Services for Henryk de Kwiatkowski, the owner of Calumet Farm who died Monday, will be held March 20 at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Nassau. He is scheduled to be buried on his property at Lyford Cay. Plans call for memorials to be held at Keeneland and in New York.
French breeder/owner Jean-Luc Lagardere, who bred 2001 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Val Royal, died March 14
Three horses stabled at Turfway Park have been diagnosed with equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1). Verification of the virus was completed over the weekend at the northern Kentucky track by researchers at the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
As a result of his impressive Florida Derby victory, Empire Maker moved to the top of the list of leading Kentucky Derby contenders compiled by Steve Haskin, senior correspondent for The Blood-Horse.
According to data supplied by Nielsen Media Research, both "Long John Silver's Wire to Wire," the NTRA's weekly magazine show, and "CITGO Racing to the Kentucky Derby," the series that presents key VISA Triple Crown prep races, each airing on the ESPN networks, have increased their audiences dramatically this year.
Sans Supplement, dam of turf champion Itsallgreektome, died March 17 from complications from the infirmities of old age
After having his training schedule delayed because of the weather, Breeders' Cup Classic winner Volponi finally put in his first work of the year Tuesday, breezing 3 furlongs in :37 3/5 on the Belmont Park training track.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick -- Expenses from February's ice storm in Central Kentucky could easily exceed $9 million.
By Morton Cathro -- With both a PBS documentary and a Spielberg-backed movie based on "Seabiscuit: An American Legend" about to debut, it behooves one to take yet another look at one of the most exhaustively researched and finely crafted works ever written about a racehorse and his time.
A British government ban on tobacco advertising that went into effect last month is beginning to have a negative effect on race sponsorship in the country.
After 40 years in the breeding industry Mr. Jim O'Connor has made the decision to retire from the commercial breeding world and disperse his Milluna Stud. The sale will be conducted by William Inglis & Son on the stud at One Tree Hill, South Australia, on May 20, the day after the Adelaide Cup.
William Inglis & Son Ltd have catalogued 330 weanlings and 750 broodmares for its 2003 Weanling and Broodmare Sale. The Directors of William Inglis & Son Ltd announced earlier the change of sale dates to accommodate for the international and interstate guests that will be attending the Australian Easter Yearling Sale, which will be held one week prior to the Weanling and Broodmare sale and the Sires' Produce Yearling Sale on April 27.
Retired riders Eddie Maple and Randy Romero, plus Mike Smith, rider of 2002 Horse of the Year Azeri, have been nominated to the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame. The results will be announced during Kentucky Derby Week, on April 29, at Churchill Downs. Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are scheduled for Aug. 4, at the Fasig-Tipton Sale Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Battle Creek Girl, a multiple stakes producer who has been kept busy her broodmare years, produced her 20th foal.