Articles posted July 21, 2005

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Commonly Used Drug Now Under the Microscope

A discussion into the use and effectiveness of corticosteroids--therapeutic anti-inflammatory drugs--was full of twists and turns July 21 but inevitably settled on the areas of threshold levels, withdrawal times, and finally the question of whether a stringent policy for race-day medication is practical.

Florida Sets Up Point System to Determine Year-End Champions

The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association announced at its last board of directors meeting that year-end divisional champions will be determined using the "FTBOA Chase to the Championship" point system, a ranking that awards points for success in stakes races.

Cuvee Relocates to Gainesway Farm

Grade I winner Cuvee, will continue his stud career at Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Ky., beginning in 2006, after standing his first season at Spendthrift Farm this year.

Gainesway Farm Acquires Whywhywhy

Grade I winner Whywhywhy will follow his sire, Mr. Greeley, to Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Ky. to continue his stud career, beginning with the 2006 breeding season.

Intercontinental, Ticker Tape Renew Rivalry in John C. Mabee

Intercontinental and Ticker Tape will renew their fledgling rivalry in Saturday's 48th running of the grade I, $400,000 John C. Mabee Handicap at 1 1/8 miles on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course at Del Mar, with Intercontinental trying to make it three-for-three and Ticker Tape trying to break the spell.

Top Three from Mother Goose Return in CCA Oaks

Three talented fillies separated by less than three lengths in last month's grade I Mother Goose will be back at it again in Saturday's 89th running of the grade I, $500,000 Coaching Club American Oaks at 1 1/4 miles at Belmont Park.

National HBPA Moves on Major Reorganization

The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association could be reorganized July 24 should its board of directors approve a recommendation that the organization create the positions of a paid chief executive officer and a president/chairman who would receive an honorarium.

Jockey Bravo Taken to Hospital After Being Unseated

Jockey Joe Bravo was taken to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey for X-rays after being unseated from his mount Maid of Sunlight during the running of the seventh race at Monmouth Park on Thursday.

Jockey Bravo Taken to Hospital After Being Unseated

Jockey Joe Bravo was taken to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey for X-rays after being unseated from his mount Maid of Sunlight during the running of the seventh race at Monmouth Park on Thursday.

Shaconage Back Again for Another Try in Modesty

Shaconage, third in last year's Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT), takes another stab at the $150,000 race, this time as the 117 pound starting highweight in the field of 11 fillies and mares at Arlington Park on Saturday.

Cool Conductor Looks to Orchestrate Arlington H. Win

Eight older horses will line up for recognition in Saturday's Arlington Handicap (gr. IIIT) over the lawn at the Chicago racetrack. Highweighted Cool Conductor, fourth in the July 2 United Nations Handicap (gr. IT) at Monmouth, carries a top impost of 120 pounds, but the Bobby Frankel-trained Cal-invader Vangelis--looking for his first North American stakes win--is the 2-1 morning line favorite.

Breeders' Cup Race Order to be Announced When Pre-Entries Released

In an effort to provide its fans with the most attractive wagering program, officials of Breeders' Cup Limited and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Thursday that, for the first time, the complete race order for the 22nd Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, will be announced on Wednesday, Oct. 19, when the Pre-Entered fields for all eight races are released.

Breach Of Contract Suit Filed Against Ramsey

Central Kentucky veterinarian and equine technology consultant David Lambert has filed a breach of contract suit for unspecified monetary damages and attorney's fees against horse owner Kenneth Ramsey and his Ramsey Farm near Nicholasville, Ky.

Foal and Stallion Nominators Elect 13 to BC Board

Officials of Breeders' Cup Ltd. announced Thursday the election of 13 members to its board of directors through the proportional shareholder voting system by Breeders' Cup foal and stallion nominators. The election results were confirmed at last week's board meeting in Lexington.

Saint Liam to Stand at Lane's End

Saint Liam, winner of this year's Donn (gr. I) and Stephen Foster (gr. I) Handicaps, will be retired from racing after the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships in October and will enter stud next year at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.

Unbeaten Purim Heads American Derby

Edward Joseph Sukley's homebred Purim, unbeaten in three starts, will face seven 3-year-olds in Saturday's American Derby (gr. IIT) at Arlington Park. The American Derby goes as the fifth race and is the first of three graded stakes on the program with an approximate post of 2:56 p.m. CDT.

Gone West Syndicate Contributes to KEEP

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The Gone West syndicate has donated $100,000 to the Kentucky Equine Education Project, which was formed to promote and protect the horse industry in the state.

Trainer Margaret Donnelly Dead

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Trainer Margaret Donnelly, the first woman trainer at Detroit Race Course and Hazel Park, died July 9 at the age of 90.

Trainer Newt Bunyard Dead

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Lowell Newton "Newt" Bunyard, a trainer for 57 years, died July 19 in Prescott, Ariz., from complications from a stroke eight days earlier.

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