The 3-year-old bay colt ran second in the Preakness, third in the Belmont Stakes and the Haskell Invitational (all gr. I), and has earned more than $500,000 despite only a maiden victory in nine career starts.
Sarava, winner of the 2002 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), has been relocated to Donald Dizney's Double Diamond Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Breeders' Cup Ltd. announced May 21 that 25 individuals are on the ballot for the election of 13 positions to its board of members and trustees.
The Thoroughbred Safety Committee announced June 17 that it is recommending the elimination of steroids in race training and racing, a ban on toe grabs, and a series of whip-related reforms, all aimed at improving safety and integrity in Thoroughbred racing.
- By Tom LaMarra
The Jockey Club acknowledges it has limits on what it can mandate in the area of equine health and safety, but it does plan to use its new Thoroughbred Safety Committee as a "bully pulpit" to bring about change.
Runaway Groom, who beat the year's three U.S. classic winners in the 1982 Travers Stakes (gr. I), was euthanized June 8 at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington because of complications from the infirmities of old age.
Donald Dizney's broodmare Omi was euthanized after a bout with colic.
Rey de Cafe, a multiple graded stakes winner, will enter stud in 2007 at Donald Dizney's Double Diamond Farms near Ocala, Fla.
The board of directors for the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association has formulated an ambitious legislative agenda that would bring live racing to Ocala and get video lottery terminals installed at the state's racetracks.
Owner-breeders Donald Dizney and John C. Oxley have joined the board of stewards of The Jockey Club, it was announced Aug. 14.
Donald Dizney, owner of Double Diamond Farm in Ocala, Fla., has replaced Harold Plumley as president of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association NTRA announced March 29 the board members for the NTRA Political Action Committee (PAC).
Millionaire Wekiva Springs will return to his birthplace, Donald Dizney's Double Diamond Farm near Ocala, Fla., to stand the 2002 breeding season.
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