Headlines for Thursday, February 2, 2006

  • Tight Donn Part of Gulf Stakes Action Saturday

    Elisabeth Alexander's 4-year-old Magna Graduate and Jay Em Ess Stable's 5-year-old Suave will be among the choices in the field of nine entered for Saturday's $500,000, 1 1/8-mile Donn Handicap (gr. I). They finished one-two in the Clark Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs Nov. 25, with Magna Graduate taking the nod by a head.

  • The Pick Here is That 'The Barbarian' Conquers the Holy Bull

    Barbaro means "barbarian" in Portugese. When one does something superior, that is called "barbaro" as well. Each usage may well describe Barbaro when all is said and done, and he is our pick to win the grade III Holy Bull Stakes.

  • Final Turfway Quarantine Rescinded

    State veterinarian Robert Stout rescinded the quarantine order on Barn 27 at Turfway Park, the last order in place following an outbreak of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) at the track. The release signals the end of all quarantine restrictions at Turfway.

  • Equibase Recalibrates Scale of Speed Figure

    Equibase, the North American Thoroughbred industry's official database for racing information, announced Feb. 2 that it has recalibrated the scale of its Equibase Speed Figure, a numerical assessment of the quality of a horse's final time in a North American Thoroughbred race.

  • Bills: Vote on Table Games, Ban on Account Bets

    West Virginia lawmakers are considering two bills--one that would prohibit account wagering, and another that would authorize county referendums on the addition of casino-style games at Thoroughbred and Greyhound racetracks.