Articles posted January 17, 2003

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Frankel Exercise Rider Ramirez Injured

Marco Ramirez, long-time exercise rider for Bobby Frankel, was taken to the Centinela Hospital emergency room in Inglewood Friday morning following a training mishap at Hollywood Park.

Harrisand Takes Big Step Up in San Marcos

Despite a steep step up in company in Monday's $150,000 San Marcos Stakes (gr. IIT) at 1 1/4 mile on the Santa Anita grass, jockey Patrick Valenzuela is confident Harrisand, the French-bred 5-year-old trained by Bobby Frankel, can handle the competition.

Rochester Heads Mac Diarmida Field

Augustin Stable's Rochester, a multiple stakes winner who ran into traffic problems in his last start, will carry highweight in Sunday's 1 3/8-mile Mac Diarmida Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Gulstream Park.

Texans to Honor Champions Saturday Night

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Leo's Last Hurrahy will be honored as 2002 Texas Horse of the Year and champion 2-year-old colt/gelding during the Texas Thoroughbred Association's awards banquet at the Hilton Austin Airport on Jan. 18.

Fasig-Tipton's Kentucky, Saratoga Sale Dates Unchanged

Three days after rival Keeneland announced a one-year hiatus for its select yearling sale in July due to the effects of mare reproductive loss syndrome on the pool of early maturing foals of 2002, Fasig-Tipton Company said it was sticking to its traditional sale dates for Lexington in July and Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in August.

VINDICATION

Dark bay/brown colt, foaled Jan. 28, 2000
Seattle Slew--Strawberry Reason

NTRA Directors to Tackle Governance Issues

Organization bylaws and changes in the industry landscape could lead the National Thoroughbred Racing Association to tweak its structure when the board of directors meets in early February for a meeting and long-range planning retreat. Meanwhile, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has named John Amerman as its new NTRA representative.

Secretariat Plates, Commission Powers Bill Topics

A bill that would issue Secretariat License Plates has been introduced in the Virginia General Assembly. Proceeds from the plates would go to the development of the Secretariat Museum at Meadow Farm in Doswell, the place of Secretariat's birth.

Churchill Changes Dates for Two Spring Stakes

Churchill Downs is changing the dates of two races on its spring-summer stakes schedule in an effort to coordinate its program with that of Calder Race Course, another track owned by Churchill Downs Inc.

Paulson Trust Sued for Half Interest in Azeri

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Central Kentucky veterinarian David H. Lambert has sued the Allen Paulson Living Trust for reneging on a deal that Lambert claims gave him a half-interest in two horses -- Horse of the Year candidate Azeri and 2001 Kentucky Derby starter Startac.

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