Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Smarty Jones probably will be retired for breeding after running three more races this year, the son of the horse's owners said.
Mike Chapman said the 3-year-old colt will race in the Pennsylvania Derby at Philadelphia Park on Sept. 6, the Jockey Club Gold Cup at New York's Belmont Park on Oct. 2 and the Breeders' Cup Classic at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Tex., on Oct. 30.
If Smarty Jones won all three races, he would become the leading money-earner in North American racing history with about $11 million. Cigar tops the list with $9.9 million, while Smarty Jones has earned about $7.6 million.
Chapman said his parents, Roy and Patricia, are leaning toward retiring Smarty Jones after the Breeders' Cup because it would cost more than $1 million to insure him if he kept running next year. The horse's value has skyrocketed since he won the Derby and Preakness and finished second in the Belmont Stakes, falling just short of becoming the first Triple Crown winner in 26 years.
* COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Suspended Cincinnati coach Bob Huggins was ordered to attend an alcohol education course after pleading no contest to a charge that he was driving drunk last week.
Magistrate John Holschuh Jr. of the Fairfax (Ohio) Mayor's Court found Huggins guilty and ordered him to pay a $350 fine plus court costs and attend the three-day state-certified intervention program. Holschuh suspended a six-month jail sentence and $650 of a $1,000 fine provided that Huggins complete the other requirements.
Huggins also can't drive for 15 days, after which he will be limited to driving to and from work, for medical purposes, or other special circumstances for the remainder of a six-month period, said village lawyer Alan Abes. . . .
The woman whose lawsuit led to the firing of Ohio State coach Jim O'Brien received threatening phone calls and had her tires slashed, said her lawyer, Jeffrey Lucas.
Kathleen Salyers sued two Ohio State boosters last year, testifying in an April deposition that she never received the $1,000 per month plus expenses she had been promised for housing Boban Savovic, a player on the Buckeyes' Final Four team in 1998-99.
* COLLEGE FOOTBALL: The University of Colorado president was criticized for refusing to condemn a vulgar anatomical reference allegedly used to describe a female player who says she was raped by a teammate.
University President Betsy Hoffman's comments in a federal court case sparked a fresh storm of protest surrounding Colorado's flagship school. A member of the Board of Regents and others said they were appalled by what they called Hoffman's lack of sensitivity. The comment came during a deposition this month in a lawsuit filed by three women who say they were sexually assaulted by football players in 2001.
* PRO FOOTBALL: The Baltimore Ravens have a new alternate home uniform in which black is the dominant color. Linebacker Ray Lewis helped design the uniform.
* PRO BASKETBALL: Marv Albert, the voice of the New York Knicks for four decades, is leaving the Madison Square Garden Networks, the cable television group said. . . .
Sam Cassell had surgery to repair torn cartilage in his hip, and his agent said the Minnesota Timberwolves point guard will recover in plenty of time for training camp.
* TENNIS: French Open runner-up Guillermo Coria picked up his first win on grass this season, beating Karol Beck, 6-3, 6-3, in the Ordina Open in Den Bosch, Netherlands.
-- From News Services