Dr. Tony Ryan announced Monday that Tony Cissell has been named general manager of Castleton Lyons Farm, the Lexington, Ky. farm owned by Ryan.
Coolmore-controlled stallion King Of Kings has been re-located to New Zealand for the 2004 season.
Bernie Hettel, the former chief state steward and executive director of the defunct Kentucky Racing Commission, has been hired by Churchill Downs as a consultant on racing issues.
Champion and millionaire Xtra Heat foaled a Gone West chestnut colt shortly before midnight April 16 at ClassicStar near Versailles, Ky.
Indiana Downs opened its second Thoroughbred meet April 16 with backstretch upgrades and more markets for its signal.
- By Tom LaMarra
The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority is moving forward with renewal of an equine drug-testing contract with Iowa State University pending review of the document by the state Finance Cabinet and assurances test results will be expedited.
Padua Stable's Class Above, winner of the Bourbonette Breeders' Cup at Turfway Park, prepared for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) with a strong five-furlong work Monday at Churchill Downs.
Live from Churchill Downs, it's the countdown to the 130th Run for the Roses, which can best be described as Derby Daze. If you thought it was an adventure finding Nemo, good luck trying to find this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner. After three months of confusion, the final leg of the journey starts today.
A memorial service will be held Friday, April 23, at 10 a.m. at the Carolina Cup offices on Springdale Race Course in Camden, S. C. in memory of Christopher Elser, son of horseman Kip Elser.
Borrego, the Arkansas Derby (gr. II) and Louisiana Derby (gr. II) runner-up, took to the track Monday at Churchill Downs for his first serious exercise at the Louisville, Ky. track as he worked three furlongs in :37 4/5.
With former jockey Corey Black up, Rock Hard Ten worked seven furlongs in 1:27 3/5 after the renovation break at Churchill Downs on Sunday.
Woody Allen once said he didn't want to know when or how he would die, just where, so he wouldn't go there. Obviously no one warned Lonhro about going back to Randwick for his final race.
It seems the free spending honeymoon is far from over if the outstanding success of the opening session of the 2004 Australian Broodmare sale today is anything to go by.
Although the final time might have been a little faster than he would have preferred, trainer Nick Zito was pleased with Monday's workout by The Cliff's Edge as the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) winner continued to prepare for the May 1 Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
With numerous riding options available to him, jockey Jerry Bailey has opted to ride Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner Wimbledon in the May 1 Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
Centaine, one of New Zealand's best stallions of the past two decades, died at Waikato Stud on April 19.
Society Max, who played a big part in Triple AAA Ranch's success over the years, was euthanized last December at age 21 at the Glendale, Ariz.
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