Headlines for Monday, July 26, 2004

  • Blood-Horse, Thoroughbred Daily News Reach Agreement

    An agreement was reached July 26 between <i>The Blood-Horse</i> magazine and <i>Thoroughbred Daily News</i> to distribute <i>TDN</i>'s daily newsletter free to all subscribers of <i>The Blood-Horse</i>. The service will begin in early August.

  • Kentucky to Consider Graded Stakes Testing Plan

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority, at its next meeting Aug. 16, hopes to consider an upgraded drug-testing plan offered by the American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.

  • K One King, after winning the grade I Oaklawn Handicap.

    First Winner for K One King

    K One King, who beat Almutawakel, Cat Thief, and Budroyale in winning the 2000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. I), was represented by his first winner Sunday when the 2-year-old filly Queens Over Jacks won the third race at Ellis Park.

  • 11 Juvenile Fillies Vie in Schuylerville

    A field of 11 juvenile fillies, including top-weighted stakes winners Classic Elegance and Broadway Gold have been entered for Wednesday's $150,000 Schuylerville Stakes (gr. II), the featured event on Saratoga's opening-day card.

  • Smarty Jones, will miss the Pennsylvania Derby.

    No Smarty Party at Philly Park on Labor Day

    Trainer John Servis has informed officials at Philadelphia Park that Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Smarty Jones will not start in the Sept. 6, $750,000 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II).

  • Exciting Story Euthanized at Lane's End Texas

    Exciting Story, who was a Canadian champion at two (1999) and won the Met Mile (gr. I) at four, was euthanized recently at Will Farish's Lane's End Texas farm, where he stood at stud.

  • 'Tour' Moves Forward, Hires Metzger as CEO

    The board of directors of the Thoroughbred Championship Tour, a proposed owner-driven series of races tied to big-event days, said July 24 it has hired Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association president Dan Metzger to serve as president and chief executive officer.

  • National HBPA OKs Hub Plan, Wagering Report

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has adopted a memorandum of understanding with a company that plans to operate an offshore wagering hub, and it also endorsed a draft a report on pari-mutuel economics that suggests high-volume betting shops are important to the industry.