Headlines for Friday, June 8, 2001

  • Jockey Chris McCarron rides Forest Secrets to an upset victory in the Acorn.

    Forest Secrets Upsets Acorn

    In what he hopes is a preview of Saturday's Belmont Stakes (gr. I), trainer John Ward Jr. scored a big triumph in the $200,000 grade I Acorn with 50-1 shot Forest Secrets.

  • Forbes Magazine Recognizes Blood-Horse Inc. Web Sites

    Bloodhorse.com and The HayNet (www.haynet.net) have been selected by the editors of Forbes magazine as Forbes "Best of The Web" sites, which are selected based on their content, design, navigation, speed, and customization. Bloodhorse.com and haynet.net, an equine industry directory, are owned by The Blood-Horse Inc.

  • Two Colts 'Racing for Research' in Belmont Stakes

    John Oxley, owner of Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos, and Gary and Mary<br>West, owners of Dollar Bill, have pledged to donate 1% of the winner's share of the purse to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation with a victory in Saturday's Belmont Stakes. The winner's share of the grade I event is $600,000, which means $6,000 would go toward research.

  • Breeder/Owner S. Christian Brown Dead

    S. Christian Brown, retired former president and CEO of Criticare Therapy Products in Richmond, Va., and an active Thoroughbred owner and breeder in West Virginia and New York since 1972, died of leukemia on Memorial Day, May 28, at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Virginia. He was 73.

  • Large Pool Exotic Wagers Offered on Belmont Card

    As part of the festivities on Belmont Stakes Day this Saturday, handicappers can take a shot at enhanced exotic pools in the $1 million guaranteed Pick Six and the $250,000 guaranteed Pick Four.

  • Point Given, morning line favorite for Saturday&#39;s Belmont Stakes.

    Charity Money Likely to Ride on Point Given in Belmont

    The $50,000 that will be wagered on Saturday's Belmont Stakes to benefit the Imus Ranch, a working cattle ranch in New Mexico that takes in kids with cancer and lets them work with horses and other livestock, will likely be riding on Point Given.

  • Belmont Notes: Sen. Clinton to Present Trophy; Weather is Fine

    New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, will attend Saturday's Belmont Stakes (gr. I). The senator will present the trophy to the winning connections of the third leg of the Triple Crown.

  • Lasix Has A New Name

    The name has changed, but the drug has not. Lasix is now SALIX in the veterinary industry. When Intervet acquired Hoechst Roussel Vet in November 1999, Intervet agreed that Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Hoechst AG) would retain Lasix as the registered trademark for the human drug. This is why the veterinary furosemide product has now become SALIX.