Headlines for Saturday, August 14, 2004

  • Poker Night Nets $48,000 for Dan Hendricks

    A poker night Aug. 14 at Ocean's 11 Casino netted approximately $48,000 for the family of Dan Hendricks, the popular veteran conditioner who was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident in July.

  • Blackdoun, left, wins the La Jolla Handicap, Saturday at Del Mar.

    Blackdoun Kicks Home Late in La Jolla

    Blackdoun, a colt who chased some good ones in France, won his second stakes race in as many tries at Del Mar this summer, taking the La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIT) for 3-year-olds Saturday.

  • Kent Desormeaux, aboard Kicken Kris, right, yells at Jamie Spencer aboard Powerscout (10) just after the finish of the Arlington Million.

    Kicken Kris Awarded Arlington Million Victory

    For the second consecutive year, the winner of the Arlington Million (gr. IT) was disqualified when Powerscourt, ridden by Jamie Spencer, was taken down for starting a chain of events in the stretch that stewards ruled cost K

  • Another Happy Ending for Kitten's Joy

    Kitten's Joy, who won his fifth stakes race on the grass this year – all at different tracks – proved that he's the leader of the nation's 3-year-old turf division with a convincing stakes-record win in the $400,000 Secretariat (gr. IT) Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Ramon Dominguez gives Better Talk Now a pat on the back after winning the Sword Dancer Stakes, Saturday at Saratoga.

    Better Talk Now Speaks Up in Sword Dancer

    Bushwood Stable's Better Talk Now picked a fine spot to earn his first victory of the 2004 season, taking the $500,000 Sword Dancer Handicap (gr. IT) in his first grade I attempt on the grass at Saratoga Race Course Saturday.

  • Ender's Sister Faces Local Fillies at Monmouth

    With half the field boasting victories over the track, there's plenty of local angles to Sunday's 80th running of the $200,000 Monmouth Breeders' Cup Oaks (gr. II) at Oceanport, N.J.

  • 2005 Foal Production to Remain Steady

    The Jockey Club projects a North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 37,200 in 2005, equivalent to the forecast for this year.

  • Biszantz to Serve Fourth Term as Chairman of TOBA

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has re-elected Gary Biszantz as chairman of its board of trustees. It will mark the fourth term for Biszantz. The action was taken Aug. 13 during the organization's annual board meeting in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.