Headlines for Monday, July 1, 2002

  • Bonus Pack Ships in to Win Dominion Day Handicap

    An American spoiled the Canada Day card at Woodbine Monday when Glen Hill Farm's Bonus Pack shipped in from Churchill Downs to win the CAN$219,800 Dominion Day Stakes (Can-III).

  • Street Cry Morning Line Favorite for Breeders' Cup Future Wagers

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has set the fields for this weekend's inaugural Breeders' Cup Future Bet. Street Cry, winner of the Dubai World Cup, has been listed as the morning line favorite for the Breeders' Cup Classic at 6-1 odds.

  • Round the Rosie Dead at 29

    Prominent broodmare Round the Rosie (Cornish Prince--Rosayya, by Rosemont) was euthanized June 5 after a brief illness.

  • Congaree, winning the 2001 Wood Memorial.

    Turf Not in Congaree's Future; Passes on Firecracker

    Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III) winner Congaree, third in the 2001 Kentucky Derby, will not make his turf debut in Churchill Downs' Firecracker Breeders' Cup (gr. II) on July 4 as previously planned.

  • Four New Members Named to Calder's Hall of Fame

    Four new members will be inducted into the Calder Hall of Fame on July 13. They are: Hollywood Wildcat (horse), Luis Olivares (trainer), Ocala Stud Farm (owner/breeder), and Alex Solis (jockey).

  • Caller One, Xtra Heat Top 'Summit of Speed' Nominees

    Caller One, the earner of more than $3-million who defected from the Golden Jubilee Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot, England, and champion Xtra Heat are among the nominees to Calder's 'Summit of Speed' day program on July 13. The race card that day includes four six-furlong stakes with $1.3 million in purses.

  • Richly Blended to Stand at Rancho San Miguel in California

    Multiple graded stakes winner Richly Blended, who started his racing career with a 103 Beyer Speed Figure, has been purchased by BnD Chase Thoroughbreds and will enter stud at Rancho San Miguel near San Miguel, Calif.

  • High Chaparral, with Michael Kinane aboard, adding the Irish Derby to his resume.

    European Race Report: Numbers Game

    Aidan O'Brien saddles first three and Sadler's Wells sires the first four as High Chaparral becomes 15th Epsom/Irish Derby winner.

  • Blood-Horse Publications Wins Multiple Awards

    Blood-Horse Publications was represented by seven first-place awards at the American Horse Publications annual awards banquet held in Park City, Utah, June 22, including honors to Equine Images magazine as Overall Publication General Excellence.

  • Florida Governor Supports Racing, Not Expanded Gambling

    Florida Gov. Jeb Bush paid a visit to the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. intertrack wagering facility June 29, but it wasn't to place a wager. Bush was in town for a grass-roots barbecue, and he reiterated his opposition to expanded gambing.

  • Illinois Budget Woes Bring About Purse Cuts

    Illinois racing took a multimillion-dollar hit as Gov. George Ryan sliced up this year's overall state appropriations bill to deal with a budget crisis. Among the items cut by Ryan was money for the "recapture" of purse money.

  • Hollywood Boycott Averted, But Problem Lingers

    After a second meeting of trainers and track officials, Hollywood Park on June 30 averted a threatened boycott of entries by trainers unhappy with soaring workers' compensation insurance costs.

  • Fatigue in Racehorses

    <P>While visibly obvious, fatigue is hard to quantify. Electromyography (EMG) measures conduction along nerves in a particular muscle group--as muscle fibers fatigue, EMG signals shift from high to low. Taking EMG readings during galloping is unreliable, however, because signals are susceptible to inaccuracies from lead changes. Kinematics is another eval...