Headlines for Sunday, August 1, 2004

  • Owner Guenther Wins $2.1 Million Pick Six

    A California and Del Mar record Pick Six payoff was set Aug. 1 when a single ticket containing all six winners, held mostly by Desperado Stables owner Scott Guenther, was worth $2,100,117.

  • Choctaw Nation remains unbeaten with gritty win in the San Diego Handicap, Sunday at Del Mar.

    Choctaw Nation Ruins 'Perfect' Return

    Robert Bone's undefeated Choctaw Nation earned his reservation for the $1 million Pacific Classic (gr. I) with a powerful rally to mow down Pleasantly Perfect and capture the $250,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar Sunday.

  • Retired Rider Mario Verge to Join MJC Office

    Mario Verge, who retired from riding during the Pimlico spring meet, has joined the Maryland Jockey Club racing office. The 39-year old won 2,118 races in his 23-year career for purses exceeding $31 million.

  • Azeri becomes money-winningest mare with Go for Wand victory.

    'Wand Win Puts Azeri in League of Her Own

    Azeri's victory over Sightseek in the $245,000 Go for Wand Handicap (gr. I) Sunday at Saratoga Race Course not only erased many doubts about her recent form, it also made her the richest mare of all time.

  • Powerscourt Upset in German Group I

    Ferdinand Leve's German homebred Intendant successfully fended off the Irish invasion of Susan Magnier's Powerscourt with a well-timed closing kick to capture the Grosser Preis Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (Ger-I) at Munich Sunday.

  • Efficacy of Common Anti-Ulcer Medications in Racehorses

    <P>Gastric ulcers are so common in racing horses that many equine practitioners maintain their racing patients on anti-ulcer medications to prevent and treat gastric ulcers. Reports in the literature place the percentage of racing horses in training with endoscopically visible gastric ulcers at grater than 80%. Unfortunately, despite the variety of anti-u...