Headlines for Tuesday, May 18, 2004

  • Avenue of Flags to Double LL in New Mexico

    <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=1180540&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Avenue of Flags</a>, who has sired the career earners of $11.7 million while standing his entire career at the Mabee family's Golden Eagle Farm near Ramona, Calif., has been sold and will take up stallion duty at Double LL Farm near Bosque, N.M.

  • Dogwood Accepting Dominion Award Nominations

    Dogwood Stable is now accepting nominations for its annual Dogwood Dominion Award for an unsung hero in the Thoroughbred industry. Nominations should be received no later than June 28.

  • Donn Resigns as Chairman of Gulfstream

    Doug Donn, who since 1969 served in a variety of capacities at Gulfstream Park, ended his 35-year affiliation with the track by tendering his resignation as chairman of the board of the Gulfstream Park Racing Association.

  • Will Smarty Jones duplicate his Preakness win in the Belmont and take home the coveted Triple Crown trophy?

    Cinderella Story

    <i>By Steve Haskin</i> -- Get the golden coach ready; we're heading to the ball again. After so many failed attempts, maybe this time Smarty Jones can fit into that elusive glass slipper, and Thoroughbred racing and the Visa Triple Crown finally can live happily ever after.

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

    Jonesing

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Checking media coverage of the extended Jones family, Smarty's a clear winner.

  • AAEP's Position on H.R. 857

    <i>By Dr. Tom R. Lenz</i> -- Federal legislation to ban the slaughter of horses in the United States for human consumption has become an emotional issue on which some groups within the equine industry can't see eye to eye. Here are the facts regarding the American Association of Equine Practitioners' position on H.R. 857, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.

  • Workers at MEC's Flamboro Downs Set Strike Deadline

    Employees at Magna Entertainment Corp.'s Standardbred track Flamboro Downs have set a strike deadline of midnight Tuesday in response to what it called MEC's "attempt to intimidate workers into dropping key demands" during collective bargaining negotiations.

  • NTRA Annual Report: Revenue Should Increase

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association anticipates bottom-line revenue for 2004 will come in at $400,000, up from $307,895 in 2003. Total operating revenues are expected to increase by more than $6 million this year.

  • Roy Sires 100th Stakes Winner

    Roy, a Florida-bred who reached leading sire status in Argentina and Chile, became the latest to sire 100 stakes winners.