Headlines for Tuesday, March 4, 2003

  • Turfway Works to Dry Out Saturated Surface

    Turfway Park, which has lost several million dollars in revenue in recent weeks because of multiple live racing cancellations, is "airing out" its racing surface in the hope the worst of the winter weather is a memory.

  • Joseph A. Trovato, Trained Chris Evert, Dead

    Joseph A. Trovato, who trained Chris Evert to a sweep of New York's 1974 Filly Triple Crown and the Eclipse Award as that year's champion 3-year-old filly, died on Feb. 28

  • Equineherpes Positives Keep Shipping Ban in Place

    Two additional positive tests for the Equineherpes-1 virus Feb. 26 at Penn National Race Course have prompted Philadelphia Park to extend its ban on shipping into and out of the Grantville, Pa., track to March 19. Racetracks in neighboring West Virginia have also decided to implement the shipping restriction as a precaution.

  • California Board Cuts Off Signals to Idaho Casino

    California regulators, in an effort to stop out-of-state account wagering operators from taking bets from state residents, have excluded the Coeur d'Alene Casino in Idaho from importing upcoming meets at Bay Meadows and Hollywood Park. The manager of the casino said the situation would be resolved.

  • Badge of Silver, ranks third on Steve Haskin's list of leading Derby contenders.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Watch--Week 7 (March 4)

    Kafwain and Badge of Silver, who meet in the Lousiana Derby this weekend, rank first and third, respectively, on the list of leading Kentucky Derby contenders compiled by Steve Haskin, senior correspondent for The Blood-Horse.

  • Here and There

    Chi-Town Challenge renewed...Kentucky Horse Park moves to summer hours...Seating for Lone Star Park's season available...NARHA elects new president...Maker's Mark sponsors Lane's End Stakes VIP tent.

  • Meier Off Indefinitely After Monday Spill

    Jockey Randy Meier broke his shoulder and a rib Monday at Hawthorne after his mount Demon Like bled and collapsed. Both jockey and horse are recovering.

  • International racing star Jim and Tonic.

    International Star Jim and Tonic Retired

    International performer Jim and Tonic has been retired from racing and will reside at the place of his birth, Haras d'Ecouves in Normandy, France.

  • Report: EPO Antibodies Found in Louisiana Horses

    Antibodies for the blood-doping agent erythropoietin (EPO) have been detected in 12 horses in Louisiana over the past month, the state's racing laboratory confirmed on Monday.