Headlines for Tuesday, December 10, 2002

  • Industry-Owned Insurance Company: Can It Work?

    The idea of an industry-owned insurance company was floated during a major meeting on issues such as workers' compensation. Meanwhile, the chairman of the Jockeys' Guild called on the industry for financial support to alleviate a "crisis."

  • National HBPA to Issue Revised Medication Proposal

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association is prepared to release a revised proposal for a national policy on drug testing and therapeutic medication. The document deals with Class 1, 2, 3, and 4 medications, as well as prohibited practices.

  • Man o' War Slept Here!

    Goodman Buys Man o' War's Former Home

    Greg Goodman has purchased the former home of Man o' War, Faraway Farm near Lexington. Goodman plans to rebuild the barn that housed the stallion and his breeding shed, and add the acreage to his Mt. Brilliant Farm.

  • Here and There

    Bits and pieces from around the industry...

  • Turkish Stallion Doyoun Dead

    Doyoun, a homebred classic winner for the Aga Khan and sire of two Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winners, died Dec. 5 of intestinal cancer at the Izmit Central Covering Station near Istanbul

  • International champion Banks Hill retired at 4.

    International Champion Banks Hill Retired

    Khalid Abdullah's homebred champion Banks Hill, who came within a length and a half this year of winning her second consecutive Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), has been retired from racing.

  • Canadian Horse of the Year, Wake At Noon.

    Wake At Noon Named Canada's Horse of Year

    With no Triple Crown winner and no dominant performer in the turf or handicap divisions, the 2002 Canadian Horse of the Year title was anybody's race, with the honor going to Wake at Noon.

  • Domedriver, winning the Breeders' Cup Mile.

    Domedriver Out of Hong Kong Mile

    Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Domedriver was scratched from Sunday's Hong Kong Mile (HK-I) at Sha Tin after veterinarians discovered he was lame in his right hind leg. Trainer Pascal Barry said the lameness was due to an abcess in his right hind leg.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Race to the Wire

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- The battle between Elusive Quality and Distorted Humor to be leading freshman sire in North America could be decided in a hearing room of the Jockey Club of England next month.

  • The Caterpillar Is Innocent

    <i>By Jenny Taylor</i> -- The culprit for MRLS was an unseasonable weather-induced pasture change, which caused pregnant mares to have an acute nitrogen overload, and subsequent ammonia-induced abortions.

  • McPeeks Earn Big Sport of Turfdom Award

    The Turf Publicists of America have named trainer Ken McPeek and his wife, Sue, the 2002 winners of the Big Sport of Turfdom Award. The award is presented annually to a person who enhances coverage of Thoroughbred racing through corporation with the media and Thoroughbred racing publicists.