Headlines for Wednesday, March 2, 2005

  • Solis Gets Mount on Singletary in Kilroe Mile

    Alex Solis, who lost major mounts while sidelined for 6 ½ months after a spill at Del Mar July 23, will replace the injured David Flores aboard Singletary in Saturday's $300,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (gr. IT) on the Santa Anita turf.

  • Dish Network Launches TVG Interactive

    After years of promises and disappointments, true two-way interactivity for horse-race wagering will reach 10 million TV sets nationwide this month through the Dish Network's launch March 2 of the TVG Interactive Horseracing channel.

  • FTBOA Announces 2004 Champions

    The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association has announced the eight divisional Florida-bred champions for 2004. The award winners will be honored at the 45th Annual FTBOA awards dinner March 20, at Hilton Ocala in Ocala, Fla. The Florida breeder, horse, stallion and broodmare of the year award recipients will be announced March 20.

  • Burning Sun, Gigli Likely for Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup

    A pair of Bobby Frankel-trained grass specialists, Burning Sun and Gigli, third and eighth respectively in Gulfstream's Mac Diarmida Handicap (gr. IIIT) Jan.30, are likely to face each other once again in Sunday's Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IT), going 1 3/8 miles.

  • Louisiana 2004 Champions Announced

    The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association has announced the winners of the 2004 horse of the year awards, voted on by association members.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Today's Job Market

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - This item of interest from the Feb. 25 issue of <i>USA Today</i>: a horse racing groom has the worst job in sports.

  • Hollywood Ending

    <i>By Morton Cathro</i> - Racing is full of unlikely scenarios, few of which have been more unlikely than the one featuring Hollywood screenwriter Ethel Hill and War Knight, the Thoroughbred she called "Tuffy."

  • Steeplechase Season Starts in Florida March 6

    The National Steeplechase Association's 2005 calendar begins March 6 with the fourth annual Little Everglades Steeplechase in Dade City, Fla. The tour's southern-most stop kicks off a 24-stop spring circuit that offers total purses of $2.6 million.

  • Lone Star Hires Lies as Track Announcer

    Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie has hired John Lies as its track announcer for the 2005 spring Thoroughbred season that runs April 14 through July 17.

  • AHC Announces Speakers for 2005 Issues Forum

    The American Horse Council has announced the speaker line-up for its National Issues Forum April 18-19, featuring seminars about planning equine events and issues involving unwanted horses.

  • Tale of the Cat colt, sold for world-record price at Fasig-Tipton Calder sale.

    Fasig-Tipton Florida Auction Produces Avalanche of Records

    It was the greatest show on earth...at least as far as sales of 2-year-olds in training are concerned. Fueled by an international cast of big spenders eager to acquire expensive young horseflesh, the Fasig-Tipton Florida select auction at Calder Race Course rocketed to unprecedented heights Tuesday.