News

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Turf Story: Illuminating

The biggest surprise of the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) popped up three days before the race was even run. The Maktoum brothers of Dubai shocked just about everyone Oct. 24 when they announced Fantastic Light would tackle the World Thoroughbred Championships' longest grass test instead of the Classic (gr. I)

University Surveying Industry on Medication Use

The University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program hopes to make the results of its medication survey available at its Symposium on Racing, scheduled for the first full week of December. A major medication summit will be held Dec. 4 of that week in Tucson.

TVG Hub Handle Tops $12M for Quarter

Handle through the TV Games Network's Oregon hub was $12,414,106 for the third quarter of 2001, almost triple the amount wagered during the third quarter of 2000 but down slightly from the second quarter of 2001.

David to Dutchess Views in New York

Barry Schwartz's homebred New York stakes winner David arrived Oct. 29 at Dutchess Views Farm near Pine Plains, N.Y., where he will stand the 2002 breeding season for $3,000 live foal.

Sprint Story: A Squirt of Success

One day last fall, David Lanzman picked up the phone and rang Bobby Frankel to see if he would discuss taking a horse for him. It was 7 a.m. Frankel told him to swing by the barn between 9:15 and 9:30 and hung up.

Magna Breaks Ground on Florida Training Center

  • News

In a ceremony highlighted by Frank Stronach wearing a hard hat and wielding a shovel, Magna Entertainment Corp. officially broke ground on its new South Florida Thoroughbred training facility Tuesday.

Maryland Industry Told to Get Act Together

Exasperated by the state racing industry's continued bickering and failure to work together, the Maryland Racing Commission Oct. 29 ordered Thoroughbred and Standardbred factions to resolve conflicts in two weeks or face punitive action that could lead to the denial of racing dates.

American Chance to Questroyal in New York

Twelve-year-old American Chance, whose deceased sire, Cure the Blues, headed the New York general sire list several times, will stand the 2002 season at Lou Salerno's Questroyal Stud near Hudson, N.Y.

Fantastic Light Appears Headed to Japan Cup

Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Fantastic Light will take on Japan's top horses again in the Nov. 25 Japan Cup (Jpn-I), a $4-million grass race at 1 1/2 miles, according to a published report quoting Godolphin representative Dr. Riki Takahashi.

Fantastic Light Appears Headed to Japan Cup

Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Fantastic Light will take on Japan's top horses again in the Nov. 25 Japan Cup (Jpn-I), a $4-million grass race at 1 1/2 miles, according to a published report quoting Godolphin representative Dr. Riki Takahashi.

Stakes Winner Piazza Di Spagna Tops Fasig-Tipton Sale

Piazza Di Spagna, winner of the Inside Information Stakes on grass at Monmouth Park in July, sold for $70,000 to top the Fasig-Tipton horses of racing age sale at Belmont Park on Tuesday. Bred in Chile, the 5-year-old daughter of Great Regent was purchased by Eb Novak's New Farm from trainer Rene Araya, who raced the mare in partnership with Todd Liebman and Robert Van Ostrand.

Juvenile Fillies Story: The Harty Girls

It was only a matter of time. Not just for the Maktoum family's Godolphin operation, which proved to be a dominating presence at the 2001 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, but for Eoin Harty, a fifth-generation Irish horseman who left the Bob Baffert racing stable two years ago to train Godolphin's string of 2-year-olds in the United States

Breeders' Cup Distaff Story: Call Collect

The rigors of being a Thoroughbred trainer means spending nearly as much time on the phone as training horses. In the past four months, Dallas Stewart has made and taken thousands of calls, but two have proven to be life altering. The first, a body blow, came in early June, when owner Roger Devenport phoned to say he was taking his horses and transferring them to trainer David Vance's barn. The second came just eight days before the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I). That second call was Devenport asking Stewart to take the horses back.

Broken Vow to Stand at Pin Oak in Kentucky

Grade II winner Broken Vow has been retired from racing following his runner-up effort in the Oct. 27 Fayette Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland and will enter stud at Josephine Abercrombie's Pin Oak Stud near Versailles, Ky.

Kentucky Vets Make Case to Commission

Veterinarians have asked the Kentucky Racing Commission to consider changes in regulations that govern use of naso-gastric tubes and the administration of Salix, the diuretic formerly known as Lasix. The practitioners, a few of whom spoke during a commission meeting Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs, said they want to protect the health of horses as well as their ability to do their jobs.

MTR Gaming Has Record Third Quarter

  • News

The parent company of Mountaineer Park reported record earnings, revenue, and net income for the third quarter ending Sept. 30. It was the best quarter in the company's history.

Injured Jump Start to Stand at Overbrook

Jump Start, who underwent several hours of surgery to repair his left front leg that was injured during the Oct 27 Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), might be going to stud in 2002 at William T. Young's Overbrook Farm near Lexington.

Hero in a Bridle

By Dan Liebman -- Who can say why we are more attracted to certain horses. I watched the replay of the 1990 Fountain of Youth Stakes. Over and over. I fell in love with this horse.

Big City, Big Show

By Ray Paulick -- New Yorkers made Belmont Park come alive in a way unique to America's greatest city.

Magna Closes Deal on Greyhound Track

  • News

Magna Entertainment has completed its acquisition of Multnomah Greyhound Park in Portland, Ore. The racing conglomerate controlled by Frank Stronach has acquired the operations of Multnomah Greyhound Park for $5.97 million.

Godolphin Sets its Sights on the Big A's Discovery Handicap

Godolphin's Street Cry has not raced since finishing second in the United Arab Emirates Derby (UAE-III) in late March and will face a solid field of 3-year-olds in Wednesday's $100,000 Discovery Handicap (gr. III), the opening day feature of Aqueduct Racetrack's 44-day Fall Meeting.

From The Blood-Horse Magazine: Remembering Nureyev

Nureyev was one of those horses whose stratospheric yearling price of $1.3 million in 1978 and championship status on the racetrack earned plenty of attention. That type of attention was nothing compared to the type of admiration he later earned for his many accomplishments at stud and for coming back from a life-threatening injury.

New Logo for 128th Kentucky Derby Unveiled

  • News

Churchill Downs has unveiled the official logo for the 128th running of America's greatest race, the Kentucky Derby. The logo for the famed "Run for the Roses," to be held May 4, 2002, blends classic Thoroughbred imagery with contemporary graphic design elements.

City Zip to Contemporary Stallions

Grade I winner City Zip, who made his farewell race in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) for the partnership of Charles Thompson, Carl Bowling, and Lakland Farm, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Gus Schoenborn Jr.'s Contemporary Stallions near Coxsackie, N.Y.

Exogenous Continues to Hold Her Own

Trainer Scotty Schulhofer said Monday that Exogenous is still progressing slowly from her injuries suffered prior to the Breeders' Cup Distaff, when she flipped over backwards, hitting her head on the ground and suffering a severe concussion.

News By Topic

News By Date

PrevNext
December 2014
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   

Most Popular Stories

Special Offer

The Blood-Horse

Get 8 FREE issues of The Blood-Horse!

Don’t miss a minute of the action...with 8 FREE issues of The Blood-Horse. And if you like them, you can continue with a full year of issues and get the next edition of the Stallion Register, plus complete coverage of the Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup World Championships. Click here to learn more.