Headlines for Tuesday, June 26, 2007

  • Pinhookers Aggressive at Inglis & Son Weanling Sale

    The weanling focus in Australia has moved south to Victoria and this time is being conducted by Inglis & Son. On Tuesday, June 26, there was aggressive trading as pinhookers latched onto the value added opportunities in Australia.

  • Immigration Bill Survives Senate Vote

    The United States Senate voted June 26 to revive broad legislation to overhaul the country's immigration system. The measure was thought to be dead earlier in the month.

  • U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield

    Jacksons to Receive Congressional Honor at Equine Advocates Dinner

    Roy and Gretchen Jackson, owners of 2006 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Barbaro, will receive a Congressional Honor from U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield as a tribute to their late colt at Equine Advocates annual awards dinner and charity auction Aug. 2.

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    Lava Man Takes Dead Aim at Native Diver's Record

    Lava Man, despite six grade I victories on dirt and grass and earnings of over $4.7 million, has had his knockers, because of his inability to win, or even run well, outside of California. But, on Saturday, he will be home and attempting to make history by equaling Native Diver's record three Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) wins.

  • Johnston Named Winner of Pincay Award

    Ellwood W. "Bud" Johnston, owner of Old English Rancho near Sanger, Calif., has been named the fourth annual winner of the Laffit Pincay Jr. Award.

  • Commentary: Chip In

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - Pre-sale surgeries didn't keep horses such as Real Quiet and Curlin from becoming classic winners. Disclosure wouldn't have, either.

  • Commentary: The Owner's Owner

    <i>Mace Siegel</i> - As gifted as he was as a television producer, and as much as he enjoyed that trade, Ed Friendly fell in love with another industry, and those of us in the Thoroughbred industry, particularly in California, are fortunate he did.

  • NTRA Fills Two Senior-Level Positions

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has hired Terry McElfresh as senior vice president of NTRA Purchasing, and Vicki Baumgardner as chief financial officer.