Headlines for Tuesday, August 24, 2004

  • Grade II Winner Tizdubai Retired

    Grade II winner Tizdubai, a 3-year-old full sister to Horse of the Year Tiznow, has been retired from racing.

  • Dan Liebman<br>Executive Editor

    Horse Racing 2025

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> -- There are so many interest groups involved that this is probably not even a realistic vision. Sure, at such events as the Jockey Club Round Table and Arizona Symposium, many of racing's leaders do assemble. But after a few meetings, they return to their own little worlds.

  • Steve Haskin

    Smart Send-Off?

    <i>By Steve Haskin</i> -- Cries of "Smarty! Smarty!" and "We love you, Smarty," poured out from the large crowd gathered along the rail from one end of the stretch to the other. It was one final burst of emotion from an adoring public who opened their hearts to this dynamo of a horse.

  • Lion Heart, still in the championship picture.

    Just Who is The Best 3-Year-Old of 2004?

    Patrick Biancone, who will saddle Haskell Invitational (gr. I) winner Lion Heart in the $1-million Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 28, and Todd Pletcher, trainer of Jim Dandy (gr. II) winner Purge, have different opinions about the 3-year-old championship picture.

  • Delaware Board Established for Jockeys' Fund

    A benefit board has been established to oversee the Delaware Jockey's Health and Welfare Fund. Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner signed the bill into law Aug. 23.

  • Grand Lodge Colt Leads Way at Deauville

    A Grand Lodge colt sold for 700,000 euros ($849,730) to top the first two sessions of L'Agence Francaise's Deauville August yearling sale Sunday and Monday in France.

  • Halo&#39;s Image colt, topped OBSC select sale.

    Records Across the Board at OBS August Select Sale

    The opening session of the 2004 Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's August yearling sale was as hot as the weather in Central Florida when the sales company established new records for gross revenue, average, and median price. The average of $52,271 was the highest ever for the sale, breaking the record of $44,945 that was established in 1999.

  • Site for New Pennsylvania Track Still Undecided

    Planners of a Thoroughbred racetrack near Erie are weighing two location options pending a Sept. 15 license amendment decision from the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission.