Headlines for Tuesday, November 18, 2003

  • Kentucky Drug Policy Advocated, Consortium Questioned

    The debate over whether Kentucky should implement a restrictive race-day medication policy heated up Nov. 18 with calls by racetrack veterinarians and trainers to keep the current policy intact, and allegations that the national Racing Medication and Testing Consortium is carrying out an agenda in secret.

  • Miesque's Son To Stand in France

    Three Chimneys Farm owner Robert N. Clay, syndicate manager of Miesque's Son, announced the sale of the 11-year-old son of Mr. Prospector to Societe d'Exploitation des Haras for stallion duty in France.

  • Stakes...Well Done After 30 Years

    Someone always seems unhappy after the American Graded Stakes Committee meets each fall and announces upgrades or downgrades to the program for the upcoming year. But graded stakes and the American Graded Stakes Committee have stood the test of time.

  • Take Charge Lady, winning the Spinster earlier this fall.

    Quick Tip, Take Charge Lady Prep for Churchill Stakes

    William S. Farish's Quick Tip and Select Stable's Take Charge Lady turned in sharp training moves Tuesday at Churchill Downs in preparations for stakes races that could be the final starts of their successful careers.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Detention for Prevention

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- What price in fighting drugs is unreasonable if the result is increased integrity of the sport?

  • Top Form

    <i>By Steve Haskin </i> -- The void of not having Joe Hirsch's "At the Post" column grace the pages of the <i>Daily Racing Form </i>any longer is so vast it is impossible to even imagine it.

  • Changes Made to Epsom Derby Conditions

    The British Horse Racing Board agreed to requests to stage the Epsom Derby (Eng-I) the first Saturday in June beginning in 2006 and to add a reserve list beginning in 2005.

  • Churchill Puts Authentication Mark on Merchandise

    Churchill Downs Inc. has teamed with Applied Optical Technologies to create a holographic authentication mark applicable to all officially licensed Churchill Downs and Kentucky Derby merchandise.

  • Racetrack Cooperative Says Tracks Want to Join

    The Southern Racing Cooperative, currently in a dispute with the Churchill Downs Simulcast Network over fees charged for signals, said Nov. 17 it has been approached by 10 racetracks that want to join the organization.