Headlines for Thursday, January 11, 2001

  • Brushed On to Clermont

    Graded stakes-placed Brushed On has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Everett and Evelyn Schoenborn's Clermont Farm near Germantown, N.Y.

  • Stallion Affirmed, who may miss the beginning of the breeding season.

    Stallion Affirmed Being Treated at Clinic

    Central Kentucky stallion Affirmed, who underwent surgery on his left front pastern joint at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington in the fall, is back at the clinic. The 26-year-old stallion was sent there on Jan. 8 from the Bell family's Jonabell Farm near Lexington. It is questionable whether he will be able to begin breeding when the season begins Feb. 15.

  • Zito Suspended, Fined For Medication Positive

    Nick Zito, who has trained a pair of Kentucky Derby winners, was suspended for 15 days and fined $1,000 by the New York Racing Association on Thursday after a banned substance was found in one of his horses. Zito appealed the penalties, meaning they do not immediately take effect.

  • NYRA, Racetrack Cooperative Settle Simulcast Dispute

    The New York Racing Association and the Southern Racing Cooperative have settled a simulcast contract dispute that will return the NYRA signal to the 11-member track cooperative. The cooperative includes Lone Star Park, Sam Houston Race Park, and Retama Park in Texas; Oaklawn Park in Arkansas; Emerald Downs in Washington; Prairie Meadows in Iowa; Tampa Bay Downs in Florida; and the Downs at Albuquerque, Ruidoso Downs, SunRay Park, and Sunland Park in New Mexico.

  • An autopsy has determined that jockey Chris Antley died as a result of an accidental overdose.

    Antley's Death Ruled Overdose

    The death of jockey Chris Antley has been ruled an accidental overdose by the Los Angeles County coroner. In a report finalized Thursday, the coroner attributed Antley's death to multiple drug intoxication. Initially, Pasadena, Ca., police ruled the jockey's death a homicide after finding his body face down in a hallway of his Pasadena home Dec. 2. Four drugs were found present in Antley's body, according to toxicology tests performed by the coroner.

  • Northern Baby Pensioned

    Northern Baby, a 25-year-old son of Northern Dancer and sire of 40 stakes winners, has been pensioned at Arthur B. Hancock III's Stone Farm near Paris, Ky. Northern Baby first stood in Europe before being moved to Stone for the 1982 breeding season. Northern Baby, who covered 22 mares in each of the past two breeding seasons, sired the earners of $22 million.

  • Lists of Leading Breeders of 2000

    <a href="http://breeding.bloodhorse.com/2000leaders_breeders.asp"> Leading Breeders of 2000</a><p><a href="http://breeding.bloodhorse.com/2000leaders_breeders_partnerships.asp">Leading Breeders of 2000--Partnerships Included</a>

  • Badge to Stand at Hartley/De Renzo

    Graded stakes winner Badge, who ran third in the 1999 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla.

  • Third-Quarter Wagering Rose at TVG's Oregon Hub

    The NTRA Services wagering hub in Oregon registered a 35% increase in handle in the third quarter of 2000 compared with the year-earlier period. According to Oregon Racing Commission figures, the betting hub, operated on behalf of the TV Games Network, handled $4,283,997 in the third quarter of 2000, up 35% from the hub's first three months of operation in 1999.

  • My Friend Max to Double Dam

    A 9-year-old son of Danzig, My Friend Max will stand the 2001 season at D.R. Caldwell's Double Dam Farm near Folsom, La., for a fee of $2,500 live foal.

  • 11 Entered in San Fernando; Tiznow 'May Stay in Barn'

    With the torrential rains which fell overnight Wednesday and the prospect that Breeders' Cup Classic champion Tiznow might opt to stay in the barn, 11 four-year-olds passed the entry box Thursday morning for Saturday's 49th running of the grade II, $250,000 San Fernando Breeders' Cup Stakes.