Headlines for Friday, December 28, 2001

  • MRLS Loan Regulations Being Drafted

    Federal and state officials are drafting regulations for federal loans that will be available for eligible farmers impacted by mare reproductive loss syndrome.

  • Steeplechase Association Eliminates COO Post

    Citing budgetary constraints, the National Steeplechase Association announced Friday, Dec. 28, that it has eliminated the position of chief operating officer.

  • Most European Sale Companies Switch to Euro

    Sale companies in Ireland, France, Germany, and Italy will sell Thoroughbreds in euros in 2002, but Great Britain, which has opted out of the European single-currency scheme for the time being, will still offer stock in guineas (£1.05), and in one case will switch to pounds.

  • Guided Tour defeats Balto Star in the Kentucky Cup Classic.

    Guided Tour Euthanized in Saudi Arabia

    The Blood-Horse has learned that Guided Tour, the game runner who earned the nickname "The Bus," was euthanized Dec. 21 after he broke down during a 1 1/4-mile race at Malaz racecourse in Ridayh, Saudi Arabia.

  • Full Field for Furl Sail at Fair Grounds

    Friday's 30th running of the $75,000 Furl Sail Handicap drew an overflow field of 14 starters for the about one-mile race on the Stall-Wilson turf course.