Headlines for Tuesday, July 10, 2001

  • Half-Sister To Aly's Alley Tops Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

    Capricha, a half-sister to grade III winner Aly's Alley, brought the top price of $240,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training and older horses of racing age on Tuesday in Timonium, Md. Produced from the unraced Alydar mare Aly Capri, the Pleasant Colony filly was purchased by Eaglestone Farm from Bill Reightler, agent.

  • Author/Artist Kathleen Costello Beer Dead

    Author/artist Kathleen Costello Beer, 74, died July 3 from complications from cancer. A native of Baltimore, Beer founded the Beresford Gallery and published two books, Bumble and Me and What Happens in Spring.

  • Sheikh Mohammed, bullish on Sunday Silence.

    Sheikh Mohammed Makes More Headlines With Sunday Silence

    Sheikh Mohammed's homebred Silent Honor captured Tuesday's Cherry Hinton Stakes (Eng-II) by a short head over Lady High Havens. The win came a day after John Ferguson purchased five sons and daughters of Sunday Silence on behalf of Sheikh Mohammed at the Japan Racing Horse Association's select foal sale.

  • Mutamam Clinches Maktoum Double at Newmarket

    Sheikh Hamdan's Mutamam made it a Maktoum double at Newmarket Tuesday as the 6-year-old horse took the Princess of Wales's Pearl and Coutts Stakes (Eng-II) by 1 1/2 lengths over Little Rock.

  • Secret Status Slated for Delaware

    Secret Status, an allowance winner at Keeneland in her first start after a layoff, is slated to contest the July 22 Delaware Handicap (gr. III) at Delaware Park.

  • Plenty of Light, winning the Three Chimneys Spinster Stakes.

    Grade I Winner Plenty of Light Retired

    Aaron and Marie Jones' Plenty of Light has been retired from racing with a record of five wins from seven races and earnings of $510,420. The 4-year-old daughter of Colony Light arrived at Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., about 10 days ago.

  • Vermont to Rancho San Miguel

    California stallion Vermont will stand next year's breeding season for $1,500 live foal at Rancho San Miguel near San Miguel, Calif.

  • Always a Classic's First Winner

    Grade I winner Always a Classic was represented by his first winner when Marion G. Montanari's homebred colt All That Magic won July 9 at 4 1/2 furlongs at Calder Race Course in his second start.

  • Anchor Gaming To Merge

    Anchor Gaming, the parent company of United Tote, has agreed to a merger with joint venture partner International Game Technology. If the deal is approved it would create a gaming equipment company with combined annual revenue of $2 billion and control of 60% of the United States market.

  • Breed For Speed

    <i>By Edwin Anthony</i> -- After years of research, I've come to the conclusion that speed is the single most important factor in determining a horse's chances to succeed as a sire of sires.

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

    Sales Cycle

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- The 2000 Keeneland July yearling sale is going to be a tough act to follow, but that could easily have been said about any of the last five installments of the world's premier auction of young racing prospects.

  • 'Pea Patch' Sprouts With Full Fields

    Competition abounds, but when Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky., opens Wednesday, the fields will be full. The Churchill Downs-owned facility occupies the Kentucky racing calendar through Labor Day.