Headlines for Tuesday, October 17, 2006

  • Summit Issues Recommendations to Improve Racehorse Safety

    The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit ended Tuesday in Lexington after more than 40 participants worked together to draft action plans in six areas to improve conditions in the Thoroughbred industry.

  • Breeder/Owner Ronald J. Worswick Dead

    Ronald J. Worswick, co-breeder of European champion Indian Skimmer, died Oct. 13 of pancreatic cancer at his home in the Orlando, Fla., community of Casselberry.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Broken Record

    <em>By Ray Paulick</em> - For Thoroughbred trainers driven to succeed, it's all about numbers. That's the way it's been in the Hall of Fame career of D. Wayne Lukas, who virtually rewrote the record books in the 1980s, and that's how it is for his former assistant, Todd Pletcher, who Oct. 14 broke the single-season mark of 92 stakes victories established by Lukas in 1987.

  • Good Neighbors

    <em>By Michael Gobb</em> - Despite Keeneland's importance to the global equine industry, its allure to tourists, and its numerous charitable contributions, many in Central Kentucky may not fully realize the value of having Keeneland as a neighbor and community partner. Blue Grass Airport experienced Keeneland's generosity firsthand Aug. 27.

  • Officer to Stand for $40,000 at Taylor Made

    Officer, who ranks second on the first-crop sires list by progeny earnings and third on the overall 2-year-old sires list, will stand for a $40,000 fee at the Taylor family's Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky.

  • Countdown to the Cup: Nothing Now but the Waiting

    The stars will be shining down on Louisville, Ky. on Nov. 4, but many of the brightest ones will not even show up until the middle of Breeders' Cup week. As a result, several New York-based journalists, and one Jerseyite, have changed plans and will inhabit the Big Apple until the big guns complete their serious training.