Simulcast television production and the problems inherent with post-time coordination were at the forefront Sept. 24 during second day of the three-day International Simulcasting Conference in Bal Harbor, Fla.
The Barretts October mixed sale has 630 horses in its catalogue. The auction will be conducted Oct. 28 and 29 in Southern California.
Claiborne Farm stallion Ordway was represented by his first stakes winner when his daughter Ordinary Paula won the Sept. 24 Juvenile Stakes at Fort Erie.
Grade I Winner Pistols and Roses to Emerald Pastures in Florida
Millionaire Astra, who figured to be one of the favorites in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), has been retired because of a respiratory infection.
Keeneland's second October yearling sale will catalogue substantially fewer horses than it did in 2001.
Plans for a Quarter Horse racetrack in southeast Kentucky were detailed before the Kentucky Racing Commission Sept. 24, but the panel said it wants more financial data before it considers granting Southern Bluegrass Downs a racing license.
Graded stakes winner Time Bandit will be relocated from Walmac South in Florida to Farrell Ryder's Ryders River Ridge Farm near Natchitoches, La.
While legislation that would allow video gaming at Michigan racetracks awaits action in the state legislature, residents have voiced their opposition to the proliferation of casino-type gambling in a recent poll.
An extra $100,000 added to the purse and graded status has attracted more than 40 nominations to the $400,000 Indiana Derby (gr. III) on Oct. 5 at Hoosier Park. The Oct. 4 Indiana Breeders' Cup Oaks was boosted to grade III status last year and received a $100,000 purse increase this year. The $300,000 Oaks attracted more than 20 nominations.
With no opposition in sight, the Kentucky Racing Commission on Sept. 24 officially revised its Thoroughbred race-day medication policy to reduce the number of permitted substances from 16 to five.
Harlan's Holiday was assigned highweight of 122 pounds for Friday's $350,000 Pegasus Handicap (gr. II) at the Meadowlands.
Louisiana-based Bonapaw continues his world tour with a grade I victory in the Vosburgh.
Mrs. Bernard J. Daney's Docent left the pack in his wake and won the $200,000 Maryland Million Classic.
Vinery announced fees for prominent incoming stallions Yonaguska and Scorpion, both of whom are Saratoga grade I winners.
Late Bloomer Rochester Takes Kentucky Cup Turf.
Dogwood Stable's Finality took the overland route to a one-length victory over Union Place in the $200,000 Jamaica Handicap (gr. IIT) for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 mile on Belmont's inner turf course.
Bits and pieces from around the Thoroughbred industry...
Syndicated stallion Point Given, whose fee of $125,000 was the highest for an incoming stallion of 2002, had his fee reduced to $75,000 for 2003.
Trainer Aidan O'Brien said Monday night that Rock of Gibraltar, winner of seven consecutive group I stakes, would be withdrawn from Saturday's Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot if the ground remains firm and could close out his career in the Breeders' Cup Classic.
By Ray Paulick -- An interesting development occurred at the Keeneland September sale, which took place during a nervous time for stock market investors and for breeders who consign at the top-end of the yearling market. The auction ended with mixed economic signals...
By Dan Liebman -- Walking around the Keeneland sale grounds during the September yearling auction, one heard many reasons for the "correction" in the marketplace.
The Maryland Racing Commission has reduced the penalties of two trainers who had been dealt lengthy suspensions after their horses raced at Pimlico Race Course with an illegal drug in their systems.
Apprentice jockey Bacarra Rice, 22, who moved her tack to Philadelphia Park in June, pulled a rare double Sept. 23 when she booted home two horses that each returned more than $100 to win for a $2 wager.
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