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2002 Features...

12/26/02 - 2002 Year in Review
A look back at the events, big races, and losses for the year.

12/26/02 - Review: Thoroughbred Times Racing Almanac
This belongs on every racing fan's desk. So much useful information in such a convenient, compact form. Great bang for your buck and we strongly recommend it to everybody involved in racing.

12/16/02 - 2002 Hong Kong International Races
Long shots abound in this year's runnings of the Hong Kong Cup, Vase, Mile, and Sprint.

12/02/02 - Review: Black Winning Jockeys in the Kentucky Derby
by James Robert Saunders and Monica Renae Saunders. An excellent work for racing fans, especially those with a strong interest in the history of the Kentucky Derby.

12/07/02 - 2002 Sovereign Awards
Canada's year end championships were awarded on Saturday evening with Wake At Noon winning Horse of the Year. Given for outstanding achievement in Canadian racing, these are their equivalent of the Eclipse Awards in the United States.

12/02/02 - Review: Run, Baby, Run
'What Every Owner, Breeder, and Handicapper Should Know About Lasix in Racehorses' by Bill Heller. For those who want to understand the science behind the drug and the history of the politics that led to its use.

12/01/02 - Holiday Shopping Online
Where to shop online for racing gifts plus my picks for best gift items this year.

11/27/02 - Graded Stakes for 2003
Which races for next year have been increased or decreased in grade by the American Graded Stakes Committee.

11/23/02 - Tote System Scandal Update
Details of the ongoing investigation into the Breeders' Cup Pick Six ticket alteration scandal. Chris Harn admists he did it!

11/18/02 - Review: Seabiscuit
An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand. The masterpiece that launched the current wave of new horse racing books. An excellent book currently being made into a movie.

11/12/02 - Tote System Scandal Update
Details of the ongoing investigation into the Breeders' Cup Pick Six ticket alteration scandal. The three suspects turned themselves in to the FBI today.

11/12/02 - Review: Racing to the Table
A Culinary Tour of Sporting America by Margaret Guthrie. Recipes for your favorite race track food interwoven with historical and cultural information about the tracks they come from.

11/01/02 - Tote System Trustworthy?
Can we still trust the tote system? Details of the ongoing investigation into the Breeders' Cup Pick Six ticket alteration scandal.

10/31/02 - Review: Finished Lines
A Collection of Memorable Writing on Thoroughbred Racing edited by Frank Scatoni. This collection of classic racing articles is highly recommended for any racing fan.

10/28/02 - Breeders' Cup Wagering
A new record was set for total handle but an investigation has been requested into the unsual circumstances surrounding the 6 winning Pick 6 tickets, all purchased at the same OTB in New York.

10/27/02 - Breeders' Cup Supplements
This year 12 horses supplemented yielding 2 wins and 2 thirds, while the rest failed to earn back their supplement fees. Check out all the past supplements, what they paid, and what they earned plus the details on the supplemental process.

10/26/02 - Breeders' Cup Results
Azeri makes her case for Horse of the Year while Volponi is a HUGE upset winner in the Classic. Results and photos for all the races.

10/24/02 - Breeders' Cup Workouts
Lots of photos from the Thursday and Friday morning workouts at Arlington Park.

10/23/02 - Breeders' Cup Entries
Entries and post positions for the Breeders' Cup.

10/19/02 - Breeders' Crown Results
Get the results plus for all 8 championship races run at Woodbine on Saturday night. Big winners included Art Major, Cameron Hall, Kadabra, and Broadway Hall.

10/17/02 - Breeders' Cup Pre-Entries
104 horses, including 23 from Europe and 12 supplemental entries, have been pre-entered for the 2002 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. Get all the info on the pre-entered horses here.

10/15/02 - Breeders' Crown Entries
Post positions were drawn Tuesday for the 8 Breeders' Crown championship races to be held at Woodbine on Saturday evening for the 2 and 3 year old harness horses. Entries and odds available here.

