Headlines for Thursday, October 6, 2005

  • CHRB Seeks Reality Check on Jockey Weight

    How much weight does a horse actually carry in a race? No matter what the program says, nobody seems to know for sure. The California Horse Racing Board hopes an ad hoc committee can help revamp pre-race weigh-in practices.

  • Santa Anita, Hollywood Barns Hit By Virus

    A unnamed virus spreading through the barn areas at Santa Anita and Hollywood Park has reduced the number of horses available to race by "at least 10 to 15 percent," according to Oak Tree Racing Association director and practicing veterinarian Dr. Rick Arthur.

  • Baze Joins AA, to Resume Riding Saturday

    Tyler Baze, who failed a Breathalyzer test Saturday at Hoosier Park and was suspended for seven days, has joined Alcoholics Anonymous and is set to resume riding Saturday at Santa Anita, his agent, Ivan Puhich said Thursday.

  • Claimer Wild Buddy Takes Swing in Oak Tree Mile

    Trainer Steve Knapp was minding his own business at Del Mar one day when he looked up and saw a horse he liked. After $85,000 was spent for the claiming horse, he had a new runner in his barn.

  • Jambalaya (right) and Silver Whistle meet again in Saturday's Jamaica 'Cap.

    Jambalaya Looks for 3rd Straight in Jamaica

    Jambalaya shoots for his third consecutive stakes victory in Saturday's $300,000 Jamaica Handicap (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at nine furlongs on the inner turf at Belmont Park.

  • Spinaway winner Adieu heads Frizette field.

    Adieu Dominates Line-Up for Frizette

    Adieu, who defeated the impressive Matron (gr. I) winner Folklore in Saratoga's Spinaway (gr. II), will be the one to beat in Belmont Park's $500,000 Frizette for 2-year-old fillies at one mile.

  • Keeneland to Restrict Simulcast Signal

    Several wagering outlets, the majority of them outside of the United States, will not be offered the simulcast signal for Keeneland's fall meeting Oct. 7-29, officials announced Thursday.

  • Buck Pond to Stand Crafty Shaw

    Millionaire Crafty Shaw is the newest stallion that will take up stallion duty at Doug Arnold's Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • Stream Cat to Pounce in Lane's End

    A field of 14 is set for Saturday's Lane's End Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) at Keeneland. The 92nd running of the 1 1/16 mile test for 2-year-olds features Kentucky Cup Juvenile Stakes (gr. III) winner Stream Cat, whose devastating closing kick has already earned him two stakes wins.

  • Breeders' Cup president D. G. Van Clief, said plans are still on for the Breeders' Cup at Belmont Park.

    Breeders' Cup Tackles NTRA Deal, NYRA Situation

    The Breeders' Cup board of directors didn't take formal action during an Oct. 4 retreat but did reach consensus on extension of the organization's management agreement with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

  • Suave Prospect to Coleman in New Mexico

    Graded stakes winner Suave Prospect has been acquired by Chris and Barbara Coleman for stallion duty at their Coleman Farms near Farmington, N.M.

  • Horsemen Around the Country to Participate in Hurricane Relief

    Racetracks and horsemen's organizations from around the United States will participate in the NTRA's "Racing to the Rescue Day" Oct. 8 to provide financial relief to members of the horseracing and breeding community who have been affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

  • Son of Songandaprayer Tops Fasig-Tipton Final Session

    A son of leading freshman sire Songandaprayer topped Wednesday's third and final session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling at Timonium, Md., helping the sales company realize increases in gross, average, and the number of horses sold.