Headlines for Friday, July 26, 2002

  • Del Mar Show Takes Bernard Baruch

    Del Mar Show, attending the pace for the entire trip, moved smartly to the lead and proved best in a long stretch battle to take the $150,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) over the Saratoga turf Friday.

  • Came Home, shown here in April workout, is questionable for the Haskell Invitational.

    Came Home's Haskell Status in Question

    Trainer Paco Gonzalez told the Monmouth Park publicity department Friday morning that he is now undecided whether to run Came Home in the $1 million Haskell Invitational Handicap on Aug. 4.

  • Dr. Jack Robbins to be Honored by TCA

    Dr. Jack K. Robbins, instrumental in many aspects of racing and veterinary science in California for a half-century, has been named honor guest of the Thoroughbred Club of America's annual Testimonial Dinner.

  • Rider Ramon Dominguez Sidelined with Fractured Wrist

    Jockey Ramon Dominguez, the nation's second-leading rider this year in races won, will be out of action for at least three months after fracturing his left wrist while riding at Delaware Park July 24.

  • Wolfson Team Covers the Bases for Aspidistra

    Trainer Marty Wolfson has won the $75,000 Aspidistra Handicap four times before and has entered a team of four fillies and mares in a bid for a fifth victory in the one mile turf course test Saturday at Calder Race Course.

  • Kona Gold faces field of ten in attempt to repeat last year's win in the Bing Crosby Breeders' Cup.

    Kona Gold Faces Tough Field in Crosby

    Only three foes showed up to challenge Kona Gold in last year's running of the Bing Crosby Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar, but on Saturday 10 rivals line up to face the defending champion.

  • Arbiter Rockets to Set Del Mar Turf Mark

    Asadurian And Asadurian's Arbiter tracked the early pacesetter for 10 furlongs, then forged to the front for the 11th and final panel as he raced to a record-setting, two-length victory in the $65,05 Kobuk King Stakes Thursday afternoon at Del Mar.