Headlines for Monday, February 3, 2003

  • Churchill Launches 'Derby Fantasy Challenge'

    Churchill Downs has launched the 2003 Kentucky Derby "Road to the Roses" Fantasy Challenge -- a free, Internet-based game of skill through which participants can win a VIP trip to the 2004 Kentucky Derby and Oaks, plus wagering vouchers, and other prizes and merchandise.

  • Mountaineer Dispute Unresolved, But Racing to Return

    Live racing is scheduled to return Feb. 4 to Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort if track and weather conditions permit, though track management and the Mountaineer Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association remain at odds over aspects of their contract.

  • Boston Brat Equals Track Record at Gulfstream

    Michael Gill's Boston Brat, who set a track record for five furlongs in his last start, equaled Gulfstream Park's record for 5 1/2 furlongs Monday as he raced the distance in 1:02 2/5.

  • West Nile Virus Found In Some Aborted Fetuses In Kentucky

    Evidence of West Nile virus (WNV) has been found in the tissues of a small number of aborted equine fetuses in Kentucky, according to a press release issued Monday by the Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners.

  • Hoolie to California

    Frank Tatman, who has relocated his P. B. & J. Farm operation from New Mexico to Orland, Calif., announced that his stallion Hoolie also made the move

  • New York Racing Industry Upset With VLT Plan

    Gov. George Pataki has rocked the New York racing industry with a plan to dramatically alter the revenue-sharing arrangement for the state's long-stalled video lottery program and also impose a higher tax on pari-mutuel handle.

  • New York Stewards Gain Additional Discretion

    The New York State Racing and Wagering Board has approved a proposal by the New York Racing Association to allow stewards more flexibility in determining disqualifications of horses that veer in front of a rival during a race.

  • AQHA Official Tabbed for Jockey Club Post

    Dan Fick, a longtime executive director of racing for the American Quarter Horse Association, is expected to be named executive director of The Jockey Club during a board of stewards meeting Feb. 6.

  • Solid Start for Stravinsky Down Under

    As many of the first northern 2-year-olds by Stravinsky are in various stages of pre-schooling, his first southern generation made a significant impact on the New Zealand Premier Yearling Sale