Headlines for Tuesday, July 19, 2005

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    War Weary

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - The strange case of War Emblem, the 2002 Eclipse Award-winning 3-year-old now at stud in Japan, keeps getting stranger.

  • Dr. Alex Harthill

    Derby Doc

    <i>By Barry Irwin</i> - Alex Harthill never wanted to be the author or the subject of a book about his life, preferring to protect his friends, dead or alive. "Doc" passed July 16, but versions of his tales will be told as long as racing offices crank out overnights.

  • Personal Flag, sired 34 stakes winners.

    New York Stallion Personal Flag Euthanized

    Personal Flag, who ranked as one of New York's top stallions for several years, was euthanized July 18 because of complications from the infirmities of old age.

  • Dr. Alex Harthill.

    Friends, Colleagues Reflect on Harthill's Life

    When Dr. Alex "Doc" Harthill died July 16 at a Louisville, Ky. hospice of complications from pneumonia and a stroke at age 80, it marked the end of an era in veterinary medicine at Churchill Downs. Some of those within the racing community who knew him best reflect on Harthill's career.

  • Fort Dodge Releases West Nile DNA Vaccine

    Fort Dodge Animal Health, a division of Wyeth, has announced the licensure of West Nile-Innovator DNA, a vaccine for horses to aid in the prevention of viremia caused by the potentially deadly West Nile virus.

  • Broodmare Trishyde Dead

    Sixteen-year-old Trishyde, who was a graded stakes winner for B. Wayne Hughes, was euthanized because of complications while delivering a Malibu Moon colt March 2.

  • KEEP Seeks 10,000 Members by Year's End

    The Kentucky Equine Education Project is launching a major membership drive beginning Aug. 1, with a goal of reaching 10,000 members by the end of this year.

  • Saratoga County, winning the Dubai Golden Shaheen, faces an uncertain future.

    Saratoga County Ill; Racing Future Uncertain

    Millionaire sprinter Saratoga County, who captured the Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE- I) March 26, is currently ill and in the care of an undisclosed Saratoga Springs, N.Y., veterinary clinic according to the horse's co-owner Richard Pollard.

  • Divided Oceanside Opens Del Mar Meet

    Del Mar racing fans will get their usual double dose of stakes action as the seaside track opens its 66th season Wednesday with two divisions of the Oceanside Stakes, the perennial opening-day feature for 3-year-olds going a mile on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course.