A colt from the first crop of Comic Strip brought a top price of $250,000 during Tuesday's session of Keeneland's September Yearling Sale.
- By Scott Davis
Though the declining stock price of its parent Magna Entertainment Corp. prevented Gulfstream Park from the major renovations it had planned, construction crews were at the Hallandale, Fla. track this week, razing a section of the grandstand.
More than 20 stallion seasons will be offered during an online auction to be conducted by Equine Spectrum.
Unlimited Sky, whose full brother Northern Idol ranks third on the 2002 New Jersey sire list, will stand the 2003 season at Thomas Swales IV's Tee-N-Jay Farm near Monroe, N.J.
Toshiba Business Solutions has become a National Thoroughbred Racing Association purchasing partner, offering discounts on Toshiba products to NTRA members, as well as the designated Official Business Solutions Provider to the NTRA and a media partner of NTRA/Breeders' Cup Limited.
Jockey Mark Johnston, who last week passed the 3,000 wins mark, fractured his wrist Saturday afternoon at Delaware Park. He broke the radius bone in his left wrist when Mt. Moran stumbled at the gate and tossed him.
William T. Young's Overbrook Farm, which earlier announced that Storm Cat's fee will remain at $500,000 for the 2003 season, has kept fees for the other eight returning stallions at the same 2002 price.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association hopes to launch a for-profit, televised racing series with the assistance of Breeders' Cup and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, but it could be 2004 before the series has legs.
The good name of British racing will again be challenged when BBC Television's high-profile Panorama program airs allegations of corruption involving owners, trainers, jockeys, bookmakers, and criminals.
By Ray Paulick -- By popular request, here are the remarks by Jockey Club chairman Ogden Mills Phipps at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's annual awards dinner.
By Eric Mitchell -- Let's get something straight up front. Robert Wehle was more than "the man who owns all the stallion shares." He was a passionate student of pedigrees and an enthusiastic teacher of the breeding business.
The Isle of Capri in Lake Charles, La., wants to move one of its two riverboat casinos closer to the Texas state line because a lucrative slot-machine parlor at nearby Delta Downs is having a negative effect on its business.
An eight-hour power outage Sept. 14 shut down an Oregon wagering hub and cost three online wagering services about $100,000 in handle.
Before you can find this year's Breeders' Cup Classic winner, you first have to find any horses who can come home the last quarter-mile or three-eighths in racehorse time. Then you can go on from there.
The New Jersey Assembly Tourism and Gaming Committee will devote its entire agenda Sept. 19 to horsemen's issues, including legislation that would allow slot machines at state racetracks.
- By Ben Baugh
Two more horses were found to have tested positive for West Nile virus in Marion County, Fla., the week of Sept. 9, which brings the total number of confirmed cases to 16 for 2002. Last year, there were 66 cases.
California racing officials are examining the latest workers' compensation insurance proposal submitted by a major company, one that would significantly reduce rates paid by trainers.
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