Articles posted March 25, 2003

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

The Greatest Game Holds First Lottery for 16 Prospects

The Greatest Game, which seeks to match prospective Thoroughbred owners with bloodstock consultants that have agreed to follow a code of ethics, held its first lottery March 25 in Lexington. There were 16 prospects from across the country and a pool of 75 consultants.

Indian Charlie Colt Tops FT Texas Sale

Conducting its first sale since the outbreak of war in Iraq, Fasig-Tipton saw decreases in almost every category at its Texas Two-Year-Olds In-Training Sale on Tuesday at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie.

River Downs Requires Health Certificates For Horses

Due to the recent detection of equine herpesvirus in three horses at Turfway Park, nearby River Downs has implemented procedures that must be followed before horsemen can ship in to their stalls or use the track for training purposes.

Signaling Change

By Ray Paulick -- It is difficult to review operations for the first five years of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association without wondering what might have transpired if the forerunner to the NTRA--the owner-driven National Thoroughbred Association--had gotten off the ground.

Suspend the Horses

By Gary West -- Positive tests detecting the presence of EPO antibodies in horses pose an integrity problem for racing that is far graver than the Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 scam.

War Emblem Having Problems in Breeding Shed

War Emblem, North America's champion 3-year-old male of 2002 who was sold to Japan's Shadai Stallion Station for nearly $18 million in September, is having difficulties covering mares in his first year at stud and his owners are negotiating a settlement with an insurance company.

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