Articles posted October 1, 2002

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Is NTRA Poised to Bolster Membership Ranks?

With a voluntary program tied to stallion-season contributions set to expire, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association hopes new members -- some of them returnees -- are back in the fold for 2003.

Frankel to Invade Keeneland

Trainer Bobby Frankel will be well represented on opening weekend at Keeneland when he ships in the likes of Surya, Lord Flasheart, and Beat Hollow to contest Fall Stars weekend at the Central Kentucky oval.

Angel Gift Looking to Steal Lady's Secret from Azeri

The Paddy Gallagher trained Angel Gift is due for a win after running second in three consecutive races, including falling two lengths shy of Azeri in the Aug. 11 Clement Hirsch Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar. Gallagher is hoping that win will come in Wednesday's $200,000 Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) on opening day of the Oak Tree at Santa Anita meet.

Cooksey to be Honored at Lombardi Gala

Jockey Patricia (P.J.) Cooksey will be honored at the 17th annual Lombardi Gala on Nov. 2 in Washington, D.C. The Gala benefits cancer research at the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Nearly Flawless

Nearly Flawless

By Ray Paulick -- Remembering a mare who is destined for the Hall of Fame and looking at how the horse industry has changed.

Back to the Future

By T. D. Thornton -- News broke in August about the proposed Equibase plan to propel the sport into the future with real-time tracking of horses, merging tradition with technology. Good luck Equibase. I'm confident you have the horse, but not entirely certain you'll find an industry eager to bankroll the bet.

Feed for Speed

Few dispute that nutrition is important for athletic performance in racehorses. However, I'd wager that there is much less agreement among horse owners, nutritionists, and veterinarians when asked to expound upon the "nitty gritty" of what works (and what doesn't) when feeding a horse in race training. Some focus on the virtues of the latest fad supple...

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