Headlines for Tuesday, May 23, 2006

  • Ohio Horsemen Say Handle Bump Did Little for Purses

    On the heels of an announcement by Beulah Park officials that the track's winter/spring meet produced an all-time record handle, the Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association claims the success did little for purses.

  • TCA Approves $1.75 Million in Grants for 2006

    At its annual board meeting May 13, Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) approved grants of $1,750,000 to 136 non-profits, representing equine rescue/retraining, backstretch/jockey, research, education scholarships, and therapeutic riding facilities in 35 states.

  • Nureyev

    A Look Back: Saving Nureyev

    In October 1987, Walmac International and its veterinarians went to extensive lengths to save the life of stallion Nureyev. Those efforts paid off, adding 14 years to the horse's life. When the son of Northern Dancer died this past Oct. 29 at age 24, he had been represented by 130 stakes winners. This article detailing how Nureyev was saved in 1987 was originally published in the Oct. 10, 1987 <i>Blood-Horse</i>.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Road to Recovery: Commentary by Ray Paulick

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - The mood could not have been darker when the horse ambulance left the Pimlico backstretch on the evening of May 20, its precious cargo the shattered dreams of racing fans and horse lovers everywhere.

  • Match Point

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - There has been a great deal of emotion lately at Hilary Boone Jr.'s Wimbledon Farm near Lexington--first with Barbaro, and now with both Barbaro and Bernardini.

  • Veterinary surgeon Dr. Dean Richardson rubs Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro&#39;s head in the intensive care unit.

    Tuesday Update: Barbaro 'Doing Very Well,' Fund Established

    "Barbaro is doing very well. He's actually better today than he was even yesterday, and he was pretty good yesterday," Dr. Dean Richardson reported in a Tuesday morning news briefing at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, where the classic winner was resting two days after surgery to repair multiple fractures in his right hind leg.

  • French Envoy's First Winner

    Graded stakes-placed French Envoy came up with his first winner when his daughter, Bewitchin' Babe, won May 22 at Calder Race Course.