Headlines for Friday, July 5, 2002

  • Megahertz Favored in Inaugural American Oaks

    Megahertz, the English-bred 3-year-old filly who has developed into a budding superstar for Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel, faces an international cast in Saturday's inaugural running of the $500,000 American Oaks at Hollywood Park.

  • Honeymoon in Jersey: War Emblem to Haskell

    It looks like trainer Bob Baffert and fiancee Jill Moss will be honeymooning on the Jersey Shore Aug. 4, watching Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner War Emblem run in the $1-million Haskell Handicap (gr. I) at Monmouth Park.

  • Indy Downs Gets OK for Parlor Near Ellis Park

    A revamped Indiana Horse Racing Commission granted approval July 2 for the proposed Indianapolis Downs to build and operate an off-track betting parlor in Evansville, not far from Ellis Park in Kentucky.

  • Future Wager: Some Heavy Favorites Early in Game

    Street Cry, Azeri, and Officer and Swept Overboard were the favorites for their respective races after the first day of betting for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Future Wager.