Headlines for Friday, January 6, 2006

  • Reporter Janet Patton Wins Second Eclipse

    Reporter Janet Patton has won the 2005 Media Eclipse Award for writing in the feature or enterprise category for her series of articles in the Lexington <i>Herald-Leader</i> on racetrack workers and compensation. This is the second Eclipse Award for Patton, an equine and agricultural business writer for the <i>Herald-Leader</i> since 1998.

  • Star Parade won the Bayakoa (gr. II) at Hollywood Park last month.

    Star Parade Seeks First Turf Win in 'Gorgonio

    The 6-year-old mare Star Parade, who has won $935,419 in her career, seeks her first victory on the turf in the $150,000 San Gorgonio Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park Sunday.

  • Henderson Training Track Quarantined for Herpesvirus

    A Western Kentucky training center south of Henderson was placed under quarantine by last night (Jan. 5) following tests that showed two horses in the center's one barn were positive for equine herpesvirus, according to Rusty Ford of the Kentucky state veterinarian's office.

  • Suspected Case of Equine Herpesvirus at Pimlico

    Officials at Pimlico Race Course in Maryland have isolated five horses in the detention barn and put a "hold order" on barn 5 while they determine whether a horse stabled in the barn, who was euthanized earlier this week, was infected with equine herpesvirus.

  • Champion Ashado Booked to Storm Cat

    Ashado, who sold for a world-record $9 million at the 2005 Keeneland November breeding stock sale, is booked to Storm Cat, the world's most expensive stallion.