Headlines for Monday, April 30, 2001

  • Stakes Winner Cee Dee Dies Unexpectedly

    Cee Dee, a stakes-winning Ohio-bred son of Academy Award, died unexpectedly Monday. While an autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death, co-owner and breeder Bruce Hudson said the colt might have been the victim of a massive infection.

  • New York Suspends Trainer Dowd, Fines Owner Perez

    New York racing regulators on Monday slapped trainer John Dowd with a 120-day suspension after three Thoroughbreds he ran during races in 1999 and 2000 at Aqueduct tested positive for ergonovine. In another disciplinary matter, Thoroughbred owner Robert Perez was fined $3,000 following what officials described as a nasty confrontation with stewards last year at Saratoga in an incident the board said was "detrimental to the best interests of racing.''

  • Colorful Turf Writer-Trainer Feldman Dies at Age 85

    Dave Feldman, a colorful Turf writer for Chicago newspapers and a veteran Thoroughbred trainer, died Monday at Weiss Hospital. He was 85. The cause of death was heart failure, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, where Feldman last plied his trade.

  • Kentucky Workers Wary of Federal Agency

    As the deadline approached for filing labor certification applications, rumors of the Immigration and Naturalization Services using the information to create a "hit list" of illegal aliens working on Kentucky farms and racetracks led many who could benefit from certification to not file.

  • Point Given lived up to his Kentucky Derby favoritism with a fast workout Monday.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Report: Bob's Big Boys Burn Up Churchill Strip

    The setting was the same as past years: Bob Baffert standing in the Churchill Downs grandstand, his white hair glistening in the morning sun like a fresh mound of snow. A two-way radio is held close to his mouth, as he surveys the post-renovation break scene and offers his first set of instructions to exercise rider Dana Barnes. Several minutes later, after watching his two Derby horses work, Baffert takes a deep, relaxing breath and breaks out into a smile and selection of one-liners. His horses once again have left a long line of smoldering hoof prints in the Churchill Downs surface.

  • Keats

    Keats, foaled Feb. 14, 1998, dark bay or brown colt, by Hennessy--Alaska Queen, by Time for a Change

  • Tincin

    Tincin, bay colt, foaled March 26, 1998, Discover-Call Me Whitney, by Jade Hunter

  • Tincin

    Tincin, bay colt, foaled March 26, 1998, Discover-Call Me Whitney, by Jade Hunter

  • Point Given, regular rider Dana Barnes up, had his final work Monday in preparation for the Kentucky Derby.

    Point Given, Congaree 'Awesome'; Maiden Drops Out

    Kentucky Derby favorite Point Given and stablemate Congaree had their last workouts before Saturday's race, each posting fast times for their five furlong efforts. Point Given was timed in :58.50 seconds, as clocked by trainer Bob Baffert, who caught Congaree in :58.75 for five furlongs. Also Monday, Churchill officials announced that Tincin, winless in seven starts, was no longer being considered for the Derby after developing a cough.

  • Dubai Millennium Dies After Third Operation

    Sheikh Mohammed's Dubai Millennium succumbed to equine grass sickness Sunday evening. According to John Ferguson, Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock advisor, "Dubai Millennium became uncomfortable on Sunday night, and it was evident that a third emergency surgery was necessary."