Headlines for Wednesday, September 6, 2006

  • Jockey Helmets Make First Post at Turfway Park

    The helmets arrived in the nick of time. The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority's new regulations on safety helmets for jockeys took effect with the Sept. 6 opening of Turfway Park, and three hours before the first post of 7 p.m. EDT, a shipment of regulation helmets hadn't arrived.

  • Patrick Valenzuela has been cleared to resume exercising horses.

    California Stewards: Valenzuela Can Exercise Horses

    Embattled jockey Patrick Valenzuela, who hasn't ridden since the conclusion of the spring/summer meet at Hollywood Park July 16, was given clearance to resume exercising horses Sept. 7 after meeting with Del Mar stewards the morning of Sept. 6.

  • Retired Jockey John Ruane Dead

    John Ruane, who won a number of top New York races starting in the late 1950s, died Sept. 3 at a Somers Point, N.J., hospital., from pulmonary complications.

  • Horse Slaughter Bill Nears Vote

    The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Sept. 7 on a bill that would end horse slaughter for human consumption. With the vote drawing near, those on both sides of the issue have been trying to garner last-minute support

  • Grade II Winner Ruler's Court to Louisiana

    Ruler's Court, a California grade II winner and a joint high-weight on the Experimental Free Handicap, will stand his first season at stud at Dr. Bob Hewlet's Holly Hill Farm near Benton, La.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Locks

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - Last time I looked there were no sure things in racing. There are, however, some pretty safe bets. Here are a few I see.

  • A Real Bluegrass Man

    <i>By Jim Cullen</i> - I first met Dan Mallory through an associate at work. I was a staff writer for an industry trade publication and wanted to breed a mare to a freshman stallion I thought would be popular. The only problem was I didn't own a mare.

  • Washington Yearling Sale Suffers Declines

    A <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=1369240&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Thunder Gulch</a> colt sold for $75,000 Tuesday to top the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders summer yearling sale at Emerald Downs.

  • More Petitions Submitted for Ohio VLT Ballot Question

    Supporters of video lottery terminals at Ohio racetracks have submitted an additional 43,879 petitions they say will meet the required number needed to put a VLT referendum on the November ballot.