Articles posted March 19, 2003

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Aqueduct Main Track to Open Friday

Aqueduct's main track will open for the spring season on March 21, the New York Racing Association announced. Post time for the first race is 1 p.m. EST.

Kentucky Commission Fires Back at State Agency

The chairman of the Kentucky Racing Commission says an investigation of a personal services contract awarded for a review of drug research is an attack on the racing commission and Thoroughbred industry in the state.

Turfway EHV-1 Cases in Detail

Equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) has been confirmed as the cause of illness in three Thoroughbreds that were stabled in a training barn at Turfway Park in Florence, Ky. Tuesday's announcement follows treatment and elimination of several EHV-1 outbreaks in Ohio and Pennsylvania since January.

OBS March Sale Gets Off To A Strong Start

OBS March Sale Gets Off To A Strong Start

The looming war with Iraq did not diminish the enthusiasm of buyers at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March select auction of 2-year-olds in training Tuesday. The sale got off to a strong start in Florida, posting significant increases in gross revenue and average price over last year's first session.

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