Headlines for Tuesday, April 16, 2002

  • Came Home Breezes at Santa Anita

    Farish, Goodman, Toffan and McCaffery's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) hopeful Came Home worked five furlongs in 1:01 4/5, breezing, over a fast Santa Anita main track on Tuesday with regular rider Chris McCarron in the irons.

  • Arlington Will Add 35,000 Seats for Breeders' Cup

    Some 35,000 temporary seats will be added to Arlington International Racecourse for the 19th running of the Breeders' Cup championships, increasing the track's capacity to 45,000.

  • Royal Gem One to Beat in Forerunner

    The $100,000 Forerunner Stakes at Keeneland Wednesday showcases a field of 3-year-old colts and geldings running nine furlongs on the turf.

  • Buddha's Dam, Cahooters, Sold

    Kip and Suzanne Knelman, who bred Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) winner Buddha in the name of Farfellow Farms, privately sold the colt's dam, Cahooters, about two weeks prior to the April 13 race to Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds and Castleton Lyons.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-chief

    Fueling the Fire

    <i> By Ray Paulick </i> -- For a change, let's all accept the winner of this year's Kentucky Derby as the best horse. Period.

  • In the Beginning

    <i> By Billy Reed </i> -- Recalling the unveiling of the Breeders' Cup concept, it was sort of like being there when Elvis Presley slouched into Sun Records in Memphis and mumbled, "I'm here to make a record for my mama." Or being on the front row the day a young geek named Bill Gates first told an audience that someday computers would run the world.

  • Gaming May Come Up at Indiana Special Session

    Proponents of "pull-tab" machines for the horse racing industry and dockside gaming for riverboat casinos may have renewed hopes in Indiana. Gov. Frank O'Bannon has said he will call lawmakers back for a special session beginning May 14.

  • Medication, Regulatory Matters on Front Burner

    While the Thoroughbred industry makes an aggressive push toward unification on the issue of drug testing and medication, two organizations involved in the regulation of racing -- the Association of Racing Commissioners International and the National Association of Pari-Mutuel Regulators -- continue to go their separate ways.