Headlines for Thursday, January 4, 2001

  • Band Is Passing, ridden by Eibar Coa, wins the 2000 Appleton Handicap at Gulfstream Park. He will attempt a repeat as the starting highweight in Saturday's renewal of the event.

    Band Is Passing Seeks Repeat in Appleton Handicap

    Stanley Ersoff's homebred Band Is Passing will face 14 rivals in the Appleton Handicap (gr. IIT) at Gulfstream Park Saturday as he attempts to repeat his win in last year's renewal of the race. Since last year, the race has been shortened to one mile from its previous length of 1 1/16 miles.

  • North East Bound Breezes Toward Donn Start

    Julian Demarco and Richard Disano's North East Bound worked three furlongs in :36 2/5 seconds on Thursday while breezing on a fast track at Gulfstream Park. The 5-year-old gelded son of D'Accord is preparing for his return to the races in the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) at the South Florida oval on Feb. 3.

  • Mula Gula to El Dorado

    Grade II winner Mula Gula has been retired from racing and will enter stud for $2,000 live foal at Ron and Nina Hagen's El Dorado Farms near Enumclaw, Wash.

  • John Gaines, prominent horse breeder, spoke Tuesday night to the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club.

    Gaines Calls For Stronach to Terminate or Delay Forum

    Magna chairman Frank Stronach's Jan. 14 open forum to discuss the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's future "should be terminated or at least delayed" if Stronach isn't willing to establish a structure and set an agenda for the session, John Gaines told the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Manager's Club Tuesday night in Lexington.

  • Melville Church Dead

    Virginia horseman Melville (Chuck) Church III, who was a past president of the Virginia Thoroughbred Association, died on Jan.1 while on a hunting trip in Essex County, Va.

  • Equine Art Magazine Acquired by The Blood-Horse

    The Blood-Horse, Inc. has announced the acquisition of The Equine Image magazine, a publication serving equine art enthusiasts since its founding in 1986. The magazine was acquired for an undisclosed sum from its prior owner, Heartland Communications Group of Fort Dodge, IA.