Headlines for Wednesday, February 5, 2003

  • Undefeated Grey Comet Among Whirlaway Probables

    Grey Comet, Boston Park, Go Rockin' Robin, Mustang Jock and Torre and Zim have emerged as likely starters for Saturday's $75,000-added Whirlaway for 3-year-olds at a 1 1/16 miles at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York.

  • Javier Castellano.

    Aqueduct's Leading Rider Hospitalized After Spill

    Javier Castellano was at Long Island's North Shore Hospital Wednesday night after hitting the track hard in a gruesome spill in the eighth race at Aqueduct. The track's leading rider complained of neck and shoulder pain.

  • Trust N Luck Works at Gulfstream

    Trust N Luck, one of the leading candidates for the Feb. 15 Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. I), worked between races at Gulfstream on Wednesday.

  • New Jersey Panel to Study VLT Feasibility

    New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey has announced the creation of a Video Lottery Study Commission that will investigate the feasibility of video lottery terminals at racetracks and give him written recommendations in 90 days.

  • Trust N Luck Works Between Races at Gulfstream

    Trust N Luck, 11-length winner of the Whatapleasure Stakes at Calder, shipped to Gulfstream from Calder and worked 5 furlongs in :59 4/5 between races, in preparation for the Feb. 15 Fountain of Youth Stakes.

  • Drug Consortium Elects Officers; Progress on Policy

    The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has elected officers, chosen an executive director, and put the finishing touches on few sections of its proposed model policy for medication and drug testing. Breeders' Cup president D.G. Van Clief Jr. was elected chairman.

  • Sky Mesa Works at Palm Beach

    Sky Mesa had his third work toward the Florida Derby; Todd Pletcher counts Bham, Lion Tamer, and Indy Dancer among his charges; plus other workout notes from Florida.

  • Inglis Waves Commission on RNAs for May Sales

    The William Inglis & Son sales company in Australia will waive its commission on horses which do not achieve their reserve at its upcoming auctions of broodmares and weanlings, May 23, 25, and 26.

  • Here and There

    McSwain named general council of National HBPA...Campbell to sign books at Gulfstream Park...Hotaling donates 1863 and 1864 newspapers to National Museum of Racing...HorseTV secures rights to 75 international equestrian competitions for 2003 and 2004.

  • Numbers Down at New Zealand Sale

    Turnover at the 77th New Zealand yearling sale series closed at $47,235,200 for 970 head and experienced a significant drop in the lower end of the market. Receipts for eight days of selling were down 14% on the previous year.

  • Keeneland Sales Staff Address Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club

    Saying he did not want to be the man who killed the Keeneland July yearling sale, Geoffery Russell, Keeneland director of sales, said the decision to put the annual summer auction on a one-year hiatus was a difficult one. Russell, and Tom Thornbury, assistant director of sales, addressed the February meeting of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club on Tuesday night.