A record price for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2002 June Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age was established Tuesday when William J. Condren paid $310,000 for College Honor, a colt by Double Honor consigned by Farnsworth Farms.
The "Combating Illegal Gambling Reform and Modernization Act" cleared the House Judiciary Committee June 18 after removal of provisions that permit states to legalize interstate wagering and the horseracing industry to continue business legal under the Interstate Horseracing Act.
Trainer Michael Petro has added Fuzzy Star to the list of starters for Sunday's $1 million Queen's Plate at Woodbine. The addition of Fuzzy Star increases the field to 14 for Canada's most prestigious race.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick -- Major League Baseball is trying to come to grips with a growing drug scandal involving anabolic steroids that some people feel already has tarnished some of the sport's most sacred records. It's one scandal that, for now, racing has managed to avoid.
By Victor E. Zast -- A Thoroughbred breeder hopes the third time is the charm for his broodmare Dash of Salt.
The conclusion of the Triple Crown brings the countdown to the Breeder's Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, and Equibase will be providing a virtual stable to help fans follow the daily progress of leading Breeders' Cup Contenders.
Trainer Aidan O'Brien notched his first victory of this year's Royal Ascot meeting when favored Rock of Gibraltar scored a 1 3/4-length victory in the group I St. James's Palace Stakes.
A George IV Silver Gilt Cup and Cover has been donated by F. Gorevic & Son to serve as the permanent trophy for the newly renamed $300,000 Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I).
Statue of Liberty, a $1.3 million son of leading American sire Storm Cat, scored a three-quarter-length win in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday. The Coventry is Britain's first group race for 2-year-olds.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup unveiled some new initiatives for this year's World Thoroughbred Championships.
Irish jockey Johnny Murtagh guided Maktoum Al Maktoum's No Excuses Needed to a head win in the group II Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Irish stallion Elnadim will shuttle once again to Westbury Stud in New Zealand, but this year's fee will be $7,500 less than last year's price
The dam of millionaire Polar Expedition, Wingsea, will be auctioned at Fayette County Circuit Court on June 19 to settle her owners' debt to Hilary J. Boone's Wimbledon Farm.
- By Tom LaMarra
Michael Flynn, executive vice president of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, left the organization June 11. Flynn accepted the position earlier this year when Tim Capps resigned to take a position with the Maryland Jockey Club.
Central Kentucky stallion Southern Halo entered into the history books by becoming the 12th stallion to top the 100 mark by number of stakes winners among those stallions who stood at least one season in North America .
Central Kentucky stallion Southern Halo entered into the history books by becoming the 14th stallion to top the 100 mark by number of stakes winners among those stallions who stood at least one season in North America.
Cooperation and congratulation were the main themes of the British Horseracing Board's annual meeting in London June 13. A major new initiative is a "far-reaching and all-encompassing review of the way forward for British racing."
A probe into the finances of the Kentucky Health and Welfare Fund, created by legislation in 1978, is almost complete, state officials told the Louisville Courier-Journal. The charity, funded by uncashed pari-mutuel tickets, has about $7 million in its account.
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