Headlines for Thursday, October 12, 2000

  • Heritage of Gold Draws Inside Post for Spinster

    Heritage of Gold drew the rail and was installed as the 4-5 morning-line favorite for the $543,000-added Three Chimneys Spinster Stakes (gr. I) Saturday at Keeneland. The seven-horse field also includes Plenty of Light, Roza Robata, Spain, and Ruby Surprise.

  • NTRA-Breeders' Cup Merger Details Unveiled

    At its annual membership meeting in Lexington, Ky., the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) and Breeders' Cup Limited unveiled details of the licensing agreement for the operational merger ofthe two organizations.

  • Puerto Madero, working at the Nad Al Sheba race track in Dubai last March.

    Puerto Madero Retired to Walmac

    Millionaire Puerto Madero, whose victory over Behrens and Silver Charm in the 1999 Donn Handicap (gr. I) got the "NTRA Champions on Fox" series off to a rousing start, has been retired from racing and will stand at John T.L. Jones Jr.'s Walmac International near Lexington for $5,000 live foal.

  • Commentary: Breeders MIA at NTRA Meeting

    Central Kentucky's Thoroughbred breeders were noticeable by their absence at Keeneland on Thursday morning when the National Thoroughbred Racing Association held the first session of a two-day membership meeting.

  • NTRA commissioner Tim Smith: Goal is 100% industry participation.

    NTRA Pushes For Total Support

    With only a month before 2001 membership commitments are due, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association apparently has made progress in several key areas, and pledged Thursday morning to strive for 100% industry participation.

  • Steve Haskin: 'Confident the 3-year-old Albert the Great is sitting on a huge race.'

    Countdown to the Cup: Battle Lines Drawn as Pegasus Flies the Coop

    <i>By Steve Haskin</i> -- When the smoke of battle clears on Sunday night, those still standing will pack up and head to Churchill Downs, where riches, glory, and Eclipse Awards await. Of course, we all know by now that the most feared warrior of them all, <b>Fusaichi Pegasus</b>, has put back his sword and armor and will fight his final fight in Kentucky.