Headlines for Tuesday, June 14, 2005

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Fleeting Moments

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - Winners and losers from the 2005 Triple Crown, the last one sponsored by VISA...

  • Measure of Greatness

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - Perspective may be needed to realize something is indeed great. That is why it is commonly written that men are best judged after death. The time to reflect by future generations helps identify and define those who were great.

  • TTA Honors Groves, Palmieri

    Helen Kleberg Groves, whose family owned the world-famous King Ranch, will receive the T. I. "Pops" Harkins Award from the Texas Thoroughbred Association during the TTA's 50th anniversary celebration and annual conference June 23-25 at the Horseshoe Bay Resort Marriott in Marble Falls, Texas.

  • Gene Palmieri to Receive TTA Award

    Because of his extensive efforts in mobilizing Texas Thoroughbred Association members in a grassroots campaign to legalize video lottery terminals (VLTs) at Texas racetracks, Gene Palmieri has been selected as the recipient of the 2005 Allen Bogan Memorial Award as TTA member of the year.

  • Helen Groves to Receive Award at TTA Banquet

    Helen Groves, whose family owned King Ranch, will receive the T.I. "Pops" Harkins Award from the Texas Thoroughbred Association at the organizations 50th anniversary celebration and annual conference.

  • &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.exclusivelyequine.com/ee.asp?PI=P50-1006&quot;&gt;Ghostzapper wins the Met Mile in his final start.&lt;/a&gt;

    Ghostzapper Retired With Sesamoid Injury

    Frank Stronach's Ghostzapper, the 2004 Horse of the Year and champion older male, has been retired after the detection of a small hairline fracture of the left front sesamoid. He will stand at Stronach's Adena Springs Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • Red Clubs Wins Coventry for 2-Year-Olds at Royal Ascot

    Racing at the Royal Ascot at York meet got underway June 14 with the Coventry Stakes (Eng-II) for 2-year-olds, and it was Red Ransom's son, Red Clubs, winning his third consecutive race after an opening loss.

  • Jockey Jeremy Rose says &#39;see ya later&#39; to the competition as Afleet Alex wins the Belmont Stakes by seven lengths.

    Steve Haskin's Belmont Story: Crescendo

    It was a typical lazy afternoon on the Belmont Park backstretch as two figures strolled down the horse path heading to Barn 5. Afleet Alex and trainer Tim Ritchey had already spent five days stabled in Barn 14 preparing for the 137th Belmont Stakes (gr. I), but Ritchey decided he wanted to move to the barn in which he had originally been assigned.

  • Billy Fox Jr. weighs in for first (winning) ride in a decade.

    Fox Strikes First Time Out After 10-Year Rest

    William "Billy" Fox Jr. had not competed in a Thoroughbred race since 1995, but he made his return to racing a winning one when he captured the sixth race at River Downs June 13.