December 2, 1993 |
Trainer Richard Mandella didn't throw his binoculars, and storm out of the racetrack That's what Bobby Frankel did at Hollywood Park in June, when he felt a poor ride by Kent Desormeaux cost Jolphya a chance to win the Beverly Hills Handicap. And the Beverly Hills was only a $300,000 race. When Desormeaux misjudged the finish line in Sunday's Japan Cup, choking off Kotashaan's stretch rally, the race was worth $3.6 million.
November 25, 1991 |
Had the breeding market been better this year, Golden Pheasant might have been sent to stud. If the 5-year-old horse's 1991 record had been better, he probably would have run in the Breeders' Cup. Winless this year, Golden Pheasant didn't have the credentials to get into the Breeders' Cup Turf at Churchill Downs on Nov. 2. So he was sent to Tokyo, and on Sunday he won the $2.
November 25, 1992 |
Trade watchers say they hate to nag, but there's another industry where the Japanese don't compete fairly: horse racing. In 1990, Japan led the world in money awarded to winners of horse races--$765 million. However, Japan limited to 35% the number of races where foreign horses could compete this year. The United States has no such limits, the General Accounting Office said in a report to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
March 26, 2011 |
Facing match point and feeling lousy, Andy Roddick bent over behind the baseline with his hands on his thighs, looking like someone desperately needing to take a seat in the shade. That's where he was headed one point later. An ailing Roddick lost his opening match Saturday in the Sony Ericsson Open at Key Biscayne, Fla., to Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, 6-4, 7-6 (4). Two-time champion Roddick requested three visits from a trainer in the second set and said he had trouble breathing because of chest congestion.
June 16, 1992 |
The trumpets blare, and the horses spring out of their gates. The Nippon Derby is on. Astrogate, offspring of the legendary American racehorse Secretariat, soon falls behind. Mihono Bourbon, however, is the real favorite. A crowd of 162,647, packed in and around the grandstand like commuters on a rush-hour train, roar their approval as he pulls away from the pack for an easy win. So, Mihono Bourbon's owner gets the $1.3-million purse, the biggest of the year.