Headlines for Friday, August 30, 2002

  • Awesome Humor, right, defeats Forever Partners in the Spinaway.

    Awesome Humor Takes Spinaway

    WinStar Farm's Awesome Humor kept her record perfect and her place among the leaders of the 2-year-old filly division intact Friday afternoon, holding off favored Forever Partners to win the 111th running of the $200,000 Spinaway (gr. I) by 2-3/4 lengths.

  • Breeders' Cup Future Bet: Pool 3 Opens

    In spite of his sixth-place finish in the $1 million Pacific Classic (gr. I) Aug. 25, fans have War Emblem as the 7-2 favorite Friday, the first day of the final pool for the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Future Bet.

  • Phipps Honored With 'Industry Service Award'

    Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps, longtime chairman of The Jockey Club, has been honored with the Industry Service Award by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.

  • Solana Beach Features Full Field of Cal-Breds

    A potentially large field is building for Monday's $125,000 Solana Beach Handicap for California-bred fillies and mares, 3 years old and up, going one mile on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course.

  • Solana Beach Offers Full Course of Cal-Breds

    A potentially large field is building for Monday's $125,000 Solana Beach Handicap for California-bred fillies and mares, 3 years old and up, going one mile on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course.

  • Continental Red Headlines Del Mar Handicap

    A full field of 10 will go postward in the 63rd edition of the Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Sunday for the 1 3/8-mile race over the Jimmy Durante Turf Course.

  • Lone Star Sky Figures to Grab Cradle Attention

    Walter New's Lone Star Sky, winner of the grade III Bashford Manor Stakes July 7 at Churchill Downs, looms the favorite when he makes his first start around two turns in the $200,000 Miller Genuine Draft Cradle Stakes Sept. 2 at River Downs.

  • Jet Crashes Outside Keeneland's Entrance

    A small jet crashed just outside the grounds of Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Ky., slamming into Versailles Road early Friday afternoon.

  • Noverre To Go In Atto Mile

    The 2002 Atto Mile has become truly international after Godolphin announced that their Group I winner, Noverre, will be making his next start at Woodbine in the $1 million event on Sunday, September 8.

  • Band Is Passing Returns After Six-Month Layoff

    After nearly six months on the sidelines, Stanley Ersoff's Band Is Passing returns to the races in Monday's $150,000 Miami Mile Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Calder.

  • Record-priced Filly Wins at Del Mar

    Atlantic Ocean, whose price of $1.9 million at the Barretts March sale set a world record for a 2-year-old filly, won Aug. 29 at Del Mar.

  • Australian Shuttlers Released From Quarantine

    In the wake of a positive West Nile Virus test to a Canadian standardbred horse, almost 50 Thoroughbred shuttle stallions were released from Australia's major quarantine station outside Sydney on the morning of Aug. 30.

  • Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem.

    Mulhall Discounts War Emblem Report

    Richard Mulhall, racing manager for The Thoroughbred Corporation, has discounted a report in Thursday's New York <i>Times</i> stating that the Saudi royal family has considered donating Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem to the families of the victims of last year's World Trade Center bombing.