Headlines for Friday, February 7, 2003

  • Mineshaft Rolls Into Whirlaway Handicap

    Mineshaft brings a three-race winning streak into Sunday's Fair Grounds feature race, the $125,000 Whirlaway Handicap (gr. III). The son of A.P. Indy will face eight rivals in the 1 1/16-mile test for older horses.

  • Man Among Men posts Sham Stakes upset.

    Man Among Men Upsets Empire Maker in Sham Stakes

    Man Among Men tracked the early leaders, rallied on the second turn to gain the lead, then easily held off heavily favored Empire Maker in the stretch to win the restricted $81,000 Sham Stakes by a length Friday at Santa Anita.

  • Joint TRA-HTA-RTC Convention March 13-14

    A management panel discussion on current racing issues, that will for the first time bring together leaders of the four major racing ownerships groups, highlights the joint meeting of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations (TRA), Harness Tracks of America (HTA), and Racetracks of Canada (RAC) to be held at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, Fla. on March 13-14.

  • TVG To Air Viewers' Choice Awards

    The most memorable moments and individuals of the 2002 racing season, as selected by TVG viewers, will be announced when the third annual TVG Viewers' Choice Awards is broadcast Feb. 17 on a live 90-minute program from 8:30-10 p.m. (ET).

  • Mystic Lady Makes Last Start Saturday

    Mystic Lady, an eight-time stakes winner in her career, will be making her final start when she runs in Saturday's $100,000 Sabin Handicap at Gulfstream Park. The fillies and mares stakes will be contested at 1 1/16 miles.

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  • Sligo Bay, winning the Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Sligo Bay Returns in Tanforan Handicap

    Grade I stakes winner Sligo Bay hopes to tune up for the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap with a victory in the $100,000 Tanforan Handicap at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

  • Youbet.com Reports Record Monthly Handle

    Online wagering firm Youbet.com announced Thursday that monthly handle for January totaled more than $20 million, representing the largest monthly handle since the company began accepting wagers in 1997.

  • Pari-Mutuel Pull-Tab Proposal in Indiana Lacks Unanimity

    Legislation to legalize pari-mutuel pull-tabs could mean solid footing for Churchill Downs-owned Hoosier Park and upstart Indiana Downs, all interest groups in Indiana are not in agreement at how the bill is structured.