Articles posted August 9, 2002

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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.

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.

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.

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