Headlines for Monday, August 22, 2005

  • Danehill First to Sire 300 Stakes Winners

    Danehill, who got beat by Sadler's Wells in the race to became the first stallion to sire 200 stakes winners, reached the 300 mark well ahead of his rival.

  • High Fly's Dam, Verbasle, Dead

    Charlotte Weber's Verbasle, dam of 2005 grade I winner High Fly, was euthanized Aug. 16 at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute because of complications from laminitis.

  • Trust Created for New York Purse Money

    New York Racing Association president Charles Hayward and New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association president Richard Bomze announced Aug. 22 a trust account has been established to protect horsemen's purse money.

  • Development Plan at Curragh Given Initial Go-Ahead

    The Irish Turf Club has been granted planning permission to realign 1.1 kilometers (about 0.68 miles) of the major road to the north of the existing Curragh Racecourse, Ireland's most prestigious, enabling a redevelopment that will cost 70 million euros to go ahead.

  • Listening to Tim Smith speak Monday were, from left to right: Dennis Brida, Jack Knowlton, Richard Bomze, and Charles Hayward.

    Smith: 'There's Good Consensus for Change' in New York Racing

    Continuing on a theme he struck during the Jockey Club Round Table the previous morning, Tim Smith, the president of the Friends of New York Racing, outlined the research group's preliminary findings and recommendations during a public forum Monday at Fasig-Tipton's Humphrey S. Finney sale pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Chief Seattle to Empire Stud

    Chief Seattle, the sire of Valdale Stakes runner-up Patty Seattle, has been relocated to Empire Stud in Hudson, New York, for the 2006 breeding season under an agreement with Darley.