Flamboro Downs Holdings for $47 million, which will give the Ontario-based racetrack conglomerate its first racetrack in Canada.

  • Jockey Houghton Wins 3,000th Race

    Terry Houghton, who regularly tops the standings at Great Lakes Downs, moved into an exclusive club June 3 when he became the 99th North American jockey to win his 3,000th race.

  • TOC Urges 'Careful Look' at Fairplex Dates Plan

    With the California Horse Racing Board scheduled to rule June 6 on whether to allow the Los Angeles County Fair to move its 17-day race meet to Santa Anita Park this September, another powerful industry group has signaled its opposition, at least for now.