Headlines for Wednesday, August 14, 2002

  • Orchard Park Faces Six in Tight Secretariat Stakes Field

    Peter Vegso's Orchard Park, a winner in five of six starts this year, may merit favoritism in a well-matched group of seven sophomore grass specialists from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean assembled for Saturday's 26th renewal of the $400,000 Secretariat Stakes (gr. I) at Arlington Park.

  • Astra Returns to Face England's Legend in Beverly D.

    Astra, a disappointment when finishing last as the 7-10 favorite in the 2001 Beverly D. Stakes (gr. I), returns to Arlington Park Saturday to face defending champion England's Legend and four other female turf runners of international caliber in the $700,000 Beverly D.

  • Dyna's Club Charges to Osunitas Victory at Del Mar

    B. Wayne Hughes' Dyna's Club nursed the lead for jockey David Flores and had more than enough to hold off 23-1 longshot Four Plus Four in the stretch to win the featured $75,000 Osunitas Handicap for fillies and mares going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Del Mar Wednesday.

  • Dyna Club Charges to Osunitas Victory at Del Mar

    B. Wayne Hughes' Dyna Club nursed the lead for jockey David Flores and had more than enough to hold off 23-1 longshot Four Plus Four in the stretch to win the featured $75,000 Osunitas Handicap for fillies and mares going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Del Mar Wednesday.

  • Dyna Club Charges to Osunitas Victory at Del Mar

    B. Wayne Hughes' Dyna Club nursed the lead for jockey David Flores and had more than enough to hold off 23-1 longshot Four Plus Four in the stretch to win the featured $75,000 Osunitas Handicap for fillies and mares going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Del Mar Wednesday.

  • Mt. Vernon Winners Square Off in Yaddo Handicap

    Shopping for Love and Eventail, winners of their respective divisions of the Mount Vernon Handicap, meet for the first time in Friday's $75,000-added Yaddo Handicap for New York-Bred fillies and mares racing at nine furlongs over the grass at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Virus Knocks Inamorato Out of Best Pal; Futurity Unlikely

    Inamorato, considered by many the top 2-year-old prospect in Eoin Harty's talent-rich Godolphin Racing stable, will miss next week's Best Pal Stakes (gr. III) because of a virus and now appears unlikely for the Del Mar Futurity (gr. II) on the seaside track's Sept. 11 closing-day program.

  • War Emblem, working at Del Mar on Aug. 14.

    War Emblem Breezes; Door 'Slightly Open' for Travers

    War Emblem had his first workout on Wednesday since his victory in the Aug. 4 Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Monmouth Park, going a half-mile in :48.80 at Del Mar under regular exercise rider Dana Barnes.

  • Zavata rolls to victory in the Saratoga Special.

    Zavata Bounds to Special Victory at the Spa

    Michael Tabor's Zavata stalked a fast early pace and drew off to an authoritative 7 ¼-length victory Wednesday in the 100th running of the $150,000 Saratoga Special (gr. II) for 2-year-olds.

  • Like a Hero Works Toward Travers

    Twenty horses, including Kentucky Derby-Preakness winner War Emblem and Jim Dandy winner Medaglia d'Oro have been nominated to the Aug. 24, $1-million Travers Stakes at Saratoga.

  • Racing Museum to Show Seabiscuit Documentary

    The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will host a sneak preview of "Seabiscuit, an American Experience" documentary for PBS, on Wednesday, August 21 and Thursday, August 22.