Headlines for Tuesday, July 20, 2004

  • Palos Verdes winner Bluesthestandard among contenders in this weekend's Crosby Handicap.

    Bing Crosby Contenders Work at Del Mar

    A trio of potential runners for Sunday's 59th edition of the grade I, $250,000 Bing Crosby Breeders' Cup Handicap put in final tuneups Tuesday morning for the race named for one of the founders of the seaside track.

  • California Star Free House Dies

    Free House, one of the best Cal-breds of all time and a two-time Horse of the Year in the Golden State for Trudy McCaffery and John Toffan, died Monday.

  • Account Betting Poised to Move Ahead in Jersey

    The New Jersey Racing Commission expects to consider a "participation agreement" for distribution of revenue from account and off-track wagering at an Aug. 18 meeting at which the stakeholders are expected to apply for a license to begin account betting.

  • Wood Memorial winner Tapit may run in the Haskell.

    Tapit May Return in Haskell Invitational

    Winchell Thoroughbreds' Tapit, winner of the Wood Memorial (gr. I), may make his next start in the $1 million Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Monmouth on Aug. 8, racing manager David Fiske said Tuesday.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Taking Care of Business

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- This is supposed to be the time of year when the racing world starts talking Saratoga and Del Mar, and the search begins for the hot 2-year-olds who look like they could be Triple Crown prospects 10 months from now.

  • A Real Horseman

    <i>By Steve Montemarano</i> -- His quick sentences are a collage of racing history. Looking into Jimmy Croll's blue eyes, one senses sincerity. He puts you at ease, and his uncomplicated approach to both people and horses becomes clear. When in Croll's company, there's no struggle to make conversation. Heck no. It's a straight-up affair.