Headlines for Tuesday, July 1, 2003

  • Phantom Light Shines in Dominion Day

    Like father, like son. Phantom Light was impressive in Tuesday's Dominion Day Stakes at Woodbine, winning the 1 1/4-mile event by four lengths while equaling the track record his father, Alphabet Soup, set seven years ago in the 1996 Breeders' Cup Classic.

  • Casino mogul Donald Trump.

    Casino Mogul Trump Joins List of NYRA Critics

    Using a smiling, cigar-chomping photograph of gangster Al Capone atop a caption saying "he would have loved'' the thought of putting slot machines at New York Racing Association tracks, casino mogul Donald Trump has joined in on the growing chorus of NYRA critics.

  • New Faces to Challenge Cuvee in Bashford Manor

    Cuvee, a romping winner in the Kentucky Breeders' Cup (gr. III), looms as a heavy favorite in Sunday's 102nd running of the six-furlong race for 2-year-olds - but he will be challenged by some new faces.

  • Ethan Man Back in Action

    Ethan Man, winner of the 2002 Swale (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park, reached a career milestone on Tuesday with his first work in more than a year.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Tour De Force?

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- One of the last things Thoroughbred racing needs is another organization that duplicates or comes into conflict with the work of others. That must be avoided if the Thoroughbred Championship Tour, a concept developed by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, comes to fruition.

  • Break the Habit

    <i>By Barry Irwin </i> -- A medication policy for horse racing of hay, oats, and water would place everybody on a level playing field. It would save the expense-plagued owner thousands of dollars every year on every horse in the barn.

  • Breeders' Cup Future Bet Returns; First Period July 25-27

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup Limited announced Tuesday that Breeders' Cup Future Bet wagering will be offered again this year on the eight Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships races, to be held Saturday, October 25, during the Oak Tree meeting at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.

  • Explosive Action Planned at Belmont

    Belmont Park will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday weekend by offering six graded stakes worth more than $1.35 million. The weekend action gets underway with Friday's running of the Prioress Stakes (gr. I) and also includes the Suburban Handicap (gr. I).

  • EEE Strikes South Carolina; Georgia and Florida Continue to Log Cases

    Veterinarians are scrambling to keep up with the alarming number of Eastern equine encephalitis cases emerging in the southeastern United States. Since the beginning of June, South Carolina has had 17 confirmed equine cases, with about 25 pending confirmation. Florida's EEE case count is up to 113 horses this year, and Georgia has 30.

  • Claudius' First Winner

    Graded stakes winner Claudius was represented by his first winner when his son Hi Teck Man won June 21

  • Here and There

    Saratoga Seabiscuit showing sold out...Winners FEderation receives TCA grant...Del Mar offers film series...Don Burt wins Equine Industry Vision Award.

  • Prairie Meadows Handle Plummets Nearly 15%

    Track officials and horsemen at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa are considering shortening the race-week from five days to four in the future to help solidify handle figures.

  • Building Better Athletes Through Nutrition

    Nutritional strategies for raising and competing sounder Thoroughbreds, many of which can be applied to horses of all breeds, was presented by Laurie Lawrence, PhD, at the Thoroughbred International Exposition and Conference (TIEC). Lawrence, who has done extensive research on equine nutrition at the University of Kentucky, covered nutrition of foals, wea...