Headlines for Tuesday, April 10, 2001

  • BHB May Relax Policy on Foot-and-Mouth Restrictions

    The British Horseracing Board is set to relax its tough stance of not<br>racing at courses within 10 kilometers of a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak. BHB directors were to be told at a meeting Wednesday that further disruption to the flat racing season in Britain could occur if the policy isn't changed.

  • Monarchos, who made a powerful move to win the Florida Derby, returns in Saturday&#39;s Wood Memorial.

    Trainers Gearing Up For Big Stakes; Godolphin Pair Arrives at Churchill

    Top trainers from New York to Kentucky to Arkansas are gearing up for this weekend's three big Kentucky Derby preps, after which we should have a good idea who will provide the main challenges to Santa Anita Derby winner Point Given. On the foreign front, the two Godolphin invaders, Street Cry and Express Tour, arrived safe and sound at Churchill Downs today at approximately 1 p.m. after clearing quarantine at Keeneland.

  • River GM: Purse Loss at $7 Million ... and Counting

    The general manager at River Downs in Ohio said more than $7 million in purse revenue generated at the racetrack has gone to other tracks in the state the past 4 1/2 years through a formula that disperses dark-day simulcasting funds.

  • Millennium Wind, winning the Santa Catalina Stakes, drilled a fast five-eighths of a mile Tuesday in preparation for the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes.

    Millennium Wind Breezes Rapidly at Keeneland

    Millennium Wind and Bonnie Scot, two colts who could compete in Saturday's grade I Toyota Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, turned in impressive drills at the track Tuesday morning in preparation for the $750,000 event at 1 1/8 miles. Millennium Wind went the fastest of 11 horses that worked five furlongs.

  • Gray Slewpy Euthanized

    California stallion Gray Slewpy was euthanized March 29 at John Zamora's JZ Stock Farm near Temecula because of complications from colic.

  • Sportsman's Rewarded With Double-Digit Business Gains

    In 2000, Sportsman's Park suffered from its conversion to a dual-use facility for horse and motor sports racing. With sight lines and other fan amenities compromised, attendance and handle sagged. To address the problems, Sportsman's Park spent several million dollars during the past year to improve its facility, then implemented an extensive fan outreach program to show off the changes.

  • At Thistledown, More Horses Mean Bump in Handle

    Thistledown's plan to revamp its racing program to compete for horses with nearby Mountaineer Park in West Virginia has paid off, at least very early in its 2001 meet. Track general manager Bill Murphy said the increase in field size had much to do with the spike in handle.

  • Strangles

    Strangles is a highly contagious disease of the upper respiratory system in the horse. It is caused by a bacterium, Streptococcus equi. Symptoms of strangles include inflammation of the throat, nasal discharge, and abscesses in the lymph nodes that are located in the head region.

  • Proper Techniques for Bandaging

    When you bandage a horse's legs, it is important to use proper techniques. If bandages are not applied correctly, they can cause discomfort, restrict blood flow, and damage tendons and other tissues.

  • It's Your Turn, NBC

    <i>By Steve Haskin -- </i>OK, NBC, it's all yours. You got the whole kit and kaboodle, or is it the whole enchilada? However you want to say it, the Triple Crown is yours to improve, maintain, or ruin.

  • Ray Paulick

    Dual Personality

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Point Given first got my attention last year in the 1 1/16-mile Champagne Stakes (gr. I).

  • Eaton Will Post Medication Lists at Barns

    Beginning with the Keeneland July yearling auction, Eaton Sales will post medication lists at its barns, said Reiley McDonald, a co-owner of the company. The lists will contain information about any treatments the horses receive while stabled on the sale grounds.

  • Magna: 'Show Me State' Ripe With Possibilities

    Magna Entertainment is on the move again, this time in Missouri, where pari-mutuel wagering is legal but no racetracks have been built. A bill co-sponsored by nine legislators has been introduced in the House and Senate, where it could be discussed this week. The legislation spells out the powers of the racing commission, a requirement that at least 50 days of live racing be held, and a mandate that a capital investment of at least $25 million be made to build a track.