Headlines for Thursday, July 25, 2002

  • Whywhywhy, second from left, leads the field to the finish in the Sanford.

    Whywhywhy Answers in Sanford

    Whywhywhy answered a lot of questions Thursday afternoon with an authoritative 2 3/4-length victory in the Sanford Stakes for 2-year-olds at Saratoga.

  • Snow Ridge will stand at Padua Stables.

    Grade I Winner Snow Ridge to Padua

    The deal between William T. Young's Overbrook Farm and Satish and Anne Sanan's Padua Stables to stand grade I winner Snow Ridge at stud has been completed.

  • 'The Frankel Show' Returns for Test, Diana

    Edmund Gann's You figures to be tough in the Test Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies going seven furlongs. In the Diana Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on the turf, trainer Bobby Frankel will saddle Beefeater Baby and Tates Creek.

  • Kappa King Takes On Strut the Stage In Arlington Handicap

    California invader Kappa King will share starting highweight of 117 pounds with the Canadian-based Strut the Stage and the locally campaigned Mystery Giver in the $225,000 Arlington Handicap (gr. IIIT) Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • England's Legend Is Modesty Choice

    England's Legend, wire-to-wire victress in the Beverly D. (gr. IT) here last August, makes her first start of the year as the highweight and likely favorite in Saturday's $150,000 Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Puck Turns in Solid Work For Haskell

    Classic Contenders' Puck, winner of the recent Long Branch Breeders' Cup Stakes at Monmouth Park, turned in a solid six-furlong work in 1:13 at the Jersey Shore track Thursday morning in preparation for the $1 million Haskell Invitaitonal on Aug. 4.

  • Puck Preps in 1:13 for Haskell

    Classic Contenders' Puck, winner of the Long Branch Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) in his last start, had his final serious drill for the Aug. 4 Haskell Invitational (gr. I) Thursday morning at Monmouth Park when he worked six furlongs in 1:13 with Juan Arias aboard.

  • No Parole is New York Derby Highweight

    Thomas Mina's No Parole, winner of the Mike Lee Stakes, is the 124-pound highweight for Saturday's $125,000 New York Derby, the second leg of the "Big Apple Triple."

  • Came Home, shown winning the Swaps, will be the likely favorite in the Haskell Invitational.

    Racing Toward the Travers: Jim Dandy or the Haskell?

    Like many straightaway races in England, the race for the $1 million Travers Stakes has divided into two small groups – one opting for the big bucks and grade I status of the $1 million Haskell Invitational Handicap at Monmouth Park and the other preferring to have a race over the track in the grade II, $500,000 Jim Dandy Stakes. Both races will be run on Aug. 4.

  • Churchill Power Outage Disrupts Wagering at Ellis Park

    A construction mishap at Churchill Downs on Wednesday afternoon caused a power outage that briefly interrupted wagering on races at Ellis Park, its sister track in Henderson, Ky., and left most of the historic racetrack and its offices in the dark for a time.

  • Equine Genomics, Ownership Among Topics for the 50th Round Table

    Issues surrounding ownership, medication, equine genomics and the globalization of racing will be spotlighted when The Jockey Club's 50th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing convenes at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Aug. 18.

  • Del Mar Stakes Exclusive on TVG

    TVG will offer exclusive live network coverage of Saturday's $400,000 John C. Mabee/Ramona Handicap (gr. IT) and the $200,000 Bing Crosby Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) from Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. On Sunday, TVG will have exclusive coverage of the Eddie Read Handicap (gr. IT).