Headlines for Tuesday, February 1, 2005

  • Oliver, Wavertree Horses Turn in Fast Works for OBS Calder Sale

    Three horses consigned by Terry Oliver and three others consigned by Ciaran Dunne of Wavertree Stables were among the fastest workers at an eighth of a mile Monday during the first under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s select sale of 2-year-olds in training at Calder Race Course.

  • Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher, will include provisions for breed development in tax plan.

    Kentucky Tax Plan Includes Breed Provisions

    A tax modernization plan unveiled by Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher during his "state of the commonwealth" address Tuesday night includes provisions for breed development programs for the horse industry.

  • Record Miler Najran's First Foal

    The first reported foal sired by American record-equaler Najran is a filly out of the Spend a Buck mare Changing Fortunes.

  • Competitive Bidding Sparks Day 2 of New Zealand Sale

    During Tuesday's session of the New Zealand Premier Sale at Karaka, people were watching with polite interest at the yearling parade through the sale ring. That was until someone let off the fireworks, which started when the big chestnut filly by boom stallion Giant's Causeway entered the ring.

  • Stakes Winner Patrol To T.C. Westmeath in Ontario

    Patrol, a multiple stakes winner and half-brother to grade I winner Stroll, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at John Carey's T.C. Westmeath Stud Farm near Shelburne, Ontario, Canada.

  • Fractures in Thoroughbred Racehorses

    <P>Musculoskeletal injury is the most common cause of lost training days for Thoroughbred racehorses. This type of injury, particularly fractures, is also cited as a major reason horses leave the industry. But the incidence and characteristics of fractures in racing Thoroughbreds are not well understood. <P>Characterizing fractures was the aim of Kristi...