Articles posted July 2, 2002

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Day Looking for Good Journey in Firecracker

With a solid mid-June tightener under his belt, the 6-year-old Nureyev horse Good Journey returns to stakes company as the morning-line favorite Thursday in the $250,000 Firecracker Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs.

Trickle Down Economics

Trickle Down Economics

By Ray Paulick -- At Woodbine, the model for merging slot revenues with racing, purses need to be increased for maiden and allowance races to the highest levels possible.

Bashford Manor and Debutante Runners Work

As Churchill Downs prepares to close out its 2002 Spring Meet on July 7, several top juveniles were on the track preparing for weekend stakes events. The Louisville track will host the Debutante Stakes (gr. III) on Saturday and Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) on Sunday.

Appreciating Depreciation

By Robert R. Hill -- On March 9, President Bush signed the Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002, which was a real income tax benefit for U.S. businesses. Fortunately, this tax act is also a significant boon to the horse industry, benefiting both racing and breeding operations.

Cashier's Dream Euthanized

Team Valor and Heiligbrodt Racing Stable's grade I winner Cashier's Dream, who underwent surgery June 25 for a twisted intestine, was euthanized July 1 after additional surgery revealed adhesions near the site where the bowel had been joined together.

Race Against Frankie Dettori at Ascot

The British Red Cross, Ascot's charity of the year, is staging a fundraising jockey race to help raise money for the charity work it does in the UK and abroad. Leading European riders Frankie Dettori and George Duffield have agreed to participate and need an additional eight riders to join them in the Red Cross Stakes on Blue Square Shergar Cup Day on Aug. 10.

Grade I Winner Prismatical Dead

Prismatical, whose major win came in the Alabama Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, was euthanzied July 1 at The Ohio State University equine clinic because of complications from a neurological disorder.

Espinoza Honored by California State Assembly

Taking time out from the state's budget crisis, the California State Assembly honored jockey Victor Espinoza July 1 for his achievements, particularly his wins in the 2002 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes aboard War Emblem.

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