Headlines for Tuesday, December 19, 2006

  • Da Stoops to Stand at Sequel in Florida

    Audrey Haisfield's Stonewall Farm has announced an agreement to purchase multiple stakes winner Da Stoops and will stand the 3-year-old son of Distorted Humor at Becky Thomas' Sequel Stallions near Ocala, Fla.

  • EHV-1 Precautions Taken at Calder, Tampa Bay Downs

    Although there are no confirmed cases of the contagious disease equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) at either Florida track, Calder Race Course and Tampa Bay Downs have instituted precautionary measures, including moratoriums on any new horses shipping into their stable areas.

  • Wire To Wire Cut from Revamped ESPN Lineup

    ESPN's "Wire To Wire" digest show will be eliminated in 2007, but the amount of live coverage hours of horse racing on the network will increase slightly, part of a retooling of the lineups for the sports cable company and affiliated broadcast network ABC.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Beyond Barbaro

    <em>By Ray Paulick</em> - Roy and Gretchen Jackson's beloved colt demonstrated other-worldly intelligence, matched only in size and scope by his courage and heart. Barbaro could play the role of the Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, and Tin Man -- after they'd been to see the Wizard of Oz. Wouldn't it be nice if some of those attributes gravitated toward Thoroughbred industry leaders?

  • Seize the Moment

    <em>By Dr. Joan C. Hendricks</em> - We have a unique chance now to build on the current positive public perception. Let's use this opening to encourage more investment, attendance, bigger gates, wider viewership and sponsorship, and perhaps even a broader base for philanthropy.

  • Hoof Specialist to Visit Barbaro

    Barbaro is scheduled to have his left hind foot examined Dec. 19 by Dr. Scott Morrison, an equine hoof specialist from Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington, according to a spokeswoman for the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center.

  • Hard Spun Draws Crowd, Raves in Nursery Win

    Hard Spun ran his career record to a three-for-three with an easy victory Dec. 18 in the Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes at Philadelphia Park and had onlookers comparing him with Smarty Jones, who won the same race in 2003.