Headlines for Tuesday, July 25, 2006

  • U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, co-sponsor of horse slaughter bill.

    Federal Hearing on Horse Slaughter Draws Large Crowd

    A legislative hearing Tuesday by the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection concerning the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act drew a large crowd, causing the hearing to be moved after opening remarks.

  • Sanford Test for Scat Daddy

    After being a Thoroughbred trainer for 10 years, Todd Pletcher should be used to the racing spotlight. This is especially true at Saratoga Race Course, where he has been the leading trainer for the past four years and also holds the single-season win record.

  • Good and Tough to Elite in Louisiana

    Grade II winner Good and Tough, sire of a pair of stakes winners this year, has been purchased by a partnership and will stand at Elite Thoroughbreds near Folsom, La.

  • Texas Horseman Elmer Carter Dead

    Elmer Carter, who trained Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses in Texas and Oklahoma for several decades, died July 14.

  • Blood-Horse Publications Receives We CARE Award

    Blood-Horse Publications received the Republic Bank We CARE Award in the medium size business category at the first-annual awards ceremony of its kind, which was held at The Clubhouse at Lexington's Red Mile race track

  • NARA Seeking Donated Racehorses

    The North American Racing Academy is looking for a few good racehorses in time for its first classes beginning Sept. 11.

  • Racehorse Safety Summit Scheduled for October

    The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation will sponsor a two-day workshop for presentations, panel discussions, and strategic planning concerning the welfare and safety of the Thoroughbred racehorse Oct. 16-17 at Keeneland in Lexington.

  • Waiting for Logic

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - From the belt buckles to the Longhorns, things are big in Texas. How's this for big--one billion dollars. That's billion, with nine zeros.

  • I Declare

    <i>By Morton Cathro</i> - If recent action by the California Horse Racing Board should become permanent and be embraced by other states, racing might well see the return of the old, largely forgotten "declaring to win" rule invoked by the umbrella-wielding gentleman of yesteryear--with the unintended consequences it sometimes brings.

  • California Owner Charles Kenis Dead

    Charles Kenis, who raced several California graded stakes winners, died July 21 at his Los Angeles home after a recent illness.

  • Hilmer and Faye Schmidt Receive Harkins Award from TTA

    Hilmer and Faye Schmidt received the 2005 T.I. "Pops" Harkins Award for lifetime achievement during the Texas Thoroughbred Association annual conference and awards banquet, which was held at the Horseshoe Bay Resort Marriott July 21-22.

  • Larry Smith Re-Elected TTA President

    Larry Smith, the owner and operator of Hidden Valley Thoroughbreds in Pilot Point, Texas, was re-elected to serve a third term as the president of the Texas Thoroughbred Association during the TTA annual conference and awards banquet, which was held at the Horseshoe Bay Resort Marriott July 21-22.