May 18, 1993 |
Genuine Risk's first live foal was back at his mother's side after undergoing minor intestinal surgery. The chestnut colt, a son of Rahy, was born Saturday to the 1980 Kentucky Derby winner, but a clog was discovered in his intestinal tract Sunday night. Genuine Risk, one of only three fillies to win the Derby, had never produced a live foal. She was bred in 1982 to Triple Crown winner Secretariat, but she produced a stillborn colt.
May 6, 1995
Two thumbs up to Wayne Lukas for running Serena's Song in the Kentucky Derby, and two big thumbs down to Bill Christine's column calling for Lukas to run her in the Kentucky Oaks instead. Running in the Oaks is common sense, easy money for a great filly, but skipping the Oaks and winning the Kentucky Derby is about doing the wrong thing at the right time. It's a genuine risk, but somebody's got to take it. DOUG M. LITTLETON San Marino I know nothing of horses, only a little of the ballet.
May 11, 2003 |
Less than two weeks after winning her debut, Wacky Patty will try to win the first 2-year-old stakes of 2003 on the Southern California calendar today at Hollywood Park. Owned and trained by Jim Chapman, the Formal Dinner filly will have eight opponents in the $75,000-added Nursery at five furlongs.
December 24, 2012 |
Jack Klugman wasn't just known for his acting ability. He loved horses and horse racing. His death Monday in Woodland Hills at the age of 90 comes after he visited the race track several months ago, according to trainer Barry Abrams, who co-owns three horses with Klugman. They are offspring of Klugman's broodmare, Sci Fi Kin , who was sold in January. "He just loved being at the track," Abrams said. "He comes, makes bets and sits all day. That was his life -- horses and show business.
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May 18, 1989 |
While Laffit Pincay was debating whether to ride Houston or Bayakoa Saturday, Ron McAnally was trying to help. "I looked around for another race, something that wouldn't conflict with the Preakness, but I couldn't find anything," said McAnally, who trains Bayakoa. So Bayakoa will run Saturday in the Hawthorne Handicap at Hollywood Park with Pincay aboard. Houston will undergo a switch in jockeys, from Pincay to Angel Cordero, for the 114th Preakness at Pimlico. That is not exactly a vote a confidence for Houston, Pincay opting for a minor stake in California when he has the chance to ride a speed horse--the kind that occasionally steals off and wins the Preakness.
April 29, 1999 |
Trainer Bob Baffert indicated Wednesday night, at the post-position draw, that his filly, Excellent Meeting, will run in Saturday's Kentucky Derby. "She will run in the Derby," Baffert said, but left himself an out by adding: "I've been known to change my mind." A full field of 20 horses was drawn, with Excellent Meeting getting a favorable No. 6 post.