Articles posted February 7, 2006

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Dixon Recall Effort Fails; Magna Rep Pleased

A recall attempt in the town of Dixon, in part over Magna Entertainment Corporation plans to build Dixon Downs racetrack on the outskirts of the Northern California community, failed to attract enough signatures to qualify for the June 2006 ballot.

TVG, FOXSports.com Announce Content Deal

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In a move designed to increase promotion of horseracing in digital media, TVG Network and FOX Interactive Media announced Feb. 7 a new partnership for horseracing content on Fox Sports Interactive, a leading destination for sports fans on the Internet.

No July Sale for Keeneland in 2006

Keeneland officials have again cancelled the July selected yearling sale in 2006, announcing that all yearlings will be sold this year during the September yearling sale.

Fair Hill Training Center Takes EHV-1 Precautions

Fair Hill Training Center, home to more than 400 horses, has instituted stringent guidelines to ensure the well being of all horses stabled at the facility and to provide the best opportunity for those same horses to race when entry restrictions lift later this month as nearby out of state racetracks.

Stevie Wonderboy Surgery Set for Wednesday

Stevie Wonderboy, 2-year-old male champion of 2005 who suffered a condylar fracture of the right front ankle in a workout at Hollywood Park Monday, is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday morning, trainer Doug O'Neill said.

Kentucky Derby Trail: Seeing Through the Slop

What could have been a revealing weekend at Gulfstream Park was instead a muddy mess that left us with just as many questions as we had going in. We also had to try and digest some huge performances by former claimers in lesser races and several defeats that may have outshone the victories.

Plummers No Longer With ClassicStar

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ClassicStar, a venture that involves the leasing of mares, is continuing to operate after an announcement that David Plummer and his son, Spencer, are no longer associated with the outfit.

Declining Action

By Ray Paulick - Racing has a problem with declining economic indicators. But the real crisis is its inability to take action.

Head Injuries to Jockeys

By Edward S. Bonnie - Why do I care what riders wear on their heads, whether jockeys, exercise riders, or just people who ride horses for pay or pleasure? I was, and am, one of them. And, it finally happened to me.

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