Headlines for Thursday, August 15, 2002

  • Illinois Breeder/Owner Donald Yapp Dead

    Donald Yapp, whose sale of the broodmare Spankey's Seconds brought the highest-price ever at an Illinois sale, died Aug. 13 after several years of declining health

  • Veitch in New York Winner's Circle Again

    Trainer John Veitch ended a long dry spell in New York racing when Shortleaf Stable's Vasquez posted a game nose victory over Western Rush in the sixth race at Saratoga on Thursday.

  • You, who defeated Carson Hollow in the Test Stakes, drew the outside post in the Alabama.

    You Draws Outside in Alabama; 10 Contest Saratoga Breeders' Cup

    Bella Bellucci, who has won five of seven career starts, and You, winner of the grade I Test Stakes three weeks ago, top a field of seven 3-year-old fillies who will contest Saturday's grade I, $750,000 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga. Also on the card, handicap males will contest the grade II, $300,000 Saratoag Breeders' Cup.

  • Huffman, Boulet Join Fair Grounds Racing Staff

    Fair Grounds president and general manager Bryan Krantz announced Thursday that Ben Huffman has been added to the staff as stakes coordinator, and Jason Boulet will be assistant director of racing.

  • Huffman, Boulet Join Fair Grounds Racing Staff

    Fair Grounds president and general manager Bryan Krantz announced Thursday that Ben Huffman has been added to the staff as stakes coordinator, and Jason Boulet will be assistant director of racing.

  • No Live Racing at Belmont Park on Sept. 11

    The New York Racing Association has submitted a request to the New York State Racing and Wagering Board to be dark on Wednesday September 11 and run instead on Monday Sept. 9.<br>

  • Youbet CEO Says Company is Strong and Growing

    Youbet.com is on solid footing, according to the California online horse racing and wagering service's top executive. Chief executive officer David Marshall said he expects substantial increases in revenue and to secure additional capital within the next three months.

  • Lanni Leaves Magna Board of Directors

    Citing time constraints due to his responsibilities as chairman of the board and CEO of MGM Mirage, Terrence Lanni has resigned from the board of Magna Entertainment.

  • Texas Commission Approves Dates After Agreement Between Sam Houston, Retama

    The Texas Racing Commission has approved the live racing calendar for all Texas racetracks in 2003. Prior to TRC approval of the calendar, Retama Park and Sam Houston Race Park agreed during a private discussion to hold concurrent dates for live racing on Oct. 25 and Oct. 26 next year.