Articles posted February 26, 2003

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Luvah Girl Well Spotted in La Habra

Luvah Girl, front-running winner of the seven-furlong, Group II Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket in her final race in England in October, will be part of a full field of 14 for her United States debut Friday in the $100,000 La Habra Stakes at Santa Anita.

Snow Forces Laurel to Cancel Once Again

For the fifth time this month, the Maryland Jockey Club Wednesday canceled live racing at Laurel Park because of inclement weather in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. areas.

State Audit Blasts Illinois Racing Board

The Illinois Racing Board was charged with a variety of improprieties, from failing to properly monitor the state's totalizator system to not collecting admission fees from simulcasting outlets, in a state audit released Feb. 20.

Weight to Keep Kona Gold Out of San Carlos

Trainer Bruce Headly declared champion Kona Gold from consideration for Sunday's San Carlos Handicap (gr. I) after the 9-year-old gelding was assigned top weight of 121 pounds for the seven-furlong test.

Officials Taking Caution With Equine Herpes Cases

A restriction on horses shipping into Philadelphia Park from Penn National due to three horses testing positive for equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) at Penn may be lifted early next week, officials for both Pennsylvania racetracks said Wednesday.

Mountaineer Parent Seeks Money for Expansion

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MTR Gaming Group, owner of Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort in West Virginia, is pursuing the issuance of $130 million in senior notes through a private placement, business wires reported Feb. 26. The money for be used for several projects, including development of a track in Pennsylvania.

Bad Medicine

By Ray Paulick -- Progress continues in the areas of medication and drug-testing, and those involved in the process should not let a "lack of easy answers" stand in their way.

The Chicago Cubs of Racing

By John McEvoy -- Have geldings become to the Kentucky Derby what the Chicago Cubs (last appearance: 1945; last victory: 1908) are to baseball's World Series?

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