Millionaire Stephen Got Even's first crop includes a colt produced from Ocean Air (by Pleasant Colony) on Jan. 13 for Donald Dizney at the latter's Double Diamond Farm near Ocala, Fla.
The chances of alternative gaming at Kentucky racetracks will lie in the hands of lawmakers, but as of mid-January, racetrack officials and horsemen's groups were said to be close to agreement on revenue splits, a crucial component of any legislation that may be introduced.
Trainer Bruce Miller plans to run Solo Lord and Pelagos at England's Cheltenham Festival in March and 2000 steeplechase champion All Gong will receive the first American invitation to compete in the $1.25 million Nakayama Grand Jump April 13 in Japan.
The Canadian Graded Stakes Committee has released a list of 40 graded stakes scheduled at racetracks in Canada this year. There will be five grade I events, 10 grade II events, and 25 grade III events.
Carmen Roberson, who has a background in marketing and advertising, has been named membership manager for the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. Roberson will handle membership and advertising sales, and will assist with TOBA's marketing and communications.
Graded stakes-placed Constant Demand, a full brother to Horse of the Year Charismatic, has arrived for stallion stud at Jay Adcock's Red River Farms near Coushatta, La.
Bireme, who won the 1980 Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) in stakes-record time, was euthanized Jan. 10 because of complications from the infirmities of old age.
By John W. Russell -- An essential precept for any impartial enforcement of the rules of racing is judgment, and nowhere on the American Turf has this principle been better upheld than under the keen eye and vast experience of Pete Pedersen, senior steward for the California Horse Racing Board.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick -- Gimmicks and bonuses are fine to help attract racing sponsors. But record keepers should show some discretion in deciding what counts and what doesn't.
The Classic yearling sale in Australia ended on Tuesday with gross revenues of $9,958,000 ($5,392,257) for the 342 yearlings sold during two sessions. The average price was $29,117 ($15,767). While the statistics fell short of last year's record-breaking figures, the sale still ranked as the second most successful summer yearling sale ever held at Newmarket.
Millionaire Dream Supreme, winner of a pair of grade I sprints at Saratoga, has been retired from racing and is booked to A.P. Indy
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