Headlines for Tuesday, October 1, 2002

  • Is NTRA Poised to Bolster Membership Ranks?

    With a voluntary program tied to stallion-season contributions set to expire, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association hopes new members -- some of them returnees -- are back in the fold for 2003.

  • Hennig Looks For Productive Weekend

    Trainer Mark Hennig is looking for a productive Breeders' Cup preview weekend when he sends out stable stars Summer Colony and Raging Fever at Belmont Park.

  • Frankel to Invade Keeneland

    Trainer Bobby Frankel will be well represented on opening weekend at Keeneland when he ships in the likes of Surya, Lord Flasheart, and Beat Hollow to contest Fall Stars weekend at the Central Kentucky oval.

  • Keeneland Expands Mobile Mutuel Clerk Technology

    There will be a new way to make bets when Keeneland opens its fall meet on Friday. The Central Kentucky oval will introduce mobile mutual clerks at various locations throughout the facility.

  • Buddha, getting a bath at Churchill Downs during Derby week.

    Grade I Winner Buddha Retired

    Buddha, a grade I winner for owners Gary and Mary West who won all three starts this year for trainer James Bond, has been retired because of a muscle problem in his back.

  • Angel Gift Looking to Steal Lady's Secret from Azeri

    The Paddy Gallagher trained Angel Gift is due for a win after running second in three consecutive races, including falling two lengths shy of Azeri in the Aug. 11 Clement Hirsch Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar. Gallagher is hoping that win will come in Wednesday's $200,000 Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) on opening day of the Oak Tree at Santa Anita meet.

  • Cooksey to be Honored at Lombardi Gala

    Jockey Patricia (P.J.) Cooksey will be honored at the 17th annual Lombardi Gala on Nov. 2 in Washington, D.C. The Gala benefits cancer research at the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Nearly Flawless

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Remembering a mare who is destined for the Hall of Fame and looking at how the horse industry has changed.

  • Back to the Future

    <i>By T. D. Thornton </i> -- News broke in August about the proposed Equibase plan to propel the sport into the future with real-time tracking of horses, merging tradition with technology. Good luck Equibase. I'm confident you have the horse, but not entirely certain you'll find an industry eager to bankroll the bet.

  • Top sprinter Kelly Kip.

    Kelly Kip to Highcliff in New York

    Millionaire speedster Kelly Kip, who stood his first two seasons at Meadowbrook of Ocala Jockey Club in Florida, has arrived at Highcliff Farm near Delanson, N.Y.

  • Feed for Speed

    <P>Few dispute that nutrition is important for athletic performance in racehorses. However, I'd wager that there is much less agreement among horse owners, nutritionists, and veterinarians when asked to expound upon the "nitty gritty" of what works (and what doesn't) when feeding a horse in race training. Some focus on the virtues of the latest fad supple...