Articles posted May 13, 2003

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Santos' Nightmare Comes to an End

Last Sunday night, Rita Santos and her four children, Nadia, 15, Jose Jr., 8, Selena, 7, and Savannah, 5, all curled up in bed together, watching TV. Around that time, Rita's husband, Jose, was arriving in Kentucky to appear the following day before the Churchill Downs stewards.

Elmer Heubeck Jr. Dead at 85

Elmer Heubeck Jr., a pioneer in the Florida Thoroughbred breeding industry, died Monday, May 12 due to a heart condition. He was 85.

Indy Downs Wins OK For OTB Parlor Near Churchill

Indiana Downs has won approval from the Clark County, Ind., Council to open a satellite wagering facility in Clarksville or Jeffersonville, both of which are located just across the Ohio River from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

Rush To Confusion

By Ray Paulick -- Most interesting comment in the 48-hour media barrage surrounding the "controversy" of Jose Santos and the 129th running of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) came at about hour 24, during a roundtable discussion of journalists on ESPN's "Sports Reporters" telecast the morning of May 11.

Many Cides

By Dan Liebman -- General sports columnists try their best to cover the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), but they often fall short.

Coolmore Stallion Danehill Dead

Coolmore Stud stallion Danehill, who sired 2001 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Banks Hill and European standout Rock of Gibraltar, has died.

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