Headlines for Monday, March 26, 2001

  • High Buy-Back Rate at Fasig-Tipton Texas

    A high buy-back rate and only one break-out horse were the key points Monday during the first session of the two-day Fasig-Tipton Texas 2-year-olds in training sale at Lone Star Park.

  • Maryland Dates Meeting May Be 'Bloodbath'

    On Wednesday, representatives of the Maryland Jockey Club will ask the state's racing commission for permission to cease racing at Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park for parts of June and July so that Thoroughbreds can race at Colonial Downs. The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association doesn't support the plan.

  • Unreported Medications Found in Sale Horses

    Tests conducted on juveniles that participated in under-tack shows prior to the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March select auction did not detect any performance enhancing-drugs, but therapeutic medications were found in blood samples from three horses whose consignors had not reported the treatments, said Tom Ventura, general manager and director of sales for OBS.

  • Foot-And-Mouth Effects Continue

    With the first case of foot-and-mouth disease confirmed in Ireland, and the British government now saying the situation will last for months, the scope of the highly contagious disease continues to widen.

  • Balto Star, ridden Mark Guidry, runs to victory in the $500,000 Arkansas Derby, Saturday, April 14, 2001, at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

    BALTO STAR

    Dark bay/brown gelding, foaled March 7, 1998, Glitterman--Miss Livie, by Devil's Bag

  • Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus will join Coolmore Stud's shuttle to Australia.

    Fusaichi Pegasus and High Yield Will Shuttle to Australia

    First-year stallions Fusaichi Pegasus and High Yield will join Coolmore's North America-Australia shuttle contingent this summer, as will Spinning World. Coolmore announced those additions to its Southern Hemisphere roster at Rosehill Gardens racetrack on Saturday, the same day as the running of the Coolmore Classic (Aust-I).

  • Steve Haskin's Kentucky Derby Top 20: March 26 Update

    Steve Haskin, the award-winning turf writer and senior correspondent for The Blood-Horse, updates his top Kentucky Derby contenders weekly. During his 29 years with the Daily Racing Form, Haskin became known for his insightful coverage of the Triple Crown races. Haskin won the Red Smith Award for Kentucky Derby writing in 1997, 1999, and 2000.and received the David Woods Award for best Preakness story in 1997. In 1999, he co-authored "Baffert: Dirt Road to the Derby" with trainer Bob Baffert and wrote the book, "Dr. Fager" for Eclipse Press' "Thoroughbred Legends" series in 2000.

  • Romolo's Fritzi Out for Year with Knee Fracture

    Romolo's Fritzi, who finished a well-beaten second in an Aqueduct allowance race Saturday as a prep for the Wood Memorial, came out of the race with a fracture of the right front knee, co-owner Barry Irwin of Team Valor said Monday.

  • Balto Star's runaway victory in Turfway's Spiral Stakes was among the top performances of the weekend.

    Haskin's Derby Report: A Valentine for Zito and a Shooting Star at Turfway

    A monster runaway victory in Kentucky, a track record in Florida, a stirring two-horse battle in the deserts of Dubai, and a four-horse blanket finish in Arkansas. After Saturday's fast and furious action on the Derby trail, racing fans all over the country will be craving a fix during next weekend's lull before the major stakes frenzies of Apr. 7 and 14.