Headlines for Tuesday, March 2, 2004

  • Cat Fighter, sold for $1.3-million at Barretts sale.

    Cat Fighter Tops Thoroughbred Corp. Dispersal

    Cat Fighter, winner of the La Canada Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita on Feb. 14, was purchased by John Sikura for $1.3-million to top the dispersal of horses of racing age owned by The Thoroughbred Corp. that preceded the Barretts March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training Tuesday in Pomona, Calif.

  • Parade Ground to Flat Top in Colorado

    Grade II winner Parade Ground, whose first crop raced last year, has been moved to Dr. Kirk Shiner's Flat Top Ranch near Toponas, Colo.

  • Pedigree Profile: Eurosilver Can Tango Two Turns

    Buckram Oak Farm's homebred Eurosilver ranks high on most Kentucky Derby (gr. I) followers' lists, including the one compiled by <i>The Blood-Horse's</i> Steve Haskin, who has the son of <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=1392779&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Unbridled's Song</a> No. 2 on his Derby Dozen.

  • Law Firm Tabbed to Monitor Operations at NYRA

    A Manhattan law firm with broad investigative experience has been named by a federal judge to oversee the finances and operations of the New York Racing Association to ensure it is in compliance with an oversight process ordered last year by the U.S. Attorney's office.

  • Father Steve to Lake Hamilton in Arkansas

    Five-year-old Father Steve, a half-brother to grade II winners Miss Indy Anna and Time Zone, will enter stud at Dr. Jesse Clement's Lake Hamilton Equine near Royal, Ark.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Muscle Tussle

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- How serious is the drug problem in contemporary sports? Serious enough that President Bush, a former partner in Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers, has called for a White House summit to examine the use of steroids among amateur and professional athletes participating in football, basketball, hockey, baseball, and track and field.

  • Here Comes Malicious

    <i>By Morton Cathro</i> -- Racing fans shopping for that increasingly scarce commodity, the equine hero, are finding slim pickings these days as the shelf life of star Thoroughbreds continues to deteriorate at an alarming rate.

  • Sunday Silence at Santa Anita.

    On This Day...

    March 2, 1989<br><b>Sunday Silence at Santa Anita</b>