Headlines for Tuesday, August 14, 2001

  • Tubbs Hired as Churchill Vice President of Sales

    Churchill Downs as hired a vice president of sales who will oversee all sponsorship efforts for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks, as well as sales initiatives at all racetracks owned by Churchill Downs Inc.

  • Massachusetts Racing Law Granted Extension

    For the fourth time since Jan. 1, the Massachusetts legislature has passed an extension to current racing law while a new bill is being ironed out. The latest extension will ensure that simulcasting continues for 45 days through Sept. 30.

  • Spend a Buck

    Spend a Buck Headed to Brazil

    Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Spend a Buck, who has achieved remarkable success with his South American runners, has been sold to Brazilian breeders and will take up stallion duty at Haras Bage do Sul.

  • Lunch Specials at the Spa

    Leonard Leveen will never forget what his trainer said to him a decade ago when he wanted sell one of his racing fillies.<br>"I raced a mare and when she retired, I wanted to sell her. But my trainer said I wouldn't get a ham sandwich for her."

  • Wake Up

    <i>By Paul Deblinger</i> -- The biggest disconnect in racing is the failure of the NTRA and the tracks to do anything for regular customers, or to identify new sources of customers.

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

    Blue Skies?

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- The three nights of horse trading that took place at the Saratoga yearling sale were electrifying.

  • Del Mar Yearling Sale on Record Pace

    Seven horses sold for more than $100,000 during Monday's opening session of the two-day Del Mar yearling sale. Last year, five horses sold in this price range for the entire sale. The average price for the first session was $52,918, far above the sale's record average price of $36,798 set in 1999.