Articles posted June 25, 2002

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Trainer-Representation Bill Clears California Committee

Trainers in California who own horses will occupy three seats on the board of directors of the organization that represents Thoroughbred owners under an agreement hammered out shortly before a state Senate committee hearing on the issue June 25.

Here and There

Arlington and Monmouth offer fans chance to visit the tracks during training hours...NTRA Pick Three this weekend.

Prozac-Positive Suspension Upheld in Kentucky

The Kentucky Racing Commission on June 25 upheld a hearing officer's recommendation that trainer William Deaton be suspended 150 days because one of his horses tested positive for Prozac this winter at Turfway Park.

Admirable Ascot

Admirable Ascot

Rock of Gibraltar's St. James's Palace score is the highlight of a memorable meeting.

Full Plate

Full Plate

by Ray Paulick -- The story of TJ's Lucky Moon is a fairy tale -- and one for the little guys.

Out on Top

by Jenine Sahadi -- A top trainer pays tribute to a retiring riding legend.

Out on Top

by Jenine Sahadi -- A top trainer pays tribute to a retiring riding legend.

Out on Top

by Jenine Sahadi -- A top trainer pays tribute to a retiring riding legend.

Imadeed Euthanized

Imadeed, who was involved in a spill at Belmont Park on Belmont Stakes Day, was euthanized on June 20. The 5-year-old mare was owned by Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky.

Sunday Silence Doing Well After Surgery

Sunday Silence Doing Well After Surgery

Japanese stallion Sunday Silence, who temporarily was relieved of stallion duty in May because of phlegmone (an infection caused by bacteria) in his right front leg, underwent surgery June 23 at Katsumi Yoshida's Northern Farm, and will not resume breeding this year, according to a Japanese source.

Commission to Rule on Appeal of Prozac Suspension

The Kentucky Racing Commission on June 25 will rule on an appeal of a 150-day suspension by trainer William Deaton concerning a positive test for Prozac in one of his horses at the Turfway Park meet earlier this year.

Kentucky HBPA Probe Ends Amid Accusations

The board of directors of the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has voted to terminate its investigation of monetary transactions between Century Consultants, an organization with close ties to the Kentucky HBPA and Choctaw Racing Services.

Saratoga Purses Could Hit Record Level

New York Racing Association officials have put in place purse increases for the Saratoga racing season that are expected to push the purses to record levels, surpassing an average $600,000 per day.

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