Headlines for Friday, August 9, 2002

  • Roar to Rancho San Miguel in California

    William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm and Tom and Nancy Clark's Rancho San Miguel have entered into an agreement to stand grade II winner Roar at Rancho San Miguel near San Luis Obispo, Calif.

  • Breeders' Cup Future Bet Update: Day One of Pool Two

    Beat Hollow, Rock of Gibraltar and Astra are their division's respective early choices as a total of less than $8,000 was wagered on the opening day of Pool Two of the Breeders' Cup Future Bet.

  • Clement, Santos Get Photo Quality Win

    Tortured twice by losing photo finishes in graded stakes races recently at Saratoga, trainer Christophe Clement and jockey Jose Santos got a bit of payback when Waterville Lake Stable's Celtic Sky got up at the wire to beat front-running Reluctant Groom by a nose in the $82,900 West Point Handicap.

  • Orientate Has Found His Calling

    On Sunday at Saratoga, Orientate seeks his third graded stakes victory on the year as a prohibitive favorite in the 18th running of the $200,000 A.G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. II).

  • Azeri Stands Out in Del Mar's Hirsch Handicap

    Not deterred by Azeri's four straight Grade I victories, five fillies and mares will test her mettle Sunday in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar. The race will be run at 1 1/16 miles on the main track.

  • They'll Need to Catch 'Buffy' in the Sorrento

    Although trainer Mel Stute believes she is versatile enough not to have to be on the lead, Buffythecenterfold certainly seems to be the one to catch in Saturday's $150,000 Sorrento Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-old fillies at 6 1/2 furlongs on the main track.

  • Jerry Jackson, Trained Black Ruby, Dies

    Jerry Jackson, a Thoroughbred trainer for 39 years who instead found his greatest success as the conditioner of the world's most famous racing mule, Black Ruby, died Aug. 5 from kidney failure.

  • E Dubai Suffers Bruised Hoof

    Godolphin Stable's E Dubai, winner of the Suburban Handicap (gr. I) over Lido Palace and Macho Uno, is questionable for the grade II, Saratoga Breeders' Cup Aug. 17. The Mr. Prospector colt suffered a bruised hoof at Belmont Park.

  • Festival of Ligth to Valor Farm in Texas

    Festival of Light, Dubai's Horse of the Year in 2001 for Godolphin Racing, will enter stud at Clarence and Dorothy Scharbauer's Valor Farm near Pilot Point, Texas.

  • The Fastest Gun Alive

    Following the events of last Sunday, what we have in the 3-year-old division are Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok, and The Sundance Kid all walking toward each other for the inevitable shootout. Only these equine gunslingers are named War Emblem, Medaglia d'Oro, and Came Home.

  • MTR Gaming Reports Bad Second Quarter

    The owner of Mountaineer Race Track and Resort in West Virginia took a huge hit in the stock market Friday morning after releasing poor second quarter earnings.

  • Clearly a Queen Might Be Retired

    John Franks' homebred Clearly a Queen might be retired because of a fractured left sesamoid sustained in her victory in the Aug. 4 Eatontown Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth Park.

  • Puerto Madero to Hideaway in California

    Millionaire Puerto Madera will relocate to Gary and Marlene Howard's Hideaway Farms near San Jacinto, Calif., from John T. L. Jones' Walmac International near Lexington.