Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

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.

Times wires

Jockey, three horses elected to Hall of Fame 05/28/10 [Last modified: Friday, May 28, 2010 9:26pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Hobart president among fans going to see Ali Marpet vs. Bills


    Bucs center Ali Marpet went to college at Hobart, just over 100 miles east of Buffalo, and the college's president will be among a large group of fans proudly driving over to see Marpet play as the Bucs face the Bills on Sunday.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Nick Folk (2) is congratulated by center Ali Marpet (74) after kicking a game-winning field goal during the second half of an NFL game between the New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. The Bucs won 25-23.
  2. Koetter: QB Jameis Winston will start Sunday vs. Bills


    After five days of uncertainty, Jameis Winston will be starting at quarterback on Sunday as the Bucs play at Buffalo, coach Dirk Koetter announced Friday afternoon.

    Bucs QB Jameis Winston, shown against the Patriots two weeks ago, will start Sunday at Buffalo after being sidelined with a shoulder injury last week. Dirk Koetter announced that he was starting after watching him throw at practice Friday.
  3. Florida football has become something to be endured, not enjoyed


    The Jim McElwain era at Florida is something to be endured, not enjoyed.

    Florida Gators defensive lineman Khairi Clark (54) leaves the field after the Florida Gators game against Texas A&M, at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, in Gainesville, Fla. The Florida Gators lost to the Texas A&M Aggies 17-16 MONICA HERNDON   |   Times
  4. Cannon Fodder podcast: Most important stat in Bucs-Bills game


    Greg Auman talks about the uncertainty at quarterback for the Bucs as they go to Buffalo in his latest Cannon Fodder podcast.

    Interceptions, such as this one by Brent Grimes against Arizona, will be the most important stat in Sunday's game.
  5. Dirk Koetter sounds Bucs alarm: 'They're the players that we have'


    The other day, Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith was asked about the lack of production and pressure from the defensive line, especially off the edge.

    Then it happened.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Vernon Hargreaves (28) takes the field for the start of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game against the New England Patriots on October 5, 2017 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.