Headlines for Monday, December 17, 2007

  • Kentucky Moves to Regulate Steroids

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority supports the regulation of anabolic steroids in racehorses in the state, and took the first step toward drafting and adopting the revised model rule offered by the Association of Racing Commissioners International and Racing Medication and Testing Consortium during a Dec. 17 meeting.

  • Dynameaux Sires First Winner

    Stakes winner Dynameaux sired his first winner when the two-year-old filly Dynamic Cowgirl split foes at the three-sixteenths pole, and kicked clear of rivals to post a 1 1/2 length score in a $14,500 maiden special weight for state-breds at Sam Houston Race Park on December 16.

  • NYRA Offered Temporary Extension

    A state government panel Dec. 17 approved letting the New York Racing Association continue running racing on a temporary basis until officials can agree on a new franchise-holder for Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Saratoga.

  • Healthy Trade at December Flat Sale

    Healthy trade marked the first day of the December flat sale at Tattersalls in Ireland, during which 93 horses in training and yearlings were sold for 597,300 euros (about $859,331), with a clearance rate of 55%, an average of 6,423 euros (about $9,240), and a median of 3,000 euros(about $4,315).

  • KHRA Studies Past-Posting Incident

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority will form a subcommittee to investigate an incident in which wagering on a Fair Grounds race at Keeneland remained available while a race was in progress, officials said Dec. 17.

  • Sylvia Harris

    Harris' Long Climb to the Top

    Finding the winner's circle at Hawthorne Park on Dec. 1 was like reaching the summit of Mt. Everest for Sylvia Harris. On that day, when the 40-year-old apprentice jockey captured her first win, Harris fulfilled a lifelong dream and shook off the weight of 20 years of struggle and hardship. She also became a part of horse racing's history as one of only a handful of winning female African-American jockeys and the first one at Hawthorne.

  • Santa Anita Park opens December 26.

    Santa Anita Hoping to Beat the Rain

    Santa Anita Park's renovation of its Cushion Track to improve drainage encountered further delays as rain threatened the Southern California area, but track president Ron Charles said Dec. 16 horses could be back training by Dec. 19.

  • Hold That Tiger

    Hold That Tiger to France

    Hold That Tiger, 10th on the first-crop sires list by progeny earnings, is scheduled to stand at Alain Regnier's Haras de la Haie Neuve in France.