Articles posted March 14, 2007

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

New York State of Mess

By Ray Paulick - If you're a little confused about the future of racing in New York, join the club. If you're not confused, you're probably not thinking clearly.

Hope Springs

By Richard Zwirn - The initial stages of grieving -- denial, anger, bargaining, sadness -- sped through my mind in a blur. I tried reminding myself how fortunate we are: healthy kids, roof over our heads, food on the table, good friends. Still, it wasn't easy, this feeling of loss, the waste of a lovely, full-term foal.

McGaughey Ponders Options for Sightseeing

Trainer Shug McGaughey is surveying the stakes landscape in order to find the right spot for Triple Crown nominee Sightseeing, the Phipps Stable's homebred son of Pulpit seeking his first win of the season.

'NTRA Racing to the Kentucky Derby' Kicks Off March 17

"NTRA Racing to the Kentucky Derby," a seven-show series on ABC and the ESPN networks that provides comprehensive coverage of Triple Crown prep races, kicks off its season March 17 from 7-8 p.m. (EST) with four races from coast-to-coast on ESPN.

NYRA Wants Lien Games Lawsuit Dismissed

The New York Racing Association has asked a federal bankruptcy judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Lien Games Racing that seeks immediate distribution of winning wagers the North Dakota wagering outlet claims it is owed.

Michigan-Bred Horses Honored

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Michigan's leading 2006 state-bred Thoroughbreds were honored by the Office of Racing Commissioner March 10. Weatherstorm, by Island Storm, received the Michigan Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' Association Horse of the Year award.

Champion Ouija Board in Foal

Ouija Board, an international champion for Lord Derby, has been confirmed in foal to major sire Kingmambo off a Feb. 26 cover at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.

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