Gygistar makes his eagerly anticipated return to the races in Sunday's $100,000 Deputy Minister Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.
Composure will seek to avenge her loss to Elloluv in December's Hollywood Starlet in Sunday's $200,000 Las Virgenes (gr. I) at Santa Anita.
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 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.
Battle Won put in a sustained drive under jockey Willie Martinez to win a contentious maiden special weight race for 3-year-olds Friday at the Fair Grounds.
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.
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, 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.
With the loss of Vindication, Kafwain is suddenly trainer Bob Baffert's big gun. The impressive winner of the San Vicente, Kafwain has also assumed the position at the top of Steve Haskin's contenders' list.
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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.
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.
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.
Mary Lou Wootton, who bred Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner and champion Silver Charm, died in her sleep Feb. 3
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