Headlines for Thursday, August 22, 2002

  • Lewis Keeps Arbiter Out of Classic Field

    Trainer Craig Lewis, saddened by the injury that took his Pacific Classic (gr. I) contender Arbiter out of the race, said Thusday, "This is as disappointing as almost anything I've ever experienced."

  • Dublino Seeks Revenge in Del Mar Oaks Saturday

    Headed by the top three finishers in Hollywood Park's American Oaks, a field of seven 3-year-old fillies is entered in Saturday's 46th running of the $300,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) at 1 1/8 miles on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course.

  • Mare Makes a Break at Saratoga; Exercise Rider Injured

    Exercise rider Vincente Canizo suffered a broken collarbone at the Oklahoma Training Track on the Saratoga Race Course grounds when he was unseated while working a 5-year-old mare, Bound on Bi, Thursday morning.

  • Bonapaw Heads Saturday's Arlington Sprint Challengers

    Jimmy & Dennis Richard's Bonapaw is likely to be a heavy favorite in a compact field of five in Saturday's $100,000 Arlington Sprint, a six-furlong dash for 3-year-olds & upward at Arlington Park.

  • Pino Edges Closer to Career Win 5,000

    Mario Pino's quest for 5,000 career victories reached single digits when the veteran jockey rode two winners on Thursday's card at Laurel Park, giving him 4,991.

  • Favored Kyllachy Wins Nunthorpe

    Thurloe Thoroughbreds V and Cheveley Park Stud's Kyllachy, the 3-1 favorite in the field of 17, got the lead 100 yards from home in the Victor Chandler Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I) on Aug. 22 and went on to win by a half-length over Malhub.

  • One-day Racing and Gaming Summit added to Racing Symposium

    The University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) is teaming up with gaming industry media leader GEM Communications to produce a new one-day conference, the Racing and Gaming Summit, Dec. 10 in Tucson. The day-long Summit precedes the RTIP's 29th Annual Symposium on Racing, which continues through Dec. 13.

  • Frankel a Factor in Travers' Day Pick 4

    The Bobby Frankel-trained Medaglia d'Oro, based on his 13 1/2-length romp in the Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) on Aug. 4th, deserves to be the Travers favorite. Frankel will also be well represented in earlier stakes races on Saturday.

  • Russian Rhythm Rallies to Land Lowther Stakes

    Cheveley Park Stud's Russian Rhythm rallied from fourth place to win the six-furlong Peugeot Lowther Stakes (Eng-II) for 2-year-old fillies Thursday afternoon at York Racecourse.

  • Post-Sale X-Rays Discussed by Aussie, NZ Sale Companies

    Two of Australasia's largest bloodstock sales companies, New Zealand Bloodstock and William Inglis & Son, have ruled out post-sale X-rays as the much-anticipated repository system is about to become a reality. But Queensland rival Magic Millions is prepared to entertain X-rays post-sale to determine whether a transaction should stand.

  • Three Chimneys Vet Addresses Australian X-Ray Seminar

    By Bronwyn Farr<p>Veterinarians should select racehorses at auction, not "radiographically clean horses," Three Chimneys' resident veterinarian Dr. Jim Morehead told Australia's leading equine veterinarians at a yearling radiographic seminar Aug. 18 at Sydney University.

  • Number of West Nile Virus Cases in Kentucky at 25

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture announced late on Wednesday, Aug. 21, that six more horses had been confirmed positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in the state. None had been vaccinated. Five of the horses are alive and one was euthanized on Aug. 19. This brings the total number of confirmed horses in the state to 25.

  • California Joins Growing List of States to Ban EPO

    Erythropoietin (EPO), a human medication designed to increase the concentration of red blood cells that is rumored to be in use on racehorses, has been added to the list of prohibited veterinary substances on racing premises by the California Horse Racing Board.

  • Radiographs and Selecting Racehorses

    Veterinarians should select racehorses at auction, not "radiographically clean horses," Thoroughbred farm Three Chimneys' resident veterinarian Jim Morehead, DVM, told Australia's leading equine veterinarians at a yearling radiographic seminar Aug. 18 at Sydney University.