Headlines for Thursday, January 19, 2006

  • Even the Score's First Foal Is a Colt

    The first foal sired by grade II winner Even the Score was born Jan. 16 at Joe and Elise Riggs' Holly Valley Thoroughbreds near Paris, Ky.

  • NYRA Bailout Tied to Hike in Takeout Rate

    The New York Racing Association will have to raise pari-mutuel takeout if it is to obtain a $20-million loan from the state of New York, according to language buried in state budget bills introduced the week of Jan. 16.

  • State Lifts Quarantine of One Turfway Park Barn

    The Kentucky State Veterinarian's office lifted the quarantine of Barn 26 at Turfway Park Jan. 19 after results of tests taken the week of Jan. 9 indicated negative results for equine herpesvirus.

  • WinStar Colt Wins in Dubai; Aimed at Kentucky Derby

    WinStar Farm's homebred Well Armed burst down the stretch at Nad al Sheba racecourse in Dubai Thursday to win his first start as a 3-year-old in a campaign that ultimately is aiming for the May 6 Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • KEEP Plan Wins Support of Two Horse Groups

    The Kentucky Quarter Horse Racing Association and the Kentucky Paso Fino Horse Association have endorsed the Kentucky Equine Education Project's proposal for a constitutional amendment on racetrack casinos.