Headlines for Tuesday, September 14, 2004

  • NYRA Signal Pulled; Account Wagering Cited

    The MidAtlantic Cooperative, which represents 19 racetracks and their off-track betting facilities and account wagering systems, will pull the plug on simulcasts from Belmont Park effective Sept. 15 having failed to strike a deal with the New York Racing Association.

  • Sugar and Spice, Alydar's Half-Sister, Dead

    Grade I winner Sugar and Spice, a half-sister to grade I winner Alydar and champion Our Mims, died Sept. 13 at the Our Mims Retirement Haven near Paris, Ky.,

  • Pie N Burger Steps Up to the Plate in Ky. Cup

    Pie N Burger is being aimed for his first graded stakes victory in more than a year in Saturday's Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II) at Turfway Park. The 6-year-old gelding by <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=1321387&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Twining</a> won't find the going easy in the 1 1/8-mile race.

  • Keeneland Sale Opens with Plenty of Punch

    On the hurricane rating scale of 1 to 5, the opening session of the Keeneland September yearling auction was a Category 3. It packed a strong financial punch on Sept. 13 in Central Kentucky, driving the market past 2003's hot numbers. But the key business figures didn't grow quite as fast as they did a year ago.

  • Retired Jockey Donny Holmes Dead

    Retired jockey Donald (Donny) Holmes died Sept. 10 at his home in Oak Park, Mich., after a year long battle with cancer.

  • John T. L. Jones Jr. in a paddock at Walmac Farm.

    Jones Sells Walmac to Son, Trussell

    John T.L. Jones Jr. has sold Walmac International to entities controlled by his son, John III, and his son's former partner in several horse ventures, Bobby Trussell. The deal, signed Sept. 10, involves the farm's property but no stallion interests.