Headlines for Tuesday, February 25, 2003

  • Gross, Average Decline Slightly At Fasig-Tipton Calder Sale

    Not much changed in the market for 2-year-olds in training at Fasig-Tipton Florida's select sale at Calder Race Course Tuesday. Compared to 2002, the gross revenue and average price both were down by only 1.4% while the buy-back rate decreased slightly, from 45.2% last year to 43.5% this year.

  • Gross, Average Decline Slightly At Fasig-Tipton Calder Sale

    Not much changed in the market for 2-year-olds in training at Fasig-Tipton Florida's select sale at Calder Race Course Tuesday. Compared to 2002, the gross revenue and average price both were down by only 1.4% while the buy-back rate decreased slightly, from 45.2% last year to 43.5% this year.

  • Vet Who Amputed Horse's Leg Denied Access to Gulfstream Property

    Philip Aleong, the veterinarian responsible for the post-mortem amputation of the leg of Casual Conflict on Feb. 3, was notified by Gulfstream Park on Sunday that he would no longer be allowed on the grounds of either the racetrack or Gulfstream's training center Palm Meadows.

  • Texas Trainer Dies in Traffic Accident

    Texas-based trainer Ramon Flores died Tuesday morning in car accident near Schulenberg, Texas. Flores and groom Rafael Hernandez were hauling three horses to Sunland Park in New Mexico when the trainer lost control of their van after hitting an icy patch on the road. Hernandez and the three horses escaped without injury.

  • Texas Trainer Dies in Traffic Accident

    Texas-based trainer Ramon Flores died Tuesday morning in car accident near Schulenberg, Texas. Flores and groom Rafael Hernandez were hauling three horses to Sunland Park in New Mexico when the trainer lost control of their van after hitting an icy patch on the road. Hernandez and the three horses escaped without injury.

  • Skywalker dead at age 21.

    BC Classic Winner Skywalker Dead

    Skywalker, who won the 1986 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and whose champion son Bertrando finished second in the 1993 running, died the morning of Feb. 25 of a heart attack.

  • Stallion Tale of the Cat.

    Tale of the Cat Colt Brings $1.4 Million at Fasig-Tipton Sale

    A juvenile son of Tale of the Cat produced from Satin Sunrise was purchased by Irish bloodstock agent Demi O'Byrne for $1.4 million during Tuesday's Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training at Calder Racecourse.

  • Spring Racing Returns to Hawthorne

    Live racing returns to Hawthorne as the National Jockey Club at Hawthorne meeting begins March 1, running 48 days through May 8.

  • Serena's Song Foals Storm Cat Filly

    Champion and multi-millionaire Serena's Song produced her sixth foal, a Storm Cat filly, Feb. 23 at Craig and Holly Bandoroff's Denali Stud near Paris, Ky.

  • Triple Crown Works

    A trio of potential Triple Crown runners hit the track on Sunday and Monday, working toward their next start and a date a Churchill Downs on the fist Saturday in May.

  • Indiana Pull-Tab Bill Shelved

    A bill to allow for pull-tabs at Indiana's two racetracks was relegated to committee, and likely killed Monday, by House Speaker Patrick Bauer because of the pending purchase of a minority interest in one of Hoosier Park's ownership groups by one of his campaign contributors.

  • Maryland Trainer Charles H. Hadry Dead

    Maryland trainer Charles H. Hadry, who conditioned grade I winner Private Terms, died Feb. 24 of cancer at his Westminster, Md., home