Headlines for Monday, August 21, 2000

  • RCI President's Contract Under Review

    The board of directors of the Association of Racing Commissioners International will meet in September to discuss a proposed revision of president Tony Chamblin’s contract, which apparently has become a bone of contention among the membership once again.

  • Harry Oppenheimer, shown in 1998

    Top South African Breeder Dies

    Harry Oppenheimer, former head of the world’s leading diamond and gold mining operations and South Africa’s best-known Thoroughbred breeder and owner, died Aug. 19 in Johannsburg. He was 91.

  • Blushing K.D. in the 1997 Kentucky Oak(gr. I)

    Efforts to Save Blushing K. D. Futile

    Blushing K. D., whose victory in the 1997 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) ensured a measure of fame for owners James and Sue Burns, died on Aug. 5 at Dr. Bruce Lyle’s clinic near Aubrey, Texas, two days after colic surgery.

  • The new bloodhorse.com

    We are pleased to announce the birth of <b><a href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/">bloodhorse.com</a></b>. <b>bloodhorse.com</b> represents the fourth-generation Thoroughbred <br>racing and breeding web site published by The Blood-Horse, Inc. in nearly five years.

  • Travers Starters Work at Saratoga

    Likely Travers Stakes (gr. I) starters Albert the Great, Impeachment, and Milwaukee Brew were in action at Saratoga Sunday morning in workouts preparing for Saturday’s $1-million race.