Headlines for Tuesday, December 20, 2005

  • New York Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno

    New York Lawmaker Calls for Creation of Fund to Help NYRA

    New York's top Republican in the state legislature has called for the creation of a $30-million state fund to help the New York Racing Association overcome its financial crisis while the state speeds up the process to award a new Thoroughbred franchise.

  • Uruguayan Triple Crown Winner Bought by Shadwell

    Unbeaten Uruguayan Triple Crown winner Invasor has been purchased by Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell and will be sent to the United States, according to a report in South America.

  • IFHA Offers International Results on Web Site

    The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities has updated its Web site to include results of the world's biggest races and other related information for group I, II, and III races.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Leaner Leadership

    <i>Ray Paulick</i> - One year from now, when <i>The Blood-Horse</i> conducts its annual year in review, it's likely that Jan. 8 will stand out as one of the most important dates on the calendar. In fact, it could be one of the most critical days in the modern history of the Thoroughbred industry.

  • Good-bye to '05

    <i>By Evan Hammonds</i> - Against my mother's "if you can't say something nice" advice, I'd like to rip into my own personal list of the seven most annoying things about 2005--some serious, some with tongue planted firmly in cheek.

  • English Study Looks at Starters, Winners

    A study in England commissioned to look at how many horses make the races found almost 40% of 2-year-olds in training fail to start. Of those that do start, two-thirds fail to win.

  • Inglis Offering Overseas Buyer Subsidies

    William Inglis & Son, a leading auction house in Australia, announced it will begin paying a subsidy to overseas visitors who make purchases at the 2006 Australian Easter yearling sale in Sydney.

  • Pedroza Captures First Hollywood Riding Title

    Jockey Martin Pedroza wrapped up the first major riding title of his 23-year career when he piloted California-bred Young Luck to win the fourth race at Hollywood Park closing day Dec. 19. The 40-year-old Pedroza, who finished the 27-day meet with 31 wins, became the oldest first-time title winner in the track's 67-year history.