10/10/02 - Top Breeders' Cup Books and Videos
The Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships are horse racing's biggest day of the year. Here are some books and videos to help you relive the past runnings or get ready for this year's running.

10/09/02 - Review: Crushing the Cup 2002
The Handicapper's Guide to Breeders' Cup XIX by Jim Mazur and Peter Mallett. An essential tool for anyone trying to handicap the Breeders' Cup races.

10/03/02 - Review: Exterminator
by Eva Jolene Boyd. An excellent biography of one of the great "iron horses" of all time. He carried weights as high as 140 pounds over distances of up to 2 1/4 miles, race conditions unheard of today.

09/29/02 - Canadian International Results
Irish 3-year-old Ballingarry wins over Falcon Flight on an incredibly slow yielding turf. Fraulein takes the E.P. Taylor Stakes to make it a European sweep. Results, charts, and photos here.

09/26/02 - Canadian International Entries
Woodbine hosts two major Breeders' Cup turf preps on Sunday: the Canadian International at 1 1/2 miles for the males and the E.P. Taylor Stakes at 1 1/4 miles for the females.

09/25/02 - Breeders' Cup Hits and Near Misses
Tiznow became the fifth dual winner of a Breeders' Cup race last year when he won the Classic for the second straight year. Check out the dual winners, near misses, and winners who have winning offspring.

09/24/02 - Review: Olds Friends
A great new book from Barabara Livingston featuring photos of and essays about some classy old racehorses in their senior years. Excellent pictures and heart-felt writing make this an enjoyable book.

09/18/02 - Breeders' Cup Challenge Contest
This online contest has a grand prize of $10,000 plus over 50 other prizes you can win including four trips to the DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship.

09/17/02 - Breeders' Cup Future Bet Pool Four
This time the 2-year-old races are featured with the Bessemer Trust Juvenile and the Juvenile Fillies. Get the betting interests, odds, and past performances here.

09/12/02 - Breeders' Cup Preview
It is now less than 45 days to the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Arlington Park in Chicago. Check out the current top contenders in each division with photos and info on each. Updated regularly as more info becomes available.

09/08/02 - 2002 Atto Mile Results
Wally Dollase trainee Good Journey captures the Atto Mile at Woodbine by a length over 55-1 Chopinina. Get the full results, charts, and photos here!

09/02/02 - All American Futurity Results
Favorite AB What A Runner took the 44th running of Quarter Horse racing's richest and most prestigious race on Labor Day. Get results, charts, and a photo here.

08/31/02 - Metro Pace and Canadian Pacing Derby
Real Desire takes the Derby while local hero Sir Luck scores a mild upset in the Metro Pace. Get results, charts, and photos here.

08/30/02 - All American Futurity Post Positions
Post positions, program numbers, and morning line odds for the All American Futurity and Derby.

08/30/02 - All American Futurity Preview
Eighth and final in a series profiling the qualifiers for the $2 million race at Ruidoso on Labor Day. This time we have info about the post position draw and a profile of the final qualifier, Eye Opening Episode.

08/29/02 - All American Futurity Preview
Seventh in a series profiling the qualifiers for the $2 million race at Ruidoso on Labor Day. This time we have info about country singer Toby Keith and his horse The Down Side, 9th fastest qualifier for the All American Futurity.

08/28/02 - All American Futurity Preview
Sixth in a series profiling the qualifiers for the $2 million race at Ruidoso on Labor Day. This time we have info about the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale and 8th fastest qualifier Andthebeatgoeson.

08/28/02 - Metro Pace and Canadian Pacing Derby
Saturday night at Woodbine some of the best older pacers and the budding 2-year-old stars will come to compete in the $1.1 million Metro Pace and the $845,500 Canadian Pacing Derby. Get entries, posts, and odds for both races here.

08/27/02 - Breeders' Cup Future Bet
The fields have been set for this weekend's Breeders' Cup Future Bet Pool featuring the Classic, Distaff, and Sprint. Get the fields, odds, and past performances.

