Headlines for Monday, February 9, 2004

  • Sale horses are shown in outside walking ring at Fasig-Tipton.

    Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale Concludes On High Note

    A daughter of Deputy Minister led the closing session of the two-day Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed sale at the auction company's Newtown Paddocks. Graham J. Beck's Gainesway Farm purchased the mare for $180,000 from the Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency consignment of 200 mares from the estate of the late John Franks.

  • Ferdinand Family Line to Continue Through Purchase of Mares

    The Ferdinand family line will live on thanks to U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky) who has purchased three daughters of the late Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner and champion. Ferdinand died sometime in 2002, most likely in a slaughterhouse in Japan, following an unsuccessful career at stud.

  • Ferdinand Family Line to Continue Through Purchase of Mares

    The Ferdinand family line will live on thanks to U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky) who has purchased three daughters of the late Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner and champion. Ferdinand died sometime in 2002, most likely in a slaughterhouse in Japan, following an unsuccessful career at stud.

  • Jockey Julie Krone, ranks among the "toughest" athletes in the U.S.

    Krone Featured in <i>USA Today</i> Series on Toughest Athletes

    Following on its popular series "10 Hardest Things to do in Sports" last year (hitting a baseball ranked first), <i>USA Today</i> has undertaken to rank the "10 Toughest Athletes." In the series that began with Monday's edition of the national newspaper, jockey Julie Krone was featured as the "10th toughest athlete."

  • Castle Gandolfo to Stand at Walmac

    Castle Gandolfo, a group III stakes winner who was also twice group I stakes placed, will enter stud this year at John T.L. Jones' Walmac International near Lexington. He will stand for $6,000.

  • New Jersey OTB Parlors Might Be On Fast Track

    A "master participation agreement" between the three entities that operate racetracks in New Jersey as to how they intend to divide the 15 potential off-track wagering sites in the state will be considered at the Feb. 18 meeting of the New Jersey Racing Commission. Approval of the deal is seen as the first step toward jump-starting the process of getting OTB parlors operational, perhaps by the end of the year.

  • Michael Rowland.

    Memorial Service Planned for Jockey Rowland

    Jockey Michael Rowland, who was seriously injured in a spill at Turfway Park in Northern Kentucky Feb. 4, died early Monday, Feb. 9, at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was 40.

  • Regimental Gal Snatches Lightning Stakes Win

    The military stamped Australia's speed championship in Melbourne on Feb. 9. The cavalry arrived in the nick of time as Regimental Gal rushed down Flemington's grandstand rail to collar the 13-4 favorite Our Egyptian Raine (by Desert Sun) at the wire in the Lightning Stakes (Aust-I).