Headlines for Tuesday, March 9, 2004

  • 'Field' Opens as Favorite in Second Derby Future Wager

    Fountain of Youth (gr. I) winner Read The Footnotes and Lane's End Breeders' Futurity (gr. II) winner Eurosilver are favored among the individual horses, but the wagering interest that includes "all other 3-year-olds" has been installed as the 3-1 morning line favorite for Pool Two of Churchill Downs' 2004 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

  • Washington Passes Account Wagering Bill

    A bill that would allow account wagering by residents of Washington State passed the state's House of Representatives on March 4 79-17 and yesterday passed the Senate 38-10. Senate Bill 6281 now heads to Gov. Gary Locke for his signature.

  • Elections Set for Nine Seats on NTRA Board

    Elections for nine seats on National Thoroughbred Racing Association board of directors will begin in earnest in late March, but if history holds, the look of the board isn't expected to change that much.

  • Raging Fever, one of two graded stakes winners produced from Pennant Fever.

    Prominent Broodmare Pennant Fever Dead

    Pennant Fever, a grade I producer for Edward P. Evans, died Feb. 24 at Kesmarc rehabilitation center near Versailles, Ky., following a three-year battle with laminitis.

  • Oklahoma Gaming Bill Signed Into Law

    Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry signed a bill Monday that allows electronic gaming machines at three racetracks in the state. A bill-signing ceremony was scheduled for Tuesday.

  • Limehouse to Take Next Step in Tampa Bay Derby

    Dogwood Stable's Limehouse, winner of the Feb. 14 Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, will make his next start in the March 14 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III) at Tampa Bay Downs in Florida.

  • North Dakota Wants RSI Bankruptcy Case Dismissed

    A North Dakota judge has been asked by state Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem to dismiss the Racing Services Inc. bankruptcy case filed by owner Susan Bala because the wagering-company was under the control of a state-appointed receiver at the time of the filing.

  • Mandella Shooting for Weekend Double at Santa Anita

    Trainer Richard Mandella, who last year saddled Halfbridled and Action This Day to wins in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) and the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), respectively, will look to make history this weekend by scoring a weekend double in Saturday's $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) and Sunday's $250,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. I) with his pair of juvenile champions.

  • Parade Ground Filly Turns in Fastest Work for Fair Grounds Sale

    A <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=4006548&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Parade Ground</a> -- Princess Glorious filly worked an eighth of a mile in :10.85, turning in the fastest work for the distance Monday during the under tack show for the Fair Grounds Sales Co. select sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Churchill Addresses Kentucky Derby Seating

    Patrons accustomed to a bird's-eye view of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) from Millionaires' Row will instead be watching from the infield this year as a consequence of Churchill Downs $95 million clubhouse renovation.

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

    Sugar and Spice

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- The victories by Tabasco Cat in the 1994 Preakness (gr. I) and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) were looked upon by the late William T. Young as his happiest moments in racing.

  • Knock of an Angel

    <i>By Amanda G. Simmons</i> -- If the walls of her "sunflower" room could only talk...she was a stranger to no one, and an impeccable hostess to all; she was an elegant woman from old Virginia stock, but a modern woman who pursued her career in the Thoroughbred industry long before it was fashionable.

  • Seattle Slew at Hialeah

    On This Day...

    March 9, 1977<br><b>Seattle Slew at Hialeah</b>