Following a half-mile work over the main track at Saratoga July 20, Mylute was confirmed as a starter for the $600,000 Jim Dandy (gr. II). So Many Ways and Delaunay were also on the tab for trainer Tom Amoss.
- By Dan Liebman
Chicago, IL Did you consider the Illinois Derby for King of the Roxy? Irwin:
Runway Rosie goes for her third successive victory with the services of the country's leading money-winning jockey in Garrett Gomez when she faces her toughest career test in Sunday's $459,250 Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) at Hollywood Park.
Hobeau Farm's homebred Swap Fliparoo closed with a rush along the inside to defeat 12 rivals in the $250,000 Darley Test (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at Saratoga Race Course Saturday.
The Southern California shipper Leave Me Alone was in a class by herself in Saturday's Test (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs, romping to a front-running victory by 7 3/4 lengths over a quality group of opponents.
Trainer Patrick Biancone gave Michael Tabor's Sense of Style a final four-furlong breeze on the Saratoga main track prior to her start in the $250,000 Test (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs.
Hill 'n' Dale announced Wednesday that the farm has purchased a majority interest in Lady Tak, a multiple grade I-winning 5-year-old mare from Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt.
- By Steve Haskin
Stud farms interested in standing Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Fusaichi Pegasus currently are in the process of making their offers to representatives of owner Fusao Sekiguchi.
Society Selection unleashed a big sweeping move around the turn to win the $250,000 Test for 3-year-old fillies in a muddy romp Saturday at Saratoga Race Course, giving jockey Edgar Prado a sweep of the grade I stakes on the day.
A group of a dozen 3-year-old fillies will vie Saturday in the 79th running of the $250,000 Test Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course. Headlined by Friendly Michelle and Society Selection, the field will go seven furlongs on a surface that could prove wet -- given a stormy upstate New York forecast for the Spa's opening weekend.
Marylou Whitney Stable's Bird Town established herself as a leader in the 3-year-old filly division this spring wirh wins in the Kentucky Oaks and Acorn, both grade I's. She will face seven rivals in Saturday's Test Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga.
You, a winner of four grade I races this year, will not race again in 2002.
- By Steve Haskin
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Oaklawn Jockey Club has purchased the assets of Turf Catering Inc., its longtime food service provider.
Elmer and Harriet Heubeck, longtime Florida owners, breeders, and farm managers, have sold the remaining 150 acres of the original Quail Roost Farm in Reddick, Fla.
Trainer Bob Baffert and owner Mike Pegram took their show on the road to Prairie Meadows Monday evening, signing autographs and playing before an enthusiastic crowd. Their Captain Steve kept his end of the bargain, winning the $250,000 Iowa Derby at 1-5.
Amerman Racing's Happyanunoit scored a three-length victory in the $250,000 Beverly Hills Handicap (gr. IT) Saturday at Hollywood Park.
Tiznow, a full brother to Budroyale, followed up his May maiden win by upsetting the field in the $134,250 Affirmed Handicap at Hollywood Park Saturday.
Michael Tabor's Montjeu rallied to a five-length win over Daring Miss in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud Sunday.
Mark Guidry became the 36th jockey to win 4,000 races.
Handicap division heavyweights Behrens and Lemon Drop Kid will renew their rivalry in Tuesday's $500,000 Suburban Handicap.
The House Banking and Financial Services Committee passed the federal Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act.
A change in post times to 5:00 p.m. (ET) for Friday through Monday has had a negative effect on River Downs.
Crimplene solidified her status as Europe's top 3-year-old filly with a convincing 2 1/2-length victory in Friday's Coronation Stakes (Eng-I).
In the paddocks of picture-perfect Stonerside Farm near Paris, Ky., the radiant glow from the faces of owners Robert and Janice McNair is powerful enough to warm most of Central Kentucky.
Keeper Hill and Rings a Chime, both of whom were grade I winners in Kentucky, have been retired from racing after disappointing added-money efforts.
The trainers of Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus and Peter Pan Stakes runner-up Unshaded still have not made decisions on whether their colts will compete in the June 10 Belmont Stakes.
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