Articles posted April 8, 2002

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Keeneland Sale Horses Display Speed in Workouts

Speed was in abundance at Keeneland Racecourse on Monday, but it had nothing to do with the current race meet underway at the Lexington, Ky. track. A dark day in which there was no live racing, Monday was devoted to workouts by juveniles consigned to the April 16 sale of 2-year-olds in training.

Tracker to Stoney Creek in Indiana

Eight-year-old Tracker, a son of Gone West and a $109,444-earner, has been purchased by Wayne Houston and will enter stud at his Stoney Creek Horse Farm near Mooreland, Ind.

Top-Priced Colt Returned After Aussie Sale

The return of the top-priced colt from Australia's major yearling sale caused some consternation in the wake of a tremendously successful auction. However, the use of X-rays also reflects a significant advance for the Australian and New Zealand branch of the Thoroughbred industry.

Purse Subsidy On Way in Maryland; No Decrease in Takeout

Maryland's beleaguered horse racing industry will begin receiving about $4.5 million in purse money from the state sometime after July 1. Racing leaders aren't sure how the money will be dispensed, but it will be available during the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2002, and ends June 30, 2003.

Starquine Offers New Internet Listing Service For Sales

Starquine.com is offering a new Internet service for consignors selling horses at public auction. The service allows sellers to list the horses in their consignments online before sale company catalogues are printed. The service will allow prospective buyers to search each horse's entire pedigree, not just the dam and sire.

Top-Priced Easter Sale Colt Returned Because of X-Ray Problems

The return of the top-priced colt from Australia's major yearling sale caused some consternation in the wake of a tremendously successful auction. However, the use of X-rays also reflects a significant advance for the Australian and New Zealand branch of the Thoroughbred industry.

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