Headlines for Tuesday, July 9, 2002

  • Dickinson Suit Against Voss Gets Underway

    A Baltimore County (Maryland) Circuit Court jury was scheduled to begin hearing testimony Tuesday in a $4-million lawsuit filed by a trainer against another trainer over the design of an artificial track.

  • War Emblem Continues on Road to Haskell

    War Emblem continued his preparation for the Aug. 4 Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Monmouth Park, working five furlongs Tuesday morning at Santa Anita in 1:01 4/5 under regular exercise rider Dana Barnes.

  • Fire at The Thoroughbred Center Kills Two Horses

    A barn fire late Monday night killed two horses at The Thoroughbred Center near Lexington. The fire, which was contained to two stalls of a 20-stall barn adjacent to the training track, is suspected to have started near an electric fan being used to cool one of the horses.

  • Pay TV: NTRA Channels Energies Into Controlling Small Picture

    The Thoroughbred industry today is still paying for a bad decision made more than 40 years ago. Not only did its popularity plummet as a result of being off television during that medium's original boom time, but more recently the struggle to get possession of the sport's archives and control and coordinate its television presence has cost the industry millions of dollars.

  • Calder Riders Race for Good Cause

    Calder Race Course will feature a race of a different kind on Saturday, when the leading riders at the South Florida track take the gate without the aid of any horses.

  • Here and There

    Bits and pieces from around the industry...

  • Strike Gold Relocated to Hideaway

    California sire Strike Gold will stand the 2003 season at Gary and Marlene Howard's Hideaway Farms near San Jacinto, Calif.

  • Winners Federation Names Executive Director

    Don Clippinger has been named executive director of the Winners Federation, an umbrella group of organizations and individuals offering lifestyle services to workers in racetrack stable areas across North America.

  • Sakhee, shown last fall before the Breeders' Cup, turned in a solid workout Tuesday in England.

    Sakhee Tunes Up For Diamond Stakes

    Godolphin Racing's Sakhee, runner-up in last year's Breeders' Cup Classic, turned in a strong workout Tuesday at England's Sandown Park Racecourse in preparation for the July 27 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot.

  • Eighth Pole Founders Win Dogwood Dominion Award

    New England's Jim Greene and Shirley Edwards, founders and mainstays of the "Eighth Pole" have been named winners of the 2002 Dogwood Dominion Award, presented annually to an unsung hero in the Thoroughbred industry.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Betting on Television

    <i>By Ray Paulick </i> -- Personal experience confirms that people would rather bet on races they can watch on television.

  • Deep Into the Wells

    <i>By Christy Grassick </i> -- It has been both a pleasure and a privilege to have been involved with Sadler's Wells. He is without doubt the best sire Europe has ever seen. The fact he has sired 200 stakes winners is proof enough of that.

  • Sunday Silence colt, sold for nearly $2.8 million at Japanese sale.

    Sunday Silence Colt Brings Nearly $2.8 Million In Japan

    A full brother to Japanese champions Dance Partner and Dance in the Dark brought the top price of 335 million yen (approximately $2,791,667) as the Japan Racing Horse Association select foal sale ended its two-day run on Tuesday.

  • Virginia Derby morning-line favorite Flying Dash, winning the Transylvania Stakes.

    Flying Dash Tops Virginia Derby Lineup

    Fusao Sekiguchi's Flying Dash was installed as the 7-5 morning line favorite when seven horses were entered for Saturday's $500,000 Virginia Derby at Colonial Downs.