Headlines for Tuesday, January 14, 2003

  • Average Slips at First Open Session of OBSC Winter Sale

    Extreme Change, a 10-year-old mare by Copelan out of stakes placed Ideal Exchange went to Gaspar Rivera for $25,000 to top the first of two Open sessions of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2003 Winter Mixed Sale.

  • Keeneland Axes 2003 July Yearling Sale

    Citing the devastating effects of Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome (MRLS) on Kentucky's 2002 foal crop, Keeneland's July Selected Yearling Sale will take a one-year hiatus, Keeneland officials announced today.

  • Mass Cap Date Changed

    The date of the 64th running of the $500,000 Massachusetts Handicap (gr. II) has been moved to June 14. The race, originally scheduled for May 31, will be shown live as part of the CBS NTRA Summer Racing Tour.

  • Kentucky Derby Website Out of the Gate

    The countdown to the 2003 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) has officially began with the launching of the redesigned Kentucky Derby web site, www.kentuckyderby.com.

  • Vindication worked under Dana Barnes Sunday.

    Vindication in 'Easy Work' at Santa Anita; Next Start Undecided

    Padua Stables' Vindication worked a half-mile in ::49 3/5 handily over Santa Anita's main track Sunday with Dana Barnes aboard. "It was just an easy work," trainer Bob Baffert said. "Good horses like this one make it so easy. All I have to do is keep him happy and healthy and he does the rest."

  • Here and There

    Bits and pieces from around the industry...

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Bluegrass Blues

    Kentucky's leadership role in breeding excellence may be slipping and too many of the state's legislators fail to understand the importance of the state's Thoroughbred industry, how it works, and who it represents.

  • Go Bob Go!

    <i>By Robert D. Bolson </i> -- While reading about Bob Baffert's recent grousing and nagging displeasure with the Eclipse Awards I was reminded of Ronald Reagan's memorable remark to then-president Jimmy Carter during the second 1980 presidential debate: "There you go again."

  • Bay colt out of Bessiepunkindo is the first foal for Albert the Great.

    First Foal for Albert the Great

    Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm announced the arrival of Albert the Great's first foal, a bay colt out of Bessiepunkindo (by Lion d'Or).