Headlines for Thursday, August 1, 2002

  • NYRA Disputes Amount of Loss Reported for 2001

    The New York Racing Association disputes a report in the <i>Daily Gazette</i> newspaper in Schenectady, N.Y. Thursday that its operating loss for the year 2001 was $11.3 million. Senior vice-president Bill Nader said the actual loss was closer to a quarter of a million dollars.

  • War Emblem, on the track Thursday morning at Monmouth Park.

    War Emblem Draws Post 6 in Haskell; 9 Entered

    Sunday's $1 million Haskell Invitational Handicap, which last week had only three prospective starters, drew a field of nine Thursday morning, with Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem breaking from post 6.

  • Street Cry Draws Outside in Tough Whitney Field

    Street Cry, who ranks as the top Thoroughbred in training on the NTRA poll, drew the outside post as a field of six was entered today for Saturday's grade I Whitney Handicap at Saratoga. Street Cry will carry highweight of 123 pounds including Jerry Bailey.

  • Super High, Alozaina Top San Clemente Saturday

    Nine 3-year-old fillies whose connections have the Del Mar Oaks (gr. I) in their sights are entered Saturday in the 34th edition of the $150,000, San Clemente Handicap (gr. II) at one mile on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course at Del Mar.

  • Gold Cup Winner Sky Jack Prospects For More

    Though it's still more than three weeks away, Del Mar's $1-million Pacific Classic (gr. I) on August 25 appears to be a viable prospect for Ren-Mar Thoroughbreds' Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) champion Sky Jack, trainer Doug O'Neill said Thursday morning.

  • Tic N Tin Heads Zen Handicap at Arlington

    Ron L. Brandenburg's Tic N Tin, winner of the $84,400 White Oak Handicap at Arlington Park on June 22, has been handed top impost of 123 pounds for his expected return to Arlington in Sunday's $50,000 Zen Handicap at 6 1/2 furlongs.

  • Baffert: Fee, Horse's Appearance Not Related

    Trainer Bob Baffert said the decision to enter War Emblem in the $1-million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park Aug. 4 wasn't tied to a $50,000 appearance fee he is to receive from the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, which operates the racetrack.

  • Johannesburg sewed up an Eclipse Award with this Breeders&#39; Cup Juvenile triumph.

    Johannesburg Retired, to Stand at Ashford

    Johannesburg, who was last year's brilliant champion but this year's disappointment, has been retired and will stand at stud next year alongside his sire at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.

  • Sixth Mystery Mutuel Voucher This Saturday

    The NTRA mailed vouchers worth $4.6 million -- including a $2 million grand prize -- to nearly 900,000 persons as part of the latest NTRA Mystery Mutuel Voucher promotion on Aug. 3.

  • Museum to Host Guest Series

    The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will be holding its second annual "Guests in the Gallery" program at 11 a.m. on Aug. 7. The 3-part panel program is designed to give fans and other interested observers an inside view of racing and the opportunity to meet key people involved in the sport.