Headlines for Tuesday, November 27, 2001

  • Kentucky HBPA Targets Drug Council's Conduct

    The Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has taken issue with the conduct of the state's Equine Drug Council and has asked the Kentucky Racing Commission to make sure the council complies with regulations.

  • Multiple U.S. champion Paseana has returned to her native Argentina.

    Far Flung: Where are Yesterday's Heroes Today?

    Some of the horses who have made history on Breeders' Cup Championship Day were born and bred in the U.S., but now live elsewhere. Some were foaled in one country, raced in another, and now live somewhere completely different. Here are some of their stories.

  • Kentucky Directive: No Tubing on Raceday

    Kentucky has taken its ban on "milkshakes" in Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing one step further with a specific directive that naso-gastric tubes cannot be used at all on raceday, even for therapeutic purposes. The commission said the directive was issued "to inform current and newly licensed veterinary practitioners of current policy."

  • Mystery Storm, Two Others to Texas

    Graded stakes winners Mystery Storm, El Amante, and Cat's Career will stand next breeding season at Weston-Ward Thoroughbreds at Straus Medina Ranch near San Antonio, Texas

  • Always Fair to Rockin' River in Iowa

    Always Fair, who has sired a dozen stakes winners, has been purchased by Jeff Greseth in partnership with Fred and Wade Feuring's Rockin' River Ranch for stallion duty at the Winterset, Iowa, farm.

  • Alan Foreman, chief executive officer of the THA

    THA Issues Testing, Medication Recommendations

    The Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association on Nov. 27 issued a list of recommendations that call for a restructuring of medication use and drug testing procedures in horse racing. Among them are formation of a non-profit consortium that would be funded via a per-start fee for every Thoroughbred, Standardbred, and Quarter Horse.

  • Mutafaweq to Wood Farm Stud in England

    European champion Mutafaweq, who won the 2000 Canadian International Stakes (Can-IT) at Woodbine, has been retired from racing and will take up stallion duty at Bill Bromley's Wood Farm Stud in Shropshire, England, for £2,500.

  • Maryland Factions Still Can't Agree on Plan

    At the risk of losing even more credibility with state lawmakers and despite a deadline imposed by the Maryland Racing Commission, the state's racing industry acknowledged Monday it has not made peace among the ranks. If anything, the disparate factions demonstrated that resolving their disputes is a longshot.

  • Approaching the Gate

    <i>By Dr. C. Wayne McIlwraith</i> -- The industry wants horse racing to increase in popularity and achieve the status of a major league sport. The time is right for us all to come together and reach consensus on medication issues.

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

    Top of the Game

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Just two of the 45 yearlings bought in North America for seven figures in 1999 have won a grade/group I stakes to date.