Headlines for Tuesday, February 22, 2005

  • Winery tycoon Jess Jackson, right, with trainer Bruce Headley.

    Wine Tycoon Jackson Takes Bluegrass by Storm

    In an Associated Press article published last year, one of Jess Jackson's employees called the California wine tycoon a whirlwind. But based on what's been happening in Central Kentucky lately, that description was an understatement. Jackson, 75, is roaring through the Bluegrass with the strength of a Category 5 hurricane.

  • Smarty Jones, arriving at Three Chimneys Farm last year.

    Smarty Jones Gets First Mare in Foal

    Graded stakes winner Forest Heiress is the first mare to be checked in foal to 2004 champion and dual classic winner Smarty Jones.

  • Canterbury Park Minnesota Fund Debuts, Charity Grants Approved

    Canterbury Park Holding Corporation announced the initial approval of more than $100,000 in charitable grants through its Canterbury Park Minnesota Fund. Thirteen grants, ranging from $2,000 to $15,000, have been awarded to Minnesota organizations serving the equine industry and groups working to promote responsible gaming.

  • New York Regulatory Board Responds in Dickinson Case

    A spokeswoman for the New York State Racing and Wagering Board said Tuesday that a blood sample taken from a horse trained by Michael Dickinson was not lost but that there was an insufficient amount of the sample to be sent for independent testing.

  • Encosta De Lago Colt Shatters Adelaide Record

    Yes, a Magic Millions record was broken Tuesday during the opening session of the three-day Adelaide Magic Millions yearling sale in Australia. But reader beware -- this was a hard sell sale.

  • Millionaire Starrer Foals Danzig Filly

    George Krikorian's millionaire and grade I winner Starrer produced her first foal, a Danzig filly, Feb. 19 at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington.

  • Group Winner Elle Seule, Daughter of Fall Aspen, Dies

    Elle Seule, a French group II winner and one of nine stakes winners out of the Pretense mare Fall Aspen, died Feb. 21 because of a ruptured aneurysm at Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm near Lexington, Ky.

  • American Dream Derby winner Deanna Manfredi

    Deanna's Dream: 'Derby' Stable and $250,000

    Deanna Manfredi, a 36-year-old marketing consultant from Toughkenamon, PA, took home $250,000 and a stable of eight Thoroughbreds when Avenueofknowledge won the "American Dream Derby" for her on Presidents' Day at Santa Anita Monday.