Headlines for Friday, June 24, 2005

  • CHRB Adds Digital Fingerprinting to License Process

    The California Horse Racing Board has introduced fingerprint scanning technology to its permit process to quickly identify those applicants who are disqualified from obtaining licenses and prevent them from participating in horseracing.

  • Hughes, Jackson, Naify Join TOC Board

    B. Wayne Hughes, Jess Jackson, and Marsha Naify are the newest members of the Thoroughbred Owners of California board of directors, the organization announced June 24.

  • "Fred" Tissington, the gray gentleman on the outside, will make the 100th start of his long career Saturday.

    Old Gray 'Fred' to Make 100th Career Start

    This game has sprinters, routers, speed horses, and stalkers. We've seen those with blistering speed and others who have used their superior tracking abilities. There are those who come from off the pace to get up in the nick of time, and others who come from so far off the pace they usually leave us wondering how they made up so much ground. Then, there's Fred. OK, Tissington.

  • Noble Threewitt Named Pincay Award Winner

    Trainer Noble Threewitt, 94, has been selected as the second recipient of Hollywood Park's Laffit Pincay Jr. Award presented annually to an individual who has served the sport with integrity, extraordinary dedication, determination, and distinction.

  • Study Shows Bigger Yearlings Bring Higher Prices

    While pedigree, conformation, and the racing performance of siblings are the main selection criteria utilized by buyers to evaluate the athletic potential of Thoroughbred yearlings, there is also a positive correlation between size of a yearling and selling price at the Keeneland September yearling sales, according to Dr. Joe Pagan.