Headlines for Tuesday, October 3, 2000

  • Magnier Buys Session Topper at Goffs Orby

    Coolmore's John Magnier purchased the session topper at opening day of the Goffs Orby yearling sale Tuesday in Ireland, purchasing a Danzig colt for approximately $2,233,000. The colt was sold by Kilcarn Stud and is the third foal out of Alywow, Canada's Horse of the Year in 1994.

  • Valhol Preps for Meadowlands Cup with Bullet Work

    James Jackson's Valhol put in a bullet work at Colonial Downs Tuesday morning in preparation for Saturday night's $400,000 Meadowlands Cup (gr. II). The 4-year-old gelded son of Diazo will be making his second start since bone chip surgery following his third-place finish in the 1999 Ohio Derby (gr. II).

  • Godolphin's Bachir Retired

    Godolphin Racing's dual Guineas winner Bachir has been retired and will stand at Kildangan Stud in Ireland beginning in the 2001 breeding season, according to Sporting Life. Bachir won five of 10 career races, including a rare classic double of the Dubai Poule d'Essai des Poulains-French Two Thousand Guineas (Fr-I) and the Entenmanns Irish Two Thousand Guineas.

  • Star de Naskra, shown here winning the Bold Ruler at Aqueduct in 1979 under jockey Jeffrey Fell.

    Champion Star de Naskra Euthanized

    Star de Naskra, champion sprinter in 1979 and the sire of 43 stakes winners, was euthanized Sunday at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington due to the infirmities of old age. The 25-year-old was pensioned in March of this year.

  • Flame Thrower, under jockey Corey Nakatani, winning the Best Pal Stakes.

    Flame Thrower, Street Cry Work Toward Norfolk

    The likely favorites for Saturday's $200,000 Norfolk Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita put in works at the track on Monday. The one-mile race should help to sort out the West Coast contingent for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

  • Authorities Target International Issues

    Worldwide concerns over the pirating of racing signals and unauthorized Internet wagering in jurisdictions that don't return revenue to horse racing have prompted leaders of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities to recommend formation of a new organization to deal with those and other challenges.

  • Nan Mooney

    Big Blue is Calling

    <i>By Nan Mooney</i> -- When I read that the racing industry is actually considering turning IBM down, I had only one question: Are you crazy?

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor in Chief

    Magna's Mandate

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Frank Stronach is a very smart businessman -- too smart to drop out of the NTRA.

  • Breeders' Cup Deal With TVG Poses Questions

    A deal that gives the TV Games Network the exclusive right to conduct interactive wagering on Breeders' Cup Championship Day races has left other account-wagering providers wondering how the decision will impact their ability to carry the Breeders' Cup program Nov. 4 at Churchill Downs.