Headlines for Monday, April 7, 2003

  • Two Eclipse Press Books Are Finalists for Awards

    Eclipse Press, the book publishing division of Blood-Horse Publications, announced that two of its recent releases--"Old Friends: Visits with My Favorite Thoroughbreds" and "Racing to the Table: A Culinary Tour of Sporting America"--have been selected as Book of the Year award finalists by Foreword magazine.

  • Wood Memorial contender New York Hero, winning the Lane's End Stakes.

    Kissin Saint Added to Wood Mix as Other Contenders Work

    Paraneck Stable's New York Hero, scheduled to take on current Kentucky Derby favorite Empire Maker in Saturday's grade I, $750,000 Wood Memorial at nine furlongs, breezed five furlongs in :59 3/5 over Aqueduct's "fast" main track Monday morning.

  • Favorite Trick Filly Tops Goffs France Breeze-Up Sale

    A 2-year-old daughter of the Kentucky-based stallion Favorite Trick was the most expensive horse sold Saturday at the Goffs France breeze-up sale, attracting a bid of 44,000 euros (approximately $47,234) from Elevage de Courteilles. She was consigned by Mocklershill Stables.

  • Pasture Management and MRLS

    In the spring of 2001, hundreds of mares in Central Kentucky lost their pregnancies in peculiar abortions attributed to mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS). Since then, horse farm managers have gone back to square one in reviewing their pasture management practices.