Headlines for Monday, August 5, 2002

  • Quest Star, en route to victory under jockey Pat Day.

    Quest Star Gets Through for Hall of Fame Upset

    In Monday's National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Handicap (gr. II), the "smart money" was on Claiborne Farm homebred Patrol, seeking his fourth consecutive victory after finishing third in his career debut.

  • Bud Delp.

    Still Budding

    Grover "Bud" Delp has made his own way in the Thoroughbred business. His path--from Maryland, to stardom, to the New Orleans-Chicago circuit, and back to Maryland--has led him to racing's pinnacle: the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Hall of Famer Cigar enjoys a well-earned retirement at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    Cigar Raised the Bar

    It was Tuesday, April 2, 1996. A cool afternoon breeze whipped through the Belmont Park backstretch. There was little activity at one o'clock on a dark day, so no one was around to notice a lone horse being led down Secretariat Ave. to barn 25.

  • Serena's Song wins the 1995 Haskell Invitational.

    Serena's Song: Winning Tune

    It is small wonder too that Serena's Song was tabbed for induction into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame this year as top contemporary female. She was brilliant and she was hickory, starting 38 times in a 30-month racing career. It's one thing to race often, it's another to capture 17 graded stakes and hit the board in another 14. She faced the best in her division, butted heads with the boys, and never took a backward step.

  • After a slow start in Great Britain, Noor became a star in North America.

    Noor's Four Over Citation

    Noor beat Calumet Farm's mighty Citation four consecutive times. That alone should be enough to earn a horse entry in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

  • Westrope aboard Stagehand after 1938 Empire City Handicap.

    Jack Westrope: Quiet Little Man

    To those who knew Jack Westrope best, his election to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is an overdue justice, a final, fitting tribute bestowed on one of the finest the game has ever seen.

  • Magna Entertainment chairman Frank Stronach.

    Stronach: Pimlico Should Be Leveled, Rebuilt

    In his first public comments about specific plans for Maryland racing, Magna Entertainment chairman Frank Stronach said the company will tear down Pimlico Race Course and build a new track on the same site.