Headlines for Tuesday, June 12, 2001

  • European Sire Charnwood Forest Dies

    Leading European first and second crop sire Charnwood Forest (Ire) has died after fracturing a leg at Rathbarry Stud in Ireland on Sunday.

  • Secret Status Prepares for Fleur De Lis

    Secret Status, the winner of the 2000 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) but an upset victim in a sixth-place finish in the Louisville Breeders' Cup (gr. II) on May 4, completed her serious training for Saturday's Fleur de Lis (gr. III) with a strong five furlong breeze at Churchill Downs. The 4-year-old chestnut daughter of 1992 Horse of the Year A.P. Indy covered the distance in 1:01.

  • Captain Steve and Unshaded Highlight Likely Stephen Foster Field

    Unshaded and Mike Pegram's Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Captain Steve highlight a likely field of eight to 10 of America's top older horses in the 20th running of the 1 1/8-mile Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. II), which will be the racing centerpiece of the first "Stephen Foster Super Saturday" at Churchill Downs.

  • Bienamado posted his third grade I win in the Whittingham.

    Bienamado: He's The Man

    There is an air to Bienamado, a cocksure attitude laced with a dash of hubris, that exudes pride. That head held high, those white-rimmed eyes scanning the scene for anything of interest, he swaggers around like he owns the joint. If body language means anything, Bienamado knows he's the man.

  • NTRA Purchases Fingerprint Machine for National Racing Compact

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) purchased a portable, digital fingerprint machine for the National Racing Compact (NRC) that will aid in streamlining and simplifying the licensing process. The purchase follows a recommendation of an NTRA Task Force to support the national licensing of owners and other industry participants.

  • Here and There

    Bits and pieces from around the industry

  • Belmont TV Review: Missing the Point

    While NBC's Belmont Stakes telecast showed improvement over its Preakness effort, there seems to be a basic flaw in the 90-minute format of these classic productions -- the race comes too late in the show, leaving little time for replays, interviews, and analysis.

  • NYRA president cited several reasons for improved Belmont business.

    Reaping Rewards: Several Factors Boost Belmont Numbers

    Record handle figures and higher television ratings were Belmont Park's rewards the day of its premier event. These were payoffs of clear skies, increased national and local publicity, and a showdown between Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos and Preakness (gr. I) winner Point Given.

  • Horsemen Remain at Odds With Hialeah Park

    Though Hialeah Park transferred $585,000 of the remaining $1.3 million held in horsemen's accounts to Calder Race Course on June 6, Florida horsemen remain dissatisfied both with Hialeah's failure to transfer the entirety of the balance as well as the track's under-funding of the account.

  • Lasix Now SALIX For Veterinary Purposes

    Lasix is now SALIX in the veterinary industry. When Intervet acquired Hoechst Roussel Vet in November 1999, Intervet agreed that Aventis Pharmaceuticals would retain Lasix as the registered trademark for the human drug. So the veterinary furosemide product has become SALIX.

  • Crisis or Opportunity

    <i>By John R. Gaines</i> -- The Chinese ideogram for "crisis" is the same as the Chinese ideogram for "opportunity." There is a certain wisdom in this.

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

    Hail to the Chief

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Without question, the presence of Bill and Hillary Clinton added a significant buzz to the Belmont.

  • Board Issues Complaint

    The California Horse Racing Board issued a complaint against Laurie Burnett-Nutter, the trainer of You Scare Me, which finished second in the ninth race at Los Alamitos Race Course on Feb. 4, 2001.

  • This 2001 Eskimo filly is the first registered using DNA parentage verification.

    Jockey Club Registers First DNA Foal

    The Jockey Club reports that it has registered the first foal from the 2001 crop, making the filly by Eskimo--Home Together, by Homebuilder the first to be issued a certificate by using DNA to certify its parentage.