Headlines for Tuesday, February 5, 2002

  • Johannesburg moved into Kentucky Derby consideration with his Breeders' Cup Juvenile victory.

    Johannesburg Cantering; No Decisions Until Spring

    For all you Johannesburg fans who have been picturing the son of Hennessy hibernating for the winter in a den somewhere in the bowels of Ballydoyle, fear not. Last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner and likely 2-year-old champion has been cantering and doing as well as can be expected at this time of the year.

  • OBS Calder Auction Ends With Record Average

    A sale record was established for average price at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's select juvenile auction at Calder Race Course Tuesday. In addition, the median price increased dramatically from a year ago, rising to the second-highest level in the South Florida sale's history.

  • 2001 U.S. Purses and Handle Set Records

    Gross purses rose 3.6% and pari-mutuel handle increased 1.6% in the United States for 2001, setting records in both catagories, according to the 12th edition of "The Jockey Club Fact Book," released online today.

  • First Joint Model Rules Meeting a Success

    The North American Pari-Mutuel Regulators Association (NAPRA) and the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) held the first joint Pari-Mutuel Model Rules committee meeting Feb. 1-2 at Lone Star Park.

  • Twin Dream

    <i>By Gary McMillen</i> -- Talking to twins Dennis and Jimmy Richard is like listening to a Cheech and Chong record. They finish each other's sentences. Each seems to know what the other is thinking about. Lately, they have a one-track mind, and that's getting their sprinter Bonapaw to Dubai.

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

    By All Accounts

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Concern for the racing fan and the industry doesn't appear to be driving some of the decisions regarding account wagering in California.

  • Here and There

    Bits and pieces from around the industry...

  • Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale Shows Increases

    Queen Suite, an 11-year-old Bates Motel mare believed in foal to El Prado, was purchased by Frank A. Bonsal Jr. for $60,000 to top Monday's Fasig-Tipton Midlantic winter mixed sale at Timonium, Md. A half-sister to the dam of stakes winner True Valay, Queen Suite was consigned by Mr. and Mrs. Rick Abbott's Charlton.

  • Ciro, winning the Lawrence Realization Stakes.

    Major Winner Ciro to Japan

    Five-year-old Ciro, a grade I turf winner in the U.S. and a group I winner in France, has been sent to Japan to stand at Yushun Stallion Station.

  • VLT Legislation Introduced in Arizona

    According to an article in the Feb. 5 edition of the Arizona <i>Republic</i> legislation has been introduced to allow Thoroughbred and Greyhound tracks to operate video lottery terminals (VLTs) at their facilities.

  • Tiznow Repeats as California Champion

    Tiznow, who was California's Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male of 2000, was voted the top older male of 2001 by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association.