Headlines for Tuesday, January 31, 2006

  • El Camino Real winner Cause to Believe should be a serious contender on the Derby trail.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Believe in the Cause

    Several of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) preps fell apart last weekend, and the Southern California invaders got hammered by the boys up North in the El Camino Real Derby (gr. III), but we did see an honest, classy colt in Cause to Believe, and there was plenty of other news on the Derby trail.

  • Champion Brave Raj Dead

    Brave Raj, who was champion 2-year-old filly of 1986, was euthanized Jan. 28 after aborting a Gulch filly a week earlier.

  • KEEP Supports Legislation on Dual Agency

    The Kentucky Equine Education Project has given its support for legislation that would make it unlawful for anyone to represent both buyer and seller in a transaction involving horses without written permission of both parties.

  • Indiana Legislation Targets Incoming Simulcasts

    Legislation to be considered by the Indiana Senate would mandate that incoming simulcasts be made available to all wagering outlets in the state or not be available at all. The bill was reported out of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Utilities, and Public Policy Jan. 24.

  • Indiana HBPA Dispute Could Be Far From Over

    Three ousted members of the Indiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association board of directors won a small battle Jan. 24 when the National HBPA executive committee ruled in their favor and recommended a new election. However, it appears the war between two Indiana HBPA factions is far from over.

  • Ouzts on Sidelines After Fall at Turfway Park

    Jockey Perry Ouzts was injured after an accident in the second race at Turfway Park in Northern Kentucky Jan. 29 and is expected to be on the sidelines for two months.

  • Jauregui Discharged, Begins Physical Therapy

    Jockey Luis Jauregui, who fractured one of his lower vertebrae in a Jan. 26 racing accident, was discharged from Arcadia Methodist Hospital Jan. 30 after a four-day stay.

  • Laurel Park Horse Tests Positive for Equine Herpesvirus

    Hey Ralphy, a filly trained by Rodney Jenkins at Laurel Park, was infected by equine herpesvirus (EHV-1), according to the Maryland Department of Agriculture. The 3-year-old was euthanized Jan 26 with a suspected pelvic injury. A Hold Order has been placed on Barn 9, where the filly was stabled, at the central Maryland track. Jenkins has elected not to train any of his horses until the Hold Order ends.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Free Ride

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - Owners and breeders who have become increasingly critical of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association point to a funding imbalance that shows racetracks lagging behind in their financial contributions to the organization.

  • Breeders' Cup to Lead Way

    <i>By Fred A. Pope</i> - A number of us have tried to find a workable, national structure to package and present racing. Times change. Situations change. A situation analysis today reveals the Breeders' Cup is the right organization to execute a vision for racing's rebirth.

  • Graded Winner Soto's First Foal

    The first reported foal by grade II winner Soto was born Jan. 24 at Fred and Nancy Mitchell's Clarkland Farm near Lexington.