Headlines for Tuesday, July 17, 2007

  • Moss to be Guest on Talkin' Horses

    Racing enthusiasts are invited to join leading Thoroughbred owner Maggi Moss for Thursday's edition of bloodhorse.com "Talkin' Horses," sponsored by AIRshod.

  • Wildcat Heir will move to Journeyman Stud

    Wildcat Heir to Stand at Journeyman Stud

    Wildcat Heir, who stood his first two seasons at Cloverleaf Farms II, will remain in Florida and stand in 2008 at Brent Fernung's Journeyman Stud.

  • Preakness winner Curlin remains on target for the Haskell.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1375099%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Curlin Heads Asmussen Workers at Saratoga

    Trainer Steve Asmussen had his corps of 3-year-old colts ready for action, working Curlin, Tiz Wonderful, Zanjero, and Forty Grams over the Oklahoma training track Tuesday for their upcoming stakes engagements.

  • Bodgiteer Named Horse of the Year by NETWA

    Bodgiteer was the recipient of the 2006 James B. Moseley Horse of the Year award and was additionally named top older male by the New England Turf Writers Association at its 65th Annual Awards Dinner at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, Mass., July 16.

  • State Sales Tax on Claims Dropped in Louisiana

    People who claim Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses at any licensed racetrack in Louisiana are no longer required to pay a state sales tax under a new law, the Louisiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has announced.

  • New pinhookers Drew and Laurie Rayman have been active at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Yearling sale.

    Pinhooking Picks Up Momentum at Fasig-Tipton

    Previous to the start of this year's yearling auction season, there was speculation that pinhookers " purchasers of yearlings resale at 2-year-old auctions next year " would not be as active in the past. Based on Monday's results from the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky yearling sale, the pinhooking profession is alive and well, with two relative newcomers to the resale game among the most active buyers.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: Last Laugh

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - Funny Cide was in more living rooms than any other person or animal leading up to