NEW YORK (AP) -- Foiled Again, harness racing's richest pacer with $6.1 million in career earnings, landed post No. 3 for Yonkers Raceway's final of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series. [more]
From his perch with a panoramic view of the world's most famous racetrack, the new voice of Churchill Downs will sit out one of the most anticipated moments of the tradition-soaked Kentucky Derby. Larry Collmus will try to tune out ''My Old Kentucky Home'' while the crowd of 160,000-plus sings along and the thoroughbreds take to the Churchill Downs track. ''So I'll introduce 'My Old Kentucky Home,' but I won't listen to it.'' Collmus, 47, has called the past three Derbys for millions of people watching on NBC Sports, but this will be the first time his voice will be heard by the thousands at the track for the 140th Kentucky Derby on May 3. The previous track announcer stepped aside last year.
Two-time Eclipse champion Beholder won the $75,000 Santa Lucia Stakes by 5¼ lengths in her 4-year-old debut at Santa Anita on Sunday, closing day of the track's winter meet. Ridden by Gary Stevens, Beholder ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.67 and paid $2.20, $2.10 and $2.10 as the heavy favorite in the field of five older fillies and mares. The victory, worth $48,300, increased Beholder's career earnings to $3,123,300, with nine wins in 13 starts. Beholder had been idle since winning the Breeders' Cup Distaff in November, with trainer Richard Mandella wanting to freshen up her. [more]
01/15/1998 - Pensive Lady breaking her maiden at Tampa Bay Downs