Headlines for Friday, September 8, 2006

  • Latent Heat Wins Opening Day Feature at Belmont

    Latent Heat, a promising 3-year-old trained by Hall of Famer Bobby Frankel, took charge midway on the turn and cruised to a 3-length victory Friday in the $50,000 allowance feature on opening day at Belmont Park.

  • Ruffian Field Full of Early Speed

    Sunday's Ruffian Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park features only five fillies, but the catch is the top three choices in the race all run their best when on the front end.

  • Furniture tycoon and Thoroughbred owner James McIngvale files suit alleging kickbacks and secret commissions.

    McIngvale Suit Charges Kickbacks to Trainer and Agents

    Prominent racing owner James McIngvale on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit in Texas that in part charged trainer Bob Baffert and Florida-based sales agents J.B. McKathan and Kevin McKathan with receiving secret commissions and kickbacks on "various Thoroughbred racehorses" the Houston furniture industrialist purchased at public auction.