08/27/02 - All American Futurity Preview
Fifth in a series profiling the qualifiers for the $2 million race at Ruidoso on Labor Day. This time we have info about the special events scheduled at Ruidoso and 7th fastest qualifier First Place Queen.

08/26/02 - Pacific Classic Results
Came Home wins in an upset while War Emblem toils home sixth. Get the results, chart, and photos here.

08/26/02 - All American Futurity Preview
Fourth in a series profiling the qualifiers for the $2 million race at Ruidoso on Labor Day. This time we have info about the All American Daily Double contest which you can enter online plus sixth fastest qualifier Meteoric.

08/25/02 - Travers Weekend Stakes Results
Medaglia d'Oro wins the Travers in the slop over Repent. Get the results, chart, and photos for this and four other stakes races from the weekend here.

08/23/02 - All American Futurity Preview
Third in a series profiling the qualifiers for the $2 million race at Ruidoso on Labor Day. This time we have the third, fourth, and fifth fastest qualifiers: Silvered Eyes, Special Red Warrior, and Flys R Streakin.

08/22/02 - All American Futurity Preview
Second in a series profiling the qualifiers for the $2 million race at Ruidoso on Labor Day. Up next is second fastest qualifier and winner of the Rainbow Futurity First to Flash.

08/21/02 - All American Futurity Preview
First in a series profiling the qualifiers for the $2 million race at Ruidoso on Labor Day. First up is AB What A Runner who had the fastest qualifying time, breaking a 19 year old track record.

08/19/02 - Sunday Silence 1986 - 2002
He finally lost his battle with laminitis today and died of heart failure. He will be missed by many. Obituaries, biographies, and more.

08/17/02 - Beat Hollow wins the Arlington Million
He took the main event of the International Festival of Racing by a nose over Sarafan. Golden Apples won the Beverly D. and Chiselling won the Secretariat. Results, charts, and photos here.

08/14/02 - Review: Rascals and Racehorses
Gives racing fans a look into the colorful characters that add much to the entertainment value of the sport of Thoroughbred racing. New and long time fans of racing alike will find this book's steady stream of anecdotes to be very difficult to put down.

08/11/02 - Pat Day breaks the jockey earnings record
Pat Day surpassed the recently retired Chris McCarron as the all-time leader in earnings, reaching the $264,580,968 mark with his victory in the Sword Dancer at Saratoga.

08/10/02 - Breeders' Stakes Results
As expected, turf specialists Portcullis and El Sorano far outclassed the rest of the field in the final leg of Canada's Triple Crown. Results, charts, and photos here.

08/09/02 - Breeders' Cup Future Bet Pool Two
This time the races will be the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf, the Breeders' Cup Mile and the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf. Betting is open August 9-11 from 1-7pm Eastern. Get past performances and closing odds here.

08/04/02 - The Whitney and the Haskell
The two biggest races of the week were the Whitney Handicap at Saratoga and the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. Left Bank and War Emblem, respectively, came away the big winners. Get results, charts, and photos here.

07/28/02 - Ladies Weekend at Saratoga
Opening weekend at Saratoga was dominated by the distaffers with three graded stakes run for the fillies and mares. Results and photos here.

07/23/02 - Prince Ahmed bin Salman dies
The racing world was shocked Monday by the untimely death of the head of Thoroughbred Corporation. Only weeks after winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, he suffered a fatal heart attack.

07/22/02 - Breeders' Cup Seating and Tickets
Since there is no general admission this year, if you want to go to the Breeders' Cup at Arlington, you better have a ticket. There are still some left so find out how to get yours.

07/21/02 - Le Cinquieme Essai wins the Prince of Wales Stakes
Local hero Le Cinquieme Essai thrilled the Fort Erie fans by winning their biggest race of the year and the second leg of Canada's Triple Crown. Get details, charts, and photos here!

