Headlines for Tuesday, May 6, 2003

  • Churchill Downs' Quarterly Loss Improves

    Churchill Downs Incorporated reported a loss for the first quarter ended March 31, 2003, that was better than previously projected provided by the company.

  • Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide rears up outside his barn at Belmont Monday.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Story: Cide Show

    Owned by a group of high school buddies from Sackets Harbor, N.Y., along with several other partners racing under the name Sackatoga Stable, Funny Cide defeated the powerful Bobby Frankel-trained pair of Empire Maker and Peace Rules. Of the 17 horses entered in the 129th Kentucky Derby, Funny Cide was the only one based in New York. Not only did he become the first New York-bred to win the Run for the Roses, he also became the first victorious gelding since Clyde Van Dusen in 1929.

  • Funny Cide to Make New York Homecoming at Belmont

    Sackatoga Stable's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Funny Cide, is scheduled to school in the Belmont paddock on opening day, May 10. The exact time of Funny Cide's schooling will be determined later this week.

  • NAPRA and RCI Team Up for Spring Conference

    The Board of Directors of North American Pari-Mutuel Regulators Association (NAPRA) have agreed to hold the 2004 Spring Business Meeting in New Orleans in conjunction with the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) convention.

  • Regulators' Associations to Have Joint Confab in 2004

    Two regulators' associations have officially decided to hold a joint convention in 2004 to discuss issues of mutual concern and perhaps combine some committees, though both will continue to have separate business meetings under organization bylaws.

  • Jersey Horsemen Seek Answers With Tracks on Block

    While representatives of New Jersey Thoroughbred horsemen claim they have been aware of the desire of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority to sell Monmouth Park and Meadowlands for nearly a year, there are many questions they want answered from prospective buyers, and they believe the timing of the announcement was poor.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Big Yellow Taxi

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- To most people, it looked like a big, old school bus. But to Dave Mahan and his partners in Sackatoga Stable, along with the four dozen or so family and friends who accompanied them to the Kentucky Derby, it was a "yellow stretch limousine."

  • Slew Of Memories

    <i>By Paula Turner</i> -- While ponying a horse off old Hopeful, I remembered when the horse came to me. It was the same year as that fuzzy-tailed colt, Seattle Slew, whose comical appearance pulled at my heart, causing me to name him Baby Huey.