Headlines for Sunday, September 1, 2002

  • Breeders' Cup Future Bet: Pool 3 Sunday Results

    Orientate's romp in the Forego (gr. I) at Saratoga Sunday had an immediate impact on the Breeders' Cup Future Bet for the $1 million Sprint, where bettors made the D. Wayne Lukas trainee the 4-1 favorite.

  • Rock Opera A Leading Contender for Del Mar Derby

    Rock Opera, one of the leading contenders for Saturday's $300,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT), put in his final work for the race, going 5 furlongs on the grass Sunday in 1:03.60 today.

  • Mail the Desert Captures Moyglare Stud at Curragh

    Mail the Desert provided jockey Steve Drowne with his first win in Ireland when coming out best in a blanket finish to the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes for 2-year-old fillies on Sunday.

  • Zavata Headed for Champagne Stakes

    Zavata came out of yesterday's third place finish in the Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) in good shape, according to trainer Patrick Biancone.

  • Kentucky HBPA Moves Offices; Turfway Contract Up

    On the heels of battle with its former president, the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has moved its offices to the Churchill Downs backstretch from a building owned by Dr. Alex Harthill.

  • Truly a Judge is a Jewel in Claiming Crown

    In his first start in the East in more than two years, Ailshie & Aidekman's Truly a Judge shipped from California and ran away with the $150,000 Jewel, the last and richest race of the six Claiming Crown Championship events at Philadelphia Park Aug. 31.

  • First Stakes Winner for Grade II Winner Concerto

    Grade II winner Concerto was represented by his first stakes winner when his daughter Collymore Hall won the Aug. 31 NATC Sorority Futurity at Delaware Park for Eugene and Laura Melnyk.

  • Racing Toward Injury

    <P>There seems to be little doubt that musculoskeletal injury--including injury to bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments--is a major problem for Thoroughbred racehorses. This impression has been borne out by studies of "wastage" in the racing industry, where wastage describes the losses that occur during the training and racing of a horse. In some studies...