07/17/02 - Prince of Wales Stakes
The second leg of Canada's Triple Crown will be run on Sunday July 21st. Queen's Plate winner TJ's Lucky Moon is back to take on 11 rivals. Get entries, post positions, odds, and more.

07/17/02 - Review: War Admiral
by Edward L. Bowen. This book is recommended for all racing fans who want to look back at the past. It is eye-opening to see how different racing was back then compared to today.

07/11/02 - Review: My Racing Heart
"The Passionate World of Thoroughbreds and the Track" by Nan Mooney. Strongly recommended for all fans of racing who value the human-interest side of the sport.

07/10/02 - How to Calculate Odds and Payoffs
A handy chart of $2 wager payoffs for various odds plus how to calculate the exact odds for a win bet yourself from information available on the toteboard.

07/03/02 - Breeders' Cup Future Bet
July 4-7 is the first pool of the new Future Bet which will allow you to wager on the Classic, Distaff, and Sprint now and lock in your odds. 23 horses are available for each race plus the field which covers any other horse not listed.

07/02/02 - Del Mar Preview
The west coast equivalent of Saratoga, Del Mar is where the "surf meets the turf" every summer. Check out what is in store this year.

07/01/02 - Saratoga Preview
Saratoga is the summer place to be for horse racing fans. Here is a overview of the 2002 Spa meet.

06/30/02 - Review: Graveyard of Champions
Saratoga's Fallen Favorites by Bill Heller. Analysis of Saratoga's notorious jinx for heavy favorites brought to life in an entertaining series of historical narratives. A great book for any racing fan's library!

06/26/02 - Review: Ride of Their Lives
The Triumphs and Turmoil of Today's Top Jockeys by Lenny Shulman. An interesting look at the life stories, both on and off the track, of fourteen of the best riders in North America.

06/23/02 - Queen's Plate Results
T J's Lucky Moon wins in a shocking 82-1 upset over Anglian Prince and Forever Grand while favorite Ford Every Stream finished fourth. Prince and Princess Michael of Kent were in attendance to award the trophy. Results, photos, charts, and more!

06/22/02 - North America Cup Results
Red River Hanover wins over Mach Three to give trainer Bill Robinson a 1-2 finish in this $1.5 million race for pacers. Results, chart, and photos for this race and the three undercard stakes.

06/20/02 - Queen's Plate Entries
A field of 14 was entered for Canada's equivalent to the Kentucky Derby with Shaw's Creek set as the morning line favorite. Get post positions, past performances, and more.

06/19/02 - Review: Stud: Adventures in Racing
by Kevin Conley. "The Kentucky Derby is often called the most exciting two minutes in sports; Storm Cat is probably its most expensive thirty seconds." A thorough yet entertaining look at the breeding of racehorses and the people involved in the business.

06/18/02 - North America Cup
The North America Cup at Woodbine, one of the most important races on the continent for three year old pacers, will be run Saturday night June 22nd. Get the entries, post positions, and more for the big race.

06/11/02 - Queen's Plate Preview
Now that the American Triple Crown is over, the Canadian Triple Crown is just getting started. Here is some background info and a look at the top contenders for the Queen's Plate, the Canadian equivalent of the Kentucky Derby.

06/08/02 - Belmont Results
No Triple Crown winner this year as 70-1 shot Sarava wins the Belmont. War Emblem finished eighth. Photos, charts, and results here.

06/03/02 - Review: Horses of the Kentucky Derby
If you love racing and the Derby, you need a copy of this CDROM. Pictures, histories, video, and more for all the winners through Monarchos in 2001.

06/05/02 - Belmont Entries
Post positions are now drawn and a field of 12 will go to post with War Emblem, the even money favorite, breaking from post 10.

06/04/02 - Book Review: The Perfect Ride
An excellent autobiography of jockey Gary Stevens. You get not only a taste of what it's like to be a jockey, but insights on some of the best horses and trainers of the past twenty years.

