Headlines for Thursday, January 2, 2003

  • Congaree Faces Tough Field in San Pasqual

    Stonerside Stables' Congaree, smashing 5 ½-length winner of the Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct on Nov. 30, faces a daunting task as the 121-pound high weight when he takes on 10 seasoned stakes campaigners in Saturday's $150,000 San Pasqual Handicap (Gr. II) for older horses at 1 1/16 miles at Santa Anita.

  • Apprentice Uske Wins at Calder on First Ride

    Sixteen-year-old apprentice rider Shannon Uske won the tenth race at Calder Race Course Thursday on her first career mount, Lilah, for trainer Allen Jerkens and owner Hobeau Farm.

  • Balto Star, winning the 2001 running of the Arkansas Derby.

    Balto Star Leads Field for Appleton

    Some of the top turf horses and sprinters on the grounds get their day in the sun at Gulfstream Saturday, as the second day of the 2003 meeting is highlighted by two graded stakes events -- the $150,000 Appleton Handicap (gr. II) and the $100,000 Mr. Prospector Handicap (gr. III).

  • Fair Hopes Turf Racing Helps Boost Business

    The Sonoma County Fair plans to build a $3-million turf course by 2004 in hopes of enhancing its summer racing schedule. But the longtime leading trainer on the Northern California circuit said it wouldn't affect his plans.

  • Laminitis claims Old Trieste.

    Old Trieste Euthanized

    Old Trieste, a graded stakes winner who earned $847,944, was euthanized Jan. 2 due to acute laminitis.

  • Jockey Beasley Taken to Hospital After Spill

    Jockey Jeremy Beasley was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood for observation and evaluation Thursday afternoon after falling from his mount, Wild Cyrina, in the third race at Calder.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    The Forgotten Player

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Organizations for breeders and owners have to be engaged in the efforts to bring slots to racetracks.

  • E-mbarrassing

    <i>By T.D. Thornton </i >-- Effort to obtain information from racetracks via e-mail elicits mixed reaction.

  • Hawthorne Happy with Strong Fall Meet

    Hawthorne closed out a big year of racing in Chicago with fine numbers for the fall racing meeting. The fall meet brought about full fields, strong racing, and solid handle figures.

  • Seattle Dancer Sold to German Syndicate

    Seattle Dancer, a half-brother to champion Seattle Slew who sold for a record $13.1 million as a yearling, has been purchased by a German syndicate for stallion duty at Gestut Auenquelle

  • Simulcasting Dispute Ventures Across State Borders

    Negotiations between the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and Rockingham Park continued into the new year in the wake of a simulcasting dispute that has spilled over state borders.

  • AAEP 2002 Racehorse Medication Table Topic

    Horse racing has far more stringent medication regulations than most other equine disciplines, and this was reflected in the Racehorse Medications Table Topic discussion at the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention on Friday, Dec. 6. The majority of the discussion revolved around the legality of using various medications and their...