Articles posted December 11, 2000

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

More Breeding Rights Sold in Storm Cat

Following on the heels of a reported 10 lifetime breeding rights sold in Storm Cat in 1999 to the John Magnier-controlled Coolmore operation, Ric Waldman, syndicate manager for W.T. Young's Overbrook Farm, has confirmed more breeding rights in North America's leading sire have been sold in 2000. Waldman would not disclose exactly how many breeding rights have been sold, or who they have been sold to, however, he did say a total of 25 lifetime breeding rights have been sold in the last two years.

Tampa Bay's Stall Denial Upheld by Court

Tampa Bay Downs and the local horsemen's association will be in court Tuesday morning. The track is accused of punishing Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association officers who were involved in a bitter contract battle last year.

Barretts Steps Up Drug-Testing at Juvenile Sale

Barretts sales company plans to introduce additional drug testing procedures beginning with its 2001 March select sale of 2-year-olds in training. "There will be some urine testing" conducted in conjunction with the auction's under tack shows, said Gerald F. McMahon, Barretts' president and general manager. McMahon said he would release the details of the new urine testing program in "a month or so." He declined to discuss specifics until that time. In California, pre-sale medication given to horses within 72 hours of an auction must be disclosed.

The Deputy Retired to Stud at Margaux Farm

The Deputy, winner of this year's Santa Anita Derby sent off as the second choice in the Kentucky Derby, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Margaux Farm near Midway, Ky. Owned by Steve Johnson, Dr. Ira Mersack, and Rick Trontz, Margaux purchased a half-interest in Irish-bred The Deputy from Team Valor (Barry Irwin, president) and Gary Barber. The Deputy, who came up with a filling in a tendon while being prepared for the Malibu Stakes, will stand for $7,500 live foal.

Jockeys' Guild Approves New Weight Scale

The Jockeys' Guild approved a new scale of weights it hopes will be adopted immediately by racing secretaries nationwide. The new scale increases the minimum weight to 116 pounds. "We're mainly concerned about the minimum," said John Giovanni, national manager for the Jockeys' Guild. "Each generation of jockeys is getting bigger and bigger. People are killing themselves to make weight."

Task Force Proposes Summer Meet For Colonial Downs

A task force made up of a number of horse organizations is likely to propose moving Colonial Downs' fall meet to June and July of 2001. The task force includes representatives of Colonial Downs, the Maryland Jockey Club, the Virginia Thoroughbred Association, the Virginia Horseman's Association, the Maryland Thoroughbred Horseman's Association, and the Maryland Horse Breeder's Association. The task force proposal will be presented today to its member groups.

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