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Jockey, three horses elected to Hall of Fame


Jockey, three horses elected to hall of fame

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Randy Romero, Point Given, Azeri and Best Pal were elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame on Friday.

Romero, 52, won 4,294 races from 1973-99. They included 122 graded stakes and Breeders' Cup races aboard regular rides Go for Wand and Personal Ensign. His mounts earned purses of about $75 million.

Point Given won nine of his 13 starts and was named 2001 horse of the year. He finished fifth in the Kentucky Derby but won the Preakness and Belmont. He then won the Haskell and Travers, becoming the first to win four consecutive races with $1 million purses.

Azeri was horse of the year in 2002 and retired first in earnings among females (since broken by Zenyatta) with $4,079,820. She won 17 of 24 races, including 11 Grade 1 stakes.

Best Pal won 18 of 47 starts. In 1991, he was second in the Derby before winning the Swaps Stakes and beating older stars Twilight Agenda and Unbridled in the Pacific Classic. As a 4-year-old, he won the San Fernando, Charles H. Strub Stakes, Santa Anita Handicap and Oaklawn Handicap in succession.

Metropolitan Mile: Quality Road and Musket Man head the eight-horse field for Monday's Grade I $500,000 race at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.


Most U.S. starters to see action today

U.S. coach Bob Bradley said he expects to use most of his regular starters today against Turkey in Philadelphia, the second-to-last friendly before the World Cup. Many were rested for Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Czechs, including Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard and Jozy Altidore.

Europe: Jose Mourinho is set to become coach of Spain's Real Madrid, leaving Inter Milan a few days after leading the Italian club to the Champions League title. Madrid will pay $19 million in compensation. Madrid's last Champions title came in 2002. It spent large sums on Ronaldo, Kaka and Benzema but has lost its first knockout game two straight years. Manuel Pelligrini was fired Wednesday.

Et cetera

Boxing: WBC heavyweight champ Vitali Klitschko will have a 23-pound advantage over Albert Sosnow­ski for today's title fight in Germany. Klitschko (39-2, 37 knockouts) weighed 247. Sosnowski, who weighed 224, is 45-2-1 with 27 knockouts but has not faced anyone near Klitschko's caliber.

Cycling: Ivan Basso took the lead at the Giro d'Italia, one of the top races after the Tour de France, by finishing second to Michele Scarponi in the mountainous 19th stage. The Italian leads Spain's Arroyo Duran by 51 seconds with two stages left.

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