Headlines for Tuesday, December 23, 2003

  • Thoroughbred Corp. to Disperse Racing Stock at Barretts

    The Thoroughbred Corp. will disperse all of its racing stock at the Barretts March 2-year-olds in training sale on March 2. Among the 58 horses to be sold is multiple graded stakes winner Atlantic Ocean.

  • Seabiscuit Video Roars out of Gate with $80 Million in Sales

    Riding the crest of the holiday shopping season, the <i>Seabiscuit</i> DVD and VHS burst out of the gate with over $80 million in sales in its first week, making it the year's best-selling drama released on DVD and VHS. Released on December 16, the title sold 5 million units in its first six days of release.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    A Complete Guide to Living

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- As legacies go, few people will have one as prodigious as Joe Taylor, the master horseman and farm manager who died in a Dec. 19 automobile accident. Overshadowed by the death of Taylor was the Dec. 14 passing of Jeanne Vance, who with husband Milton J. "Laddie" Dance Jr. raced champion Lemon Drop Kid.

  • Consummate Teacher

    <i>By James B. Keogh</i> -- December 19, 2003, was a cold, wintry day in Central Kentucky, and a very dark day for the horse industry. It marked the death of Joseph L. Taylor, co-owner of Taylor Made Farm and former manager of Gainesway Farm.

  • New Economy Bids for Repeat in La Prevoyante

    Robert S. Evans' 5-year-old homebred mare New Economy won the $200,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. II) last year and goes for a repeat tally Saturday in the 12-furlong turf test at Calder.

  • Best of the Rest ends career in Fred W. Hooper Handicap.

    Best of the Rest Faces Tough Test in Fred Hooper

    Bea Oxenberg's 8-year-old Best of the Rest is expected to make the final start of his standout career in Saturday's $100,000 Fred W. Hooper Handicap (gr. III) at Calder, but faces one his biggest challenges as he concedes plenty of weight to several highly accomplished rivals.

  • Retired Maryland Trainer George Mohr Dead

    Retired trainer George Mohr, whose role of unofficial Maryland racing historian was a product of his close proximity to Pimlico, died the second week in December at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center after breaking a hip.