Headlines for Thursday, September 5, 2002

  • Say Florida Sandy Kicks Off Belmont Fall Meet

    All-time New York-bred money-winner Say Florida Sandy meets old foe Impeachthepro in Friday's fall opener at Belmont Park, the $75,000 General Douglas MacArthur Handicap at seven furlongs.

  • Bosque Redondo Continues Recovery

    Bosque Redondo, who suffered a fractured right foreleg shortly after the finish of $1-million Pacific Classic, continues to do well following surgery, according to trainer Paco Gonzalez Thursday.

  • Voodoo Dancer Settles in for Del Mar's Palomar

    Voodoo Dancer, with assistant trainer Christophe Lorieul in the saddle, took a 6-furlong tour of the main track Thursday morning preparing for Sunday's 49th edition of the $150,000 Palomar Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course.

  • Inesperado, Mr. Mellon Top Del Mar Derby Field

    Headed by multiple graded stakes winner Inesperado and the Grade II-winning shipper Mr. Mellon, nine 3-year-old grass runners will head postward Saturday for the 58th running of the $300,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. II).

  • NTRA Plans Sept. 11 Tragedy Observance at Del Mar

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), in conjunction with Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, will coordinate an observance of the one-year anniversary of last year's September 11 tragedies.

  • Racing to Observe 9/11 Anniversary

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, in conjunction with Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, will coordinate an observance of the one-year anniversary of last year's Sept. 11 tragedies.

  • TVG to Air Live at Keeneland September Sale

    TVG will offer live coverage of the Keeneland September yearling sale next Monday through Wednesday (Sept. 9-11). Reports from the Keeneland sale pavilion will start each day at 1 p.m. (ET). A 30-minute recap show of the sales' first three days will air on Wednesday at 10 p.m. with a repeat showing on Thursday at 11:30 a.m.

  • Field of 13 for Atto Mile

    A field of 13 will go postward in the $1 million (Canadian funds) Atto Mile (gr. IT) Sunday at Woodbine. Favoritism may fall to Del Mar Show, who won the Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga in his last start.

  • Godolphin Purchases Highdown

    Godolphin, two of whose stars have been thwarted by Highdown this season, have reacted aggressively by adding the rapidly improving 3-year-old to their own squad, the Racing Post reported.

  • Fallon Handed 13-day Suspension

    Jockey Kieren Fallon was handed a 13-day suspension at a Jockey Club disciplinary committee hearing, The Racing Post reported.

  • New York City OTB to Mark Sept. 11 Anniversary

    New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. said its two branches nearest to the World Trade Center site will be closed Sept. 11, the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

  • Stonerside Retires Kalatiara, Miss Halory

    Robert and Janice McNair's Stonerside Stable has retired graded stakes winner Kalatiara and Mr. Prospector's daughter Miss Halory for broodmare purposes