Headlines for Tuesday, June 5, 2001

  • Michelle LeBlanc, veterinarian, discussed mare reproductivity at farm managers meeting.

    Mare Reproductivity a Timely Topic at Farm Managers Meeting

    The timing couldn't have been better, but it certainly wasn't planned. On April 30, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Manager's Club invited an equine reproductive specialist to speak at its June meeting. The following week, Central Kentucky was gripped by mare reproductive loss syndrome.

  • Golden Ballet is led off a van at Denali Stud.

    Golden Ballet Arrives in Kentucky

    Golden Ballet, leader of the 3-year-old filly division this year on the basis of her two grade I stakes victories before being retired after suffering a bowed tendon, arrived at Craig Banderoff's Denali Stud on Monday, June 18.

  • A P Valentine, on the track at Belmont Park before Tuesday's workout.

    A P Valentine in Sharp Work for Belmont

    Belmont Stakes works concluded Tuesday morning when A P Valentine breezed a sharp five furlongs in :59 1/5 with regular work rider Jamie Sanders aboard. The son of A.P. Indy looked like he was ready for some serious action as he jogged past the stands with his neck bowed. Approaching the five-furlong pole, he was already leveled off and in high gear.

  • Biederman to Leave Equine Spectrum

    Interim executive director Tom Biederman is stepping down from the helm of Equine Spectrum to resume his real estate and Thoroughbred brokerage business, along with contract auction work for Fasig-Tipton Co.

  • Dust Off the Crown

    <i>By Kristin J. Ingwell </i> -- I haven't done a survey, official or otherwise, and I am biased. But it appears everyone in America vaguely aware of horse racing agrees on one thing -- we want a new Triple Crown winner.

  • Internet Gambling Bill Passes Nevada Senate

    Legislation to legalize Internet gambling passed the Nevada Senate on a 17-4 vote Monday and was sent to Gov. Kenny Guinn. The Associated Press reported that Internet gaming could be worth $6 billion to the state's casino industry by 2003.

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

    Farm Aid

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- The pregnancy losses may have slowed, and University of Kentucky researchers may have identified the leading cause for the mare reproductive loss syndrome that hit the Bluegrass region this spring, but the damage is just now being assessed. The losses, which will be sustained over the next several years, will be devastating for many farm owners and breeders.

  • Legal wrangling continues over 1999 Turf Classic winner Val&#39;s Prince.

    Val's Prince Redux: Another Appeal Possible

    On the basis of what he called "bad faith games playing with the court," Broward County, Fla., Circuit Court Judge Charles Greene ruled to strike the pleadings of defendant Steve Weiner in the Val's Prince lawsuit.

  • Horsemen Want Hialeah to Forward Funds

    Directors of the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have instructed their attorney to draft a formal letter of complaint to the State of Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering requesting that Hialeah Park's permit be pulled.