Articles posted July 9, 2002

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Dickinson Suit Against Voss Gets Underway

A Baltimore County (Maryland) Circuit Court jury was scheduled to begin hearing testimony Tuesday in a $4-million lawsuit filed by a trainer against another trainer over the design of an artificial track.

Fire at The Thoroughbred Center Kills Two Horses

A barn fire late Monday night killed two horses at The Thoroughbred Center near Lexington. The fire, which was contained to two stalls of a 20-stall barn adjacent to the training track, is suspected to have started near an electric fan being used to cool one of the horses.

Pay TV: NTRA Channels Energies Into Controlling Small Picture

The Thoroughbred industry today is still paying for a bad decision made more than 40 years ago. Not only did its popularity plummet as a result of being off television during that medium's original boom time, but more recently the struggle to get possession of the sport's archives and control and coordinate its television presence has cost the industry millions of dollars.

Calder Riders Race for Good Cause

Calder Race Course will feature a race of a different kind on Saturday, when the leading riders at the South Florida track take the gate without the aid of any horses.

Winners Federation Names Executive Director

Don Clippinger has been named executive director of the Winners Federation, an umbrella group of organizations and individuals offering lifestyle services to workers in racetrack stable areas across North America.

Eighth Pole Founders Win Dogwood Dominion Award

New England's Jim Greene and Shirley Edwards, founders and mainstays of the "Eighth Pole" have been named winners of the 2002 Dogwood Dominion Award, presented annually to an unsung hero in the Thoroughbred industry.

Betting on Television

By Ray Paulick -- Personal experience confirms that people would rather bet on races they can watch on television.

Deep Into the Wells

By Christy Grassick -- It has been both a pleasure and a privilege to have been involved with Sadler's Wells. He is without doubt the best sire Europe has ever seen. The fact he has sired 200 stakes winners is proof enough of that.

Flying Dash Tops Virginia Derby Lineup

Fusao Sekiguchi's Flying Dash was installed as the 7-5 morning line favorite when seven horses were entered for Saturday's $500,000 Virginia Derby at Colonial Downs.

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