Headlines for Friday, February 28, 2003

  • Luvah Girl Nips Katdogwan in La Habra

    English-bred Luvah Girl wore down Himalayan in the stretch run and held off a flying Katdogawn by a head to capture Friday's $110,800 La Habra Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by a head at Santa Anita Park.

  • Ex-Trainer Tommy Pascuma Dead

    Former trainer Tommy Pascuma, who in later years worked as an assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Phil Johnson, John Parisella and John Hertler, passed away Thursday after a long illness. He was 67.

  • Crafty C. T., winning the San Rafael.

    Crafty C.T. Returns to Headline San Carlos

    Crafty C.T., a consistent sprinter who has finished first, second or third in 11 of 13 career starts, returns to action Sunday in the $200,000 San Carlos Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.

  • No 'Peace' in San Rafael After All

    Edmund Gann's graded stakes-winning Peace Rules will not make the lineup for Saturday's $200,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita and could instead make his next start in the Mar. 9 Louisiana Derby (gr. II), trainer Bobby Frankel said.

  • Affluent, Got Koko Work for Santa Margarita

    Affluent and Got Koko, prepping for the March 9 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at 1 1/8 miles, worked on Santa Anita's fast main track Friday.

  • Jockey Steiner to Undergo Surgery

    Jockey Joe Steiner, reached by phone Friday morning at Arcadia Methodist Hospital where he is recovering from injuries suffered in a spill in Wednesday's sixth race, said he was scheduled to undergo surgery at 5 p.m.

  • Our Bobby V. Brings More Gas to San Rafael

    Our Bobby V., prepping for Saturday's $200,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at one mile, blew out two furlongs Friday morning on Santa Anita's fast main track in :24 flat, according to trainer Bill Spawr.

  • Scientific Games' 4Q Revenue Up 10%

    Scientific Games Corp. announced fourth quarter financial results (year ending Dec. 31, 2002) Feb. 28 and reported a 10% gain in revenue for the quarter.

  • California Trainers Face Workers' Comp Decision

    California Thoroughbred trainers who have not switched their workers' compensation insurance coverage to private carrier American International Group can do so March 1, but the broker who helped negotiate the industry's deal with the insurance giant doesn't think there'll be much, if any, response.

  • Steeplechase Jockey Blythe Miller Retires

    Blythe Miller, the only woman to win the National Steeplechase Association jockey championship, announced her retirement after 15 years in the saddle, 202 steeplechase victories, and more than $5 million in purse earnings.

  • Tommy Pascuma Dead at 67

    Former trainer Tommy Pascuma, who in later years worked as an assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Phil Johnson, John Parisella, and John Hertler, passed away Feb. 27 after a long illness. He was 67.

  • Adena Springs Turf Preview Cancelled

    Due to heavy rains in the Ocala, Fla. area, the Adena Springs video preview was cancelled Friday morning and has been rescheduled for Friday, March 7 at 9 a.m.,

  • Changes Can Give NTRA More Political Punch

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has reorganized its political and fund-raising initiatives into two operations: the NTRA Legislative Action Campaign and the NTRA Political Action Committee.

  • Repent, winning the Louisiana Derby.

    Millionaire Repent Retired

    Select Stable's Repent, who won four graded stakes, has been retired from racing because of problems associated with an injured tendon.