Headlines for Monday, July 15, 2002

  • Belong to Me filly topped the first session of the Keeneland July Selected Yearling Sale.

    Keeneland July Sale: Stumble at the Start

    Like War Emblem in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), the Keeneland July select yearling sale stumbled out of the starting gate. By every economic measure, the opening session on July 15 failed to keep pace with last year.

  • Retired Trainer Bud C. Rapp Dead

    Bud C. Rapp, a trainer for four decades before his retirement in 1993, died July 13 at a Hot Springs, Ark., area hospital.

  • Snow Ridge to Padua

    Overbrook Farm official Ric Waldman announced that an agreement in principle has been reached with Satish and Anne Sanan's Padua Stables to stand grade I winner Snow Ridge at Padua near Summerfield, Fla.

  • KTA Sets Meeting for MRLS Loan Applicants

    The Kentucky Thoroughbred Association will offer a seminar July 25 to assist breeders in filling out loan applications for funding tied to mare reproductive loss syndrome. The money is available through a federal law enacted in 2001.

  • Magna Buys Majority Interest in Pimlico, Laurel Park

    Magna Entertainment will hook up with Joe and Karin De Francis to own and operate Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course under a $117.5-million deal announced July 15. At least a partial sale of the two Maryland racetracks has been rumored for months.

  • Globalize to Special T in California

    Grade II winner Globalize (Summer Squall--Sugar Hill Chick, by Fit to Fight) has been moved from Creston Farms in California to Rick Taylor's Special T Thoroughbreds near Temecula in the Golden State.

  • NYRA Issues Restrictions on Shock-Wave Therapy

    The New York Racing Association has issued a policy whereby horses that receive shock-wave therapy cannot race for at least 10 days after treatment. Earlier, the California Horse Racing Board ordered restrictions on shock-wave therapy effective July 24.

  • Keeneland July Sale Faces Challenge In Keeping Up Hot Pace

    The yearling selling season kicks off in Kentucky Monday with the opening of the Keeneland July select yearling auction. The average price at the sale has increased for seven consecutive years, and last year's figure of $710,247 was the highest ever recorded at any yearling auction in the world. But keeping up that pace might not be easy in 2002.

  • Lone Star Park Numbers Rise; Asmussen Saddles Record 7 Winners

    Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie (Texas) concluded its sixth Thoroughbred season Sunday with significant across the board gains in every average daily attendance and handle category. On closing day, trainer Steve Asmussen set a track record with seven wins.