06/03/02 - Review: Horses of the Kentucky Derby
If you love racing and the Derby, you need a copy of this CDROM. Pictures, histories, video, and more for all the winners through Monarchos in 2001.

05/30/02 - Book Review: Three Strides Before the Wire
"The Dark and Beautiful World of Horse Racing" by Elizabeth Mitchell. An excellent book about Charismatic's run for the Triple Crown and his troubled jockey Chris Antley.

05/30/02 - Patchen Beauty and Baby
Photos of the rare white thoroughbred and her new white colt born in April.

05/29/02 - Announcing Secretariat.com
The legendary Secretariat finally has his own official website.

05/29/02 - War Emblem Workout Pictures
He had his first serious work since the Preakness and breezed effortlessly. Lots of pictures from photographer Tina Hines.

05/22/02 - The Triple Crown
A look at the 12 horses who have won the Triple Crown plus the 42 near misses. Can War Emblem go all the way and join this elite group?

05/21/02 - Belmont Weather
Up to 15 day forecasts for New York plus weather radar. Will it rain on Belmont day?

05/21/02 - Belmont Fast Facts
Lots of stats and trivia about the Belmont

05/18/02 - Preakness Results and Photos
War Emblem wins! Get the full results, chart, photos, and more.

05/15/02 - Preakness Entries
Final entries with post positions, odds, and more

05/09/02 - Preakness Fast Facts
Lots of stats and trivia about the Preakness

05/08/02 - Preakness Contenders
Looks like the Preakness will have a full field this year and likely some who don't get in. Check out the latest list of horses who are currently pointing for the second jewel of the Triple Crown.

05/08/02 - Preakness Weather
Up to 15 day forecasts for Baltimore plus weather radar. Will it rain on Preakness day?

05/07/02 - Seattle Slew 1974 - 2002
Seattle Slew, the last living Triple Crown winner and oldest living Kentucky Derby winner, died Tuesday morning at Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington at age 28.

05/06/02 - More Kentucky Derby Photos
More Derby goodies with celebrities, backside pictures, scenery, and more.

05/04/02 - Kentucky Derby Results
War Emblem wins wire to wire! Get photos, results, and charts here.

05/03/02 - Kentucky Oak Results
Farda Amiga wins in a big upset! Get photos, results, and charts here.

05/01/02 - Kentucky Derby Entries
Post positions are drawn and as expected there is a full field of 20 with 4 addition entrants elminated by earnings. Check out the field for the 128th Kentucky Derby!

04/30/02 - Kentucky Oaks Entries
Ten fillies are entered in the 128th Kentucky Oaks with Take Charge Lady as the favorite. Other top contenders are You, Habibti, and Imperial Gesture. Get the full entries, odds, and past performances here.

04/30/02 - New Books for the Triple Crown Season
Quite a few new books have been released this spring to capitalize on the Triple Crown season. Here is a list of the latest ones with reviews of some and shopping info.

04/25/02 - John C. Mabee 1921 - 2002
John C. Mabee, a California racing icon and owner of Golden Eagle Farm along with his wife Betty, died Wednesday evening from the affects of a stroke he suffered on April 14th.

04/23/02 - Kentucky Derby Weather
Up to 15 day forecasts for Louisville plus weather radar. Will it rain on Derby day?

04/22/02 - Ogden Phipps 1908 - 2002
Ogden Phipps, owner and breeder of numerous champion horses, died today at age 93 in West Palm Beach, Florida, after a short illness. Champions he campaigned include Buckpasser, Easy Goer, and Personal Ensign.

04/17/02 - Book Review: Horse Racing's Holy Grail
"The Epic Quest for the Kentucky Derby" by Steve Haskin. Recommended for new fans wanting to learn some recent Derby history or planning to bet the Derby.

04/16/02 - Book Review: The Calumet Collection
"a History of the Calumet Trophies" by Judy Marchman and Tom Hall. Finally, a book documenting part of the collection and some of Calumet's greatest horses.

04/15/02 - Kentucky Derby Fast Facts
Lots of stats and trivia about the Derby

04/15/02 - Book Review: From the Desert to the Derby
"Inside the Ruling Family of Dubai's Billion-Dollar Quest to Win America's Greatest Horse Race" by Jason Levin. Strongly recommended for all fans of racing.

04/08/02 - Book Review: Horse of a Different Color
"A Tale of Breeding Geniuses, Dominant Females, and the Fastest Derby Winner Since Secretariat" by Jim Squires. An entertaining account of the events that lead to Monarchos becoming the Kentucky Derby winner in 2001.

04/04/02 - Late Triple Crown Nominees Announced
12 additional horses were nominated for a $6,000 fee in the late nominations which closed on March 30th. This brings the total number of nominees up to 417.

03/30/02 - Queen Mum gone at age 101
England's "First Lady of the Turf" passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 30th. She was a long time supporter of racing and its related charities and will be missed by many.

3/28/02 - Derby Tickets and Security Rules
You had to figure security would be tighter this year, but you may be surprised at all the new restrictions on what you can bring into the track. If you are going this year, be sure to read the last section of this article.

03/18/02 - Dubai World Cup Entries
The Dubai World Cup is March 23rd and here are the final entries and post positions plus the entries for all the undercard races. Updated to include results and photos!

03/15/02 - Busy Derby Prep Weekend
This weekend should have more impact on the field for the Derby than any so far with five big preps on tap. Top prospects Siphonic and Harlan's Holiday are running along with several other highly regarded horses.

03/12/02 - Review: Woodbine Layoffs
This useful book contains detailed trainer statistics compiled over a number of years for the Woodbine trainer colony, providing proven trainer angles to use when handicapping.

02/18/02 - Eclipse Award Winners
The winners for 2001 were finally announced Monday evening and Point Given took Horse of the Year and Champion 3-Year-Old Colt honors. Find out all the winners with photos and articles for most.

02/15/02 - Moni Maker's first baby
Moni Maker, two time Horse of the Year and richest female racehorse ever of any breed, delivered her first foal on February 10th, a bay filly by Valley Victory.

02/10/02 - 2002 Triple Crown Nominations
A total of 405 three-year-olds, including 14 fillies and 9 geldings, were nominated in the early nominations which closed on January 19th. Get the complete list sorted by name, sire, trainer, or owner.

02/05/02 - 2002 Kentucky Derby Contenders
An early look at some of the top probables for this year's Kentucky Derby.

02/02/02 - O'Brien Awards
February 2nd the annual championships honouring outstanding achievement in Canadian harness racing were awarded and Horse of the Year went to Bettors Delight. Find out more about all the winners along with photos.

01/31/02 - The Moneymaker
Review of a hand-held "computer" for quickly handicapping races off the Daily Racing Form or track program past performances.

01/29/02 - Experimental Free Handicap
The rankings have been released and the dual qualifiers are now known. Check out the top weight colts and fillies and who made the cut for dual qualifier.

01/23/02 - Year of the Horse Stamps
New Zealand Post has issued a wonderful set of six race horse stamps, including Sunline and Ethereal, to commemorate the Chinese Year of the Horse which begins on February 12th. Check out the stamps and how to order a set.

01/10/02 - Eclipse Award Finalists
The finalists for 2001 were announced on January 10th with Point Given, Tiznow, and Johannesburg up for Horse of the Year honors. Check out the finalists for each category including stats and past performances and make your choice.

01/03/02 - Triple Crown Trail 2002
The first Derby of the year has already been run at Calder. Check out the schedule of Triple Crown prep races for this year. Results will be added all spring as races are run.

01/01/02 - Naming a Thoroughbred
Their official birthdays are today. Find out all the rules governing the naming and registration of a Thoroughbred.

12/27/01 - 2001 Year in Review
A look back at the important events of the year in racing. The big news stories, important people, and results of major races.

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