Articles posted June 18, 2002

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Double Honor Colt Sells for OBSC June Record Price

A record price for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2002 June Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age was established Tuesday when William J. Condren paid $310,000 for College Honor, a colt by Double Honor consigned by Farnsworth Farms.

House Committee's Vote Termed 'Anti-Gambling'

The "Combating Illegal Gambling Reform and Modernization Act" cleared the House Judiciary Committee June 18 after removal of provisions that permit states to legalize interstate wagering and the horseracing industry to continue business legal under the Interstate Horseracing Act.

A Shared Scandal

A Shared Scandal

By Ray Paulick -- Major League Baseball is trying to come to grips with a growing drug scandal involving anabolic steroids that some people feel already has tarnished some of the sport's most sacred records. It's one scandal that, for now, racing has managed to avoid.

Third Try a Charm

By Victor E. Zast -- A Thoroughbred breeder hopes the third time is the charm for his broodmare Dash of Salt.

Flynn, Maryland Horse Breeders Part Ways

Michael Flynn, executive vice president of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, left the organization June 11. Flynn accepted the position earlier this year when Tim Capps resigned to take a position with the Maryland Jockey Club.

Southern Halo Tops 100 Mark by Stakes Winners

Central Kentucky stallion Southern Halo entered into the history books by becoming the 14th stallion to top the 100 mark by number of stakes winners among those stallions who stood at least one season in North America.

Report: State Looking at Kentucky Fund's Finances

A probe into the finances of the Kentucky Health and Welfare Fund, created by legislation in 1978, is almost complete, state officials told the Louisville Courier-Journal. The charity, funded by uncashed pari-mutuel tickets, has about $7 million in its account.

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