Headlines for Wednesday, September 4, 2002

  • Maiden Miss Nocolie Scores in $100,000 Generous Portion

    Miss Nicolie, a maiden making her fourth career start, picked a good time to find the winner's circle Wednesday at Del Mar, winning the $100,000 Generous Portion Stakes for California-bred 2-year-old fillies going six furlongs.

  • Spinster Could be Next for Matron Winner Lakenheath

    James B. Tafel LLC's Lakenheath, winner by a head in Monday's Arlington Matron (gr. III), came out of her victory in good order and may try Kentucky for her next trip to the post, according to trainer Gene Cilio.

  • Sky Jack, winning the Hollywood Gold Cup.

    Knee Surgery Planned for Sky Jack

    Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) champion Sky Jack, who was one of the pacesetters in the $1-million Pacific Classic, is heading for surgery to remove a chip from his right knee.

  • Here and There

    Albarado honored...Upcoming race meets at Turfway, Hollywood, and Suffolk...Goldthorpe on his own.

  • Keeneland Shelves Internet RNA Auction

    Keeneland's experiment into selling horse on the Internet is over, for now. The Lexington sales company said it will not conduct an online sale for horses that fail to meet their reserves in the upcoming September yearling sale.

  • Mr. Mellon to Join Del Mar Derby Field

    Mr. Mellon, winner of the Arlington Park Handicap (gr. II) and trained by W. Elliott Walden, was scheduled to arrive Wednesday for Saturday's $300,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) at 1 1/8 mile on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course.

  • Street Cry, winning the Dubai World Cup.

    Street Cry Retired; To Stand at Jonabell

    Street Cry, winner this year of the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) and Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I), has been retired and will stand at stud in 2003 at Sheikh Mohammed's Jonabell Farm near Lexington. No stud fee was announced.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Tough Ticket

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- A number of the policies for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships are beginning to resemble those at other major sporting events. That's a good thing, even if it means some people will be unhappy. The Breeders' Cup should be a tough ticket.

  • Deafening Silence

    <i>By Barbara Bayer </i> -- For Japanese racing fans, the death of Sunday Silence has left a huge hole.

  • Sprinter Ishiguru Retired to Stud

    Ishiguru, who trainer Aidan O'Brien regarded as one of his brightest sprinting hopes for this season, has been retired and sold to take up stallion duties at Tweenhills Farm & Stud in<br>Gloucestershire.