Headlines for Saturday, September 7, 2002

  • Mandella, Mitchell to Take on Baffert Bunch

    Trainers Richard Mandella and Mike Mitchell confirmed Saturday that they would join William Currin in an attempt to derail the Bob Baffert Express in the upcoming $250,000 Del Mar Futurity (gr. II).

  • New Yorkers Nab Both Divisions of Woodbine's Natalma

    New York invaders One and Twenty and Fortuitous rallied to score impressive wins in the two divisions of the featured Natalma Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies, over one mile on the E.P. Taylor Turf Course, Saturday at Woodbine.

  • Preakness runner-up Magic Weisner, being treated at New Bolton Center.

    Magic Weisner Continues to Improve

    Magic Weisner, the Preakness and Haskell Invititational runner-up, continues to show improvement from treatments he is receiving at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center. The 3-year-old is being treated with anti-inflammatory medications for the signs of encephalitis.

  • Imperial Gesture cruises to victory in the Gazelle.

    Gazelle Goes to Pace-Making Imperial Gesture

    Godolphin Racing's Imperial Gesture set her own pace, then had more than enough to hold off the stalking Take Charge Lady to score a 2 1/2-length victory in the $250,000 Gazelle Handicap (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park Saturday.