Articles posted July 28, 2005

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Horse Investment Bill Initiated in U.S. Senate

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A bill designed to promote investment in the horse industry by removing provisions of federal law that favor other investments was introduced by U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell July 28.

Lukas Points Grand Reward Toward Forego

The D. Wayne Lukas-trained Grand Reward might have finished third in a conditioned allowance/optional claiming race on the opening day of the Saratoga meeting, but the Hall of Fame trainer has bigger things in mind for the regally-bred son of Storm Cat

Zito To Saddle A Pair in Short Jim Dandy Field

Trainer Nick Zito will send two of his 2005 Triple Crown contenders into action in Saturday's $500,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course. Belmont Stakes (gr. I) runner-up Andromeda's Hero and barnmate Noble Causeway lead the field of six entered.

Woodbine to Build Entertainment Complex

Woodbine Entertainment Group enters a new era in horse racing and entertainment with its announcement today that, in partnership with American-based The Cordish Co., the Toronto track will build a $310 million, 25-acre entertainment district on the track's property.

Perfect Drift Heads Rich Washington Park

Stonecrest Farm's Perfect Drift, a grade I winner with earnings in excess of $3 million, looms as the overwhelming favorite over six rivals in the $300,000 Washington Park Handicap (gr. II) Saturday at Arlington Park.

Afleet Alex Sidelined by Condylar Fracture

Cash Is King's Afleet Alex, dramatic winner of the Preakness and runaway winner of the Belmont Stakes (both gr. I), was operated on Wednesday at the New Jersey Equine Clinic after suffering a condylar fracture. The 3-year-old son of Northern Afleet is now out of consideration for the upcoming Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) and Travers Stakes (gr. I) but could return for a fall campaign.

McCarron Chooses TRF Retirees for Racing Academy

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Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron has entered into an agreement with the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation to supply horses for the North American Racing Academy, a riding school McCarron plans to open later this year.

ReRun Launches New Program to Benefit Former Racehorses

ReRun, the national non-profit Thoroughbred adoption group, will launch its new fundraising program Running for ReRun at Saratoga Race Course July 30. The first horse signed up for the program is Cooking the Books owned by ReRun's vice-president, Felice Busto's Sea Horse NJ Stables.

Racing Officials Launch Accreditation Program

The University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program and the University of Louisville Equine Industry Program have joined forces with a broad coalition of racing industry organizations to launch the Racing Officials Accreditation Program.

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