Headlines for Friday, January 21, 2005

  • Jockeys' Guild, California Regulators Clash

    Jockeys' Guild attorney Barry Broad said Jan. 20 he hoped to have legislation introduced this year that would prevent individuals with financial interest in the business from serving on the California Horse Racing Board.

  • Popular FJ's Pace Retired

    FJ's Pace, a popular campaigner with California fans for many years, has been retired.

  • Rebound Likely for McCann's Mojave

    Consistent sprinter McCann's Mojave, a winner of five of eight career starts, can make amends for his recent fifth-place stakes finish in Sunday's $150,000 Palos Verdes Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.

  • McCarron planning school for aspiring riders.

    McCarron Wants to Develop Jockey School

    Retired Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron announced that he would resign from his position with Magna Entertainment this spring and move to Kentucky, where he intends to open a jockey school.

  • Jockeys' Guild, California Regulators Clash

    Jockeys' Guild attorney Barry Broad said Jan. 20 he hoped to have legislation introduced this year that would prevent individuals with financial interest in the business from serving on the California Horse Racing Board.

  • Solis Returns to Saddle; Kerwin John Back

    Jockey Alex Solis, who suffered a fractured vertebra in a spill at Del Mar July 23, was back in the saddle for the first time Friday morning, working two horses for trainers Jeff Mullins and Richard Mandella.

  • NYRA, NYTHA to Fund R&D for Improved Testing

    The New York Racing Association, in conjunction with the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, will fund additional research and development into improved equine testing for performance enhancing substances.

  • Jorge Chavez

    Jorge Chavez Rides Winner Number 4,000

    Jockey Jorge Chavez rode his 4,000th winner Jan. 21 when he guided Louis Siracusano's A Rizzi Reuben victory at Gulfstream in the fourth race of the day.

  • Kentucky State Sen. Damon Thayer.

    Breed Development Plan Gains in Kentucky

    Language that would authorize two breed development funds and eliminate a tax on the sale of yearlings and 2-year-olds in Kentucky has been delivered to Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher for possible inclusion in a tax modernization plan that could be unveiled in early February.

  • Sunshine Millions Attracts 144 Pre-Entries

    The Sunshine Millions, matching California-breds against Florida-breds, will be renewed Saturday, Jan. 29 with eight races worth a combined $3.6 million.

  • Ohio OKs Model Rules, Taps Purses for Tests

    The Ohio State Racing Commission tightened its medication rules Jan. 20 to greatly reflect the model rules offered by the national Racing Medication and Testing Consortium. In another change, money will be deducted from each purse to defray all or part of the cost to test blood and urine samples.

  • KEEP Announces Contest for Students

    The Kentucky Equine Education Project is taking its mission of 'Horses Work' into classrooms across the Bluegrass. The organization is sponsoring an artwork, poem, and essay contest.

  • Mid-Atlantic Regulators Endorse Medication Policy

    Regulators in the Mid-Atlantic region, who have been working together for years on uniform medication rules, agreed Jan. 20 to endorse the model medication and drug testing policy devised by the national Racing Medication and Testing Consortium.

  • Skip to the Stone's First Offspring

    The first foal sired by graded stakes winner Skip to the Stone is a filly born Jan. 21 at Randy and Rebecca Schukay's Brambly Lane Farm near Sparr, Fla.