Headlines for Tuesday, January 10, 2006

  • Whiffling, Dam of Champion Prairie Bayou, Dead

    Whiffling, whose son Prairie Bayou won the 1993 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and the year's 3-year-old male championship, was euthanized Dec. 5 at the de Kwiatkowski family's Calumet Farm near Lexington because of the infirmities of old age.

  • Arlington to Run 26 Stakes in 2006

    The International Festival of Racing, featuring the Arlington Million (gr. IT), tops a 2006 schedule that includes 26 stakes races worth $5,425,000 during 95 days of racing at Arlington Park, beginning May 5 and running through Sept. 12.

  • Doctor Decherd, right, with Shaun Bridgmohan on board, duels Itsallboutthechase to the wire to win the Aventura Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: And Away We Go

    The journey on the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) Trail officially began last weekend, and although none of the major stars were in action, there were enough solid performances – both gutsy and explosive -- to start the year off in a positive way.

  • Marino Marini's First Foal

    The first foal by Marino Marini, a stakes-winning son of Storm Cat, is a filly that arrived Jan. 1 at Tom Clark's Rancho San Miguel near San Miguel, Calif.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Forward Thinking

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - The Breeders' Cup is one of the greatest innovations in the history of horse racing in North America--perhaps throughout the world. It also is one of the industry's biggest shared assets, one that has enjoyed sustained growth.

  • I Contain Multitudes

    <i>By Phil Combest</i> - There are men and women who, when they pass, leave a hole in the universe. Bob was one of those people. I'm certain anyone who ever spent any time with him would agree.

  • Veteran Van Driver Kenny Thornton Dead

    Kenny Thornton, who logged five million miles hauling horses for nearly 50 years for the Ralph G. Smith company, died Dec. 23 at his West Chester, Pa., home.

  • Retired Track Announcer Costy Caras Dead

    Retired track announcer Constantine L. "Costy" Caras, who learned his profession from the great New York announcer Fred "Cappy" Capossela, died Jan. 7 at a Charles Town, W.Va., health care center.

  • Shoppingwithbetty romps with Smarty Jones&#39; first foal.

    Smarty Jones' First Foal Arrives

    The first foal by dual classic winner Smarty Jones arrived shortly after midnight Jan 10 at Arthur B. Hancock III's Stone Farm near Paris, Ky.

  • Danroad to Hedgeholme in England

    Danroad, a group II winner in New Zealand by Danehill, has arrived at Andrew Spalding's Hedgeholme Stud in County Durham in England.

  • Magna, Churchill Partner With British Firm in TV Deal

    Magna Entertainment Corp., Churchill Downs Incorporated, and Racing UK, announced that the three organizations have entered into a memorandum of understanding for media rights and to develop a subscription television channel to broadcast races from MEC and CDI racetracks, as well as other North American and international racetracks, into the United Kingdom and Ireland.