Headlines for Monday, August 19, 2002

  • Four Travers Contenders Work at Saratoga

    Several horses were out Monday morning in their final works for Saturday's $1 million Travers (gr.I), Saratoga's showpiece event. Both Nothing Flat and Quest breezed for trainer Nick Zito, and each was clocked in 1:03 2/5 on the Oklahoma Training Track in separate moves.

  • Grade I Winner Pompeii Retired

    WinStar Farm's Pompeii, who was being prepared by trainer Eliott Walden for a repeat win in the Personal Ensign Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga, came down with a wrenched ankle and has been retired.

  • Halo's Image Colt Tops Early Part of OBSC Selected Sale

    Acting as agent for Texas owner James McIngvale, J. B. McKathan went to $200,000 to acquire a son of Halo's Image during the early part of Monday's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's selected yearling sale in Ocala, Florida.

  • Rage's First Winner

    New York stallion Rage was represented by his first winner when his daughter Fresh and Sassy won Aug. 17 at Calder Race Course in her initial start.

  • Four Travers Contenders Work at Saratoga

    The Nick Zito-trained pair of Quest and Nothing Flat each breezed five furlongs in the identical times of 1:03 2/5 over Saratoga's Oklahoma training track on Monday in preparation for Saturday's $1-million Travers Stakes. Also working Monday were Shah Jehan and Like a Hero.

  • Sunline NZ Horse of the Year for Fourth Year in a Row

    Sunline again exhausted all of the usual superlatives in collecting her fourth straight New Zealand Horse of the Year award. Voting numbers are not generally disclosed at awards in this part of the world, but from a panel of 42 judges made up of media and racing club administrators 26 of 41 ballots (63%) placed Sunline No. 1 and Ethereal No. 2, the other plumping for a tie.

  • Darley Purchases Australian Property

    As its 2002 southern roster is about to assemble, Darley has confirmed the purchase of Kelvinside Stud in the Hunter Valley as the base for its Australian breeding base from 2003.