Attorney Neil Papiano said he is convinced the positive drug test attributed to disqualified Hawthorne Derby (gr. IIT) winner Flying Dash was a case of mistaken identity.
Churchill Downs Inc. raised $101,000 to benefit the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation during its inaugural "Out to Pasture Party."
Fasig-Tipton announced that its New York-breds sale held just after the Saratoga select sale will expand to two days. The auction will be held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Aug. 11 and 12.
Total handle dropped 4% and attendance declined 13% for the 2001-02 Hong Kong racing season that ended June 16.
The probity of British racing has come under the spotlight following a series of allegations of corruption within the sport. On June 11, a national television investigative program, Kenyon Confronts, raised claims that the majority of horse races in Britain were "bent" because trainers were running their horses at the wrong distance, on the wrong surface, or when they were palpably unfit in order to trick handicappers into giving them a lower rating.
Georgia Ridder, the first lady of California racing whose millionaire Alphabet Soup upset the mighty Cigar in the 1996 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) in the latter's farewell race, died June 14 of natural causes at her Pasadena, Calif., home.
Negotiations that would allow trainers who also own racehorses to join the Thoroughbred Owners of California are in progress. A state Assembly bill authorizing such a membership change is nearing a committee hearing as well.
Trainer Murray Johnson said Monday that Perfect Drift, who finished 10th as the 5-1 second choice in the Belmont Stakes, came out of the race with a shin problem, which will keep him out of serious training for about 60 days.
A colt and filly from the first crop of Double Honor had two of the fastest workout times during Saturday's and Sunday's Under Tack shows for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Arlington Park received 6,066 applications for the initial allocation of tickets for the Oct. 26 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.
Gainsborough Farm's Moon Solitaire trumped his seven rivals in the King Edward Breeders' Cup Handicap (Can-II) Sunday at Woodbine, cruising to a two length win with jockey Robert Landry aboard.
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