Headlines for Wednesday, August 25, 2004

  • Roy Wood to Retire From CHRB

    Executive Director Roy Wood of the California Horse Racing Board announced that he intends to retire at the end of this year.

  • Paralyzed Trainer Gets First Win Since Crash

    Trainer Dan Hendricks, paralyzed from the waist down in a motorcycle crash July 7, posted his first victory since the accident Wednesday when his Littlebitofzip was a dominating four-length winner of Del Mar's fourth race.

  • Azeri Topweighted at 122 in Personal Ensign

    Michael Paulson's Azeri, a three-time champion who became North America's all-time richest female in winning the Aug. 1 Go for Wand Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga, was assigned top weight of 122 pounds in Friday's $400,000 Personal Ensign Handicap (gr. I).

  • Super Derby Likely Target for Imperialism

    Imperialism appears headed for Louisiana Downs' Super Derby (gr. II) Sept. 25 if trainer Kristin Mulhall and owner Steve Taub can agree on who will ride.

  • Stevens Lines Up Del Mar Mounts

    Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, who has been riding for the legendary French trainer Andre Fabre, will be back in California beginning Sept. 2 following the end of his commitment to Fabre in France.

  • Sibille Undergoes Hip Replacement Surgery

    Ray Sibille, Arlington Park's fourth leading jockey of all time who retired earlier this summer, underwent successful hip replacement surgery Aug. 24 at Weiss Memorial Hospital.

  • Medallist Returns to Sprinting in King's Bishop

    Medallist, a bust trying two turns in the Jim Dandy (gr. II) at Saratoga earlier this month, returns to what he does best in Saturday's $250,000 King's Bishop (gr. I) for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs.

  • Christine's Outlaw Takes Aim at Fourstardave

    Christine's Outlaw, a winner of two of three races since trainer George Weaver switched the 4-year-old to the grass, is one of the favorites for Saturday's $200,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Saratoga outer turf course at 1 1/16 miles.

  • Deauville Yearling Sale Ends With Upswings

    L'Agence Francaise reported increases in gross revenue and average price Wednesday following the final session of its four-day August yearling sale in France.

  • California Stallion Lake William Dies

    Lake William, who completed his first year at stud at Patricia Youngman's Pepper Oaks Farm near Santa Ynez, Calif., died at Chino Equine Medical Center from complications due to an ulcerated colon

  • Jockey Gary Stevens set to make American return.

    Jockey Gary Stevens Returning From France

    Jockey Gary Stevens is returning to the U.S. from France, having given up his position as rider for the horses trained in by leading French conditioner Andre Fabre.

  • Marco Bay to Ballyvaughan in Pennsylvania

    Multiple stakes winner Marco Bay, sire of stakes winner Bay Street Gal, has been relocated to Joseph Vaughan's Ballyvaughan Farm near Oxford, Pa.

  • Acatenango Colt Sells For $206,363 at Deauville

    An Acatenango colt brought 170,000 euros (approximately $206,363 in U.S. funds) Tuesday to top the third session of L'Agence Francaise's Deauville August yearling sale in France.

  • Richard Kent, left, served as agent for Dr. Benedict Mohit, center, in the sale of a Pikepass colt.

    Pikepass Colt Tops OBSC Second Session

    The first of three open sessions of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's August yearling sale got off to a strong start when bloodstock agent John Moynihan went to $220,000 to acquire a son of Pikepass.

  • Magna Back in Hunt for Pennsylvania Track License

    The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission has finalized at five the number of applicants seeking the final Thoroughbred racing license in the state. Only four applicants hit an informal Aug. 16 deadline to apply for the last license, but Magna Entertainment Corp. has reiterated its interest in building a track near Pittsburgh International Airport.