Headlines for Tuesday, February 15, 2005

  • Louisiana Legends Night Highlights

    'Louisiana Legends Night,' showcasing eight Louisiana-bred stakes events, highlights a revamped stakes calendar for the 2005 Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino Thoroughbred Meeting.

  • Owner Louis F. Goodwin Dead

    Louis F. Goodwin, an owner for 34 years, died Feb. 10 at his home in Glen Burnie, Md., south of Baltimore.

  • Virginia Owner Sheilah Rathbun Dead

    Sheilah Rathbun, who owned a successful breeding and racing operation near Middleburg, Va., with her husband, Henry, died Jan. 10 in Arlington, Va.

  • Racing Industry Raises more than $120,000 for Noah Fund

    More than $120,000 was raised for Noah Grove, the son of Bowie, Md.-based trainer Chris Grove, during a Laurel Park fundraiser Feb. 13. The 5-year old was diagnosed with bone cancer last February and to save his life he underwent a through-the-knee amputation.

  • Newbury Announces All-Weather Track

    Newbury, one of Britain's most prominent racecourses, has announced plans for a 15-furlong all-weather (dirt) course with five and six-furlong straight races and a chute for contests over seven furlongs and a mile.

  • Endless Summer Disqualified; Mitchell Penalized

    Prince Khalid Abdullah's 2000 Group II Richmond Stakes winner Endless Summer was disqualified from that race at a Feb. 11 British Jockey Club hearing Feb. 11 after it was discovered the colt was technically three when winning the contest for 2-year-olds.

  • NBC Kicks off Visa Triple Crown Season Coverage April 9

    NBC will kick off coverage of the 2005 Visa Triple Crown season April 9, with the two-hour telecast of "NTRA Road to the Kentucky Derby." The show will air from 4-6 p.m. (ET) and will feature live coverage of the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), Wood Memorial (gr. I), and the Illinois Derby (gr. II).

  • Redoutes' Choice Colt Tops Inglis Premier Sale's Second Session

    Trans-Tasman super buyer Graeme Rogerson paid top price of Aus$320,000 for a strapping colt by boom Arrowfield Stud stallion Redoute's Choice (Danehill -- Shantha's Choice) during Monday's second session of the three-day Inglis premier yearling sale in Melbourne Australia.

  • Easyfromthegitgo's First Foal

    The first reported foal by multiple stakes winner Easyfromthegitgo is a filly born Feb. 11 at La Mesa Stallions near Carencro, La.

  • Bill for Slots at Indiana Racetracks Dealt Setback

    Indiana's horse racing industry suffered a significant setback Monday as the House Public Policy and Veterans Affairs Committee defeated a bill calling for slot machines at both Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs.