Headlines for Monday, June 3, 2002

  • Stock Slump Drags Down Racing Stocks

    Public companies with ties to Thoroughbred racing slumped from 1-20% Monday as the resignation of Tyco International's chairman and growing investor skepticism dragged down the entire market.

  • Land-Preservation Program Experiences Growing Pains

    A land-preservation program in Central Kentucky is experiencing some growing pains. In April, the first group of landowners signed agreements to take $4.5 million in exchange for placing 1,572 acres into conservation easements as part of the purchase of development rights (PDR) program.

  • RCI Issues New Drug Classifications

    The Association of Racing Commissioners International has classified or reclassified 46 foreign substances and has listed the administration of Erythropoietin, or EPO, as a prohibited practice at the recommendation of its Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee.

  • Allen Jerkens will be seeking his first win in a Triple Crown race in Saturday's Belmont Stakes.

    For Jerkens, Belmont Win Would be 'Icing on the Cake'

    The white placard hanging outside Barn 30 along the Belmont Park backstretch reads: H. A. Jerkens Racing Stable. The H. stands for Harry, but it is seldom used. Allen Jerkens trains racehorses here. His workers call him, "The Chief."

  • As Chicago commuters hurry by, Arlington Park bugler Joe Kelly plays the "call to the post" Monday morning.

    Rush Hour 'Call to Post' Promotes Arlington Meet

    In a unique promotion of the 75th Arlington Park race meet that gets underway Wednesday, track bugler Joe Kelly made a "pop-up" appearance at different locations during the Monday morning rush-hour in downtown Chicago.

  • Stirling, Arthur Named to NTRA Drug Testing Committee

    Kent Stirling, executive director of the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, and Dr. Rick Arthur, a vice president of Oak Tree Racing Association, have been named to the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Racing Integrity and Drug Testing Task Force.

  • Citation takes the 1948 Triple Crown with this classic stretch drive in the Belmont.

    Triple Crown Heroes: Citation

    Here is an excerpt from Joe Palmer's Sidelights column in The Blood-Horse issue of June 19, 1948 on Citation winning the Belmont Stakes to complete the Triple Crown.