Articles posted March 18, 2003

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Henryk de Kwiatkowski Services On March 20

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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.

Significant Increases in Horseracing TV Viewership

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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.

Volponi Has First Work of the Year

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.

Cold Shoulder

By Ray Paulick -- Expenses from February's ice storm in Central Kentucky could easily exceed $9 million.

Seabiscuit Revisited

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.

Milluna Stud to Disperse

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.

Support Strong for Easter Weanling and Broodmare Sale

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.

Maple, Romero, and Smith Nominated to Hall of Fame

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.

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