Headlines for Tuesday, June 26, 2001

  • Pat Day, resigned as Jockeys' Guild president.

    Day Resigns As Jockeys' Guild President

    Citing philosophical differences with the organization, jockey Pat Day has resigned as president and as a member of The Jockeys' Guild. "There is a distinct philosophical difference that prohibits me from any longer being a part of the organization," Day told bloodhorse.com Tuesday.

  • Unshaded Works Toward Suburban

    James Tafel's Unshaded worked five furlongs in 1:01 over a fast track at Churchill Downs on Tuesday in preparation for the July 1 Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park.

  • Victory Speech Colt Tops Illinois Sale

    Frank Calabrese and a 2-year-old colt by Victory Speech combined to top Saturday's Illinois sale. Calabrese paid $100,000 for hip #25 at the June 23 Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation sale at Arlington Park.

  • CHRB Floats Plan for 2001 Dates Reduction

    In an effort to increase field size, the California Horse Racing Board has proposed a 19-day reduction in the 2001 racing calendar in the state. The proposal would affect the major racetracks and some fairs.

  • 'Biggest Day in Sports' Hopes for Recognition

    Jim Host of Host Communications called the Breeders' Cup championship "the biggest day in sports," and the Thoroughbred industry hopes to capitalize on it with the new "World Thoroughbred Championships" unveiled Tuesday afternoon.

  • Top Sprint Filly Swept Away is Retired

    Richard, Bertram, and Elaine Klein's Swept Away, a winner of nine of 16 starts for earnings of $550,500, was retired June 26 because of an injury to her left front sesamoid. In her last race, the grade II Genuine Risk Handicap at Belmont Park May 12, Swept Away finished an uncharacteristic eighth.

  • Bay State Tracks, Horsemen Await Bill's Fate

    The future of horse racing in Massachusetts is brighter after the State House of Representatives on Monday approved a bill that extends simulcasting rights to racetracks and earmarks additional revenue for purses. The state Senate is scheduled to tackle the legislation Thursday.

  • Grade I Winner Classy Cathy Dead

    Classy Cathy, who won three grade I stakes as a 3-year-old in 1986 before going on to become a stakes producer, died June 13 from complications from colic.

  • Long Time, No See: Racing Back at Brockton

    Hoping to recapture its popularity from nearly 30 years ago, the Brockton Fair in southeastern Massachusetts will open June 30 for a 30-day meet that will extend through Aug. 18. The meet originally was scheduled for 20 days.

  • Wrong Fit

    <i>By Steve Haskin</i> -- If the 2001 Triple Crown were a suit, you'd definitely send it back for alterations until it looked just right.

  • Merge Ahead?

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- If racing commissions can't decide which national organization should represent them, it seems almost absurd to suggest the industry should move toward uniform medication rules.

  • NYRA Floats Plan for Additional Barns at Spa

    The New York Racing Association has plans for more stalls space at Saratoga. Meanwhile, Point Given and Monarchos could hook up yet again in the Travers Stakes in late August at the upstate New York racetrack.