Headlines for Friday, September 1, 2000

  • Include Morning-Line Favorite for Pennsylvania Derby

    Despite the presence of graded stakes winners Hal's Hope, Mass Market, and Pine Bluff, Robert Meyerhoff's Vincent Moscarelli Stakes winner Include was installed as the 3-1 morning-line favorite for Monday's $300,000 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. III) at Philadelphia Park.

  • Stormy Pick, ridden by Jose C. Ferrer, captures the Grade I $200,000 Spinaway Stakes at Saratoga Friday.

    Stormy Pick Wires Field for Spinaway Victory

    Raymond Dweck's Stormy Pick zipped to a wire-to-wire victory over eight other 2-year-old fillies in Friday's $200,000 Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, giving freshman sire Storm Creek a leg up on his competition in the list of leading first-crop sires.

  • Despite Turnaround in Form, Zippy Now 0-87

    Displaying a turnaround in form, Felix Monserrate's Zippy Chippy led all the way before being caught at the wire to finish second in a maiden special weight race at Northampton Fair, extending his winless streak to 87 races.

  • Silverbulletday, relaxing at Hill 'n' Dale Farm on Friday.

    Silverbulletday Settles in at New Home

    Two-time champion Silverbulletday, whose quest to become the all-time leading earner among females ended with her retirement ended earlier this week, has settled in to her new home at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington, Ky.

  • Jockey Corey Nakatani riding Silic (12) to victory in last year's Breeders' Cup Mile.

    No BC Mile Defense For Silic

    1999 Breeders' Cup Mile winner Silic has suffered a recurrence of an old foot injury that will preclude him from defending his crown at Churchill Downs in November.

  • Mark Wilson, president and CEO of TVG.

    TVG, NYRA Join Forces to Pursue OTB Corp. Bid

    The New York Racing Association and TVG have joined forces to pursue the possible acquisition of the New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation. Under the terms of a preliminary proposal, NYRA would assume the operation and management of NYCOTB's physical wagering outlets while TVG would assume the management and operation of its existing telephone account wagering assets.

  • Niall Brennan

    Consignors Officially Form National Organization

    In a follow-up to their initial meeting Aug. 24, consignors who participate in 2-year-old in training sales announced Thursday evening a new organization called the "National Association of Two-Year-Old Consignors."

  • Tendon Injuries: Treatments and Prevention

    <P>Tendon injuries quickly can end a performance horse's career. There are no definitive statistics concerning how many horses in the world suffer from tendon injuries of some sort, but the number is considerable. The most common injury is the one referred to as a bowed tendon, but other injuries, such as lacerations, also can compromise a horse's capabil...

  • What Causes Poor Exercise Performance?

    <P>A huge amount of time, effort, and money often are invested in the preparation of horses for various athletic events, including Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing, three-day eventing, steeplechasing, dressage, hunter-jumper events, reining, cutting, and endurance racing, to mention but a few. Regardless of discipline, we expect that a well-trained an...