Headlines for Thursday, July 10, 2003

  • Krone Returns to Action in Hollywood Finale

    Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone, in her first race since she fractured two bones of the lumbar vertebra in her back in a fall at Santa Anita March 8, finished second on 7-1 shot Musical Review in the finale at Hollywood Park Thursday.

  • Will Real Strizzi Show in Toronto Cup?

    For trainer Malcolm Pierce, the burning question heading into Saturday's Toronto Cup Stakes (Can-IIIT) for 3-year-olds at Woodbine is, 'Will the real Strizzi show up?'

  • Saratoga to Offer Portable Luxury Suites

    Saratoga Race Course will introduce five portable luxury suites for the 2003 summer meet for corporate and private outings, officials with The New York Racing Association announced on Thursday.

  • Drug Consortium Works on Plan to Fund Initiatives

    With a goal to raise $2 million to $3 million a year to support its initiatives, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium is looking at a mechanism that would raise money from horsemen and racetracks based on the top four finishers in each race.

  • Panelists: Medication Not Sole Reason for Fewer Starts

    Participants in a July 10 medication workshop reached the consensus that "over-medication" may contribute to fewer starts by racehorses, but other factors -- racetrack surfaces, an emphasis on speed, too much pressure on 2-year-olds, and a thirst for quick profit -- probably are just as responsible.

  • National HBPA Has Contested Races for Top Officers

    With its election of officers looming July 13, the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has races for both president and vice president. In addition, the question of whether the position of chairman of the board would continue to have voting rights figures to come up for discussion.

  • RCI to Consider Broader 'Prohibited Practices' Policy

    The board of directors of the Association of Racing Commissioners International will consider adoption of a policy that would make treatments such as hypoxic therapy prohibited practices until their impact on horses is scientifically demonstrated.

  • McLaughlin Teams with State Shinto in Bowling Green

    While trainer Kiaran McLaughlin has scored with nearly 50% of his runners at the current Belmont Park meeting, he has yet to saddled a stakes winner. That could change Saturday with State Shinto in the Bowling Green.

  • NYRA chairman Barry Schwartz

    Report Spurs Response From NYRA's Schwartz

    Controversy has once again hit the New York Racing Association following an article published in Thursday's edition of the <i>Albany Times-Union</i> that shows former chief executive Kenneth Noe has received $7,000 a month, plus expenses, since his retirement in a deal that will continue even beyond his death.

  • Tenpins Returns Against Seven in Cornhusker

    Joe Vitello's Grade II winner Tenpins will make his seasonal debut Saturday as the 118-pound highweight against seven rivals in the $350,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Prairie Meadows.

  • Deceased champion Wayward Lass.

    Champion Wayward Lass Dead at Age 25

    Wayward Lass, champion 3-year-old filly of 1981, died the end of June at Gus Schoenborn Jr.'s Contemporary Stallions near Coxsackie, N.Y. "We found her dead in her stall," Schoenborn said about the 25-year-old mare. "She had a heart attack."

  • Juddmonte Colt Upsets Choisir in July Cup

    An attempt by Australian-bred Choisir for three straight group wins in England ran into a brick wall by the name of Oasis Dream at Newmarket Racecourse Thursday, with the Juddmonte homebred winning the Darley July Cup (Eng-I) by 1 1/2 lengths.

  • Record Number Pre-Entered for Claiming Crown

    A record 88 horses were pre-entered Tuesday for this year's Claiming Crown, a $550,000 day of racing to be held July 19 at Canterbury Park. Claiming Crown 2003 will consist of six races with purses ranging from $50,000 to $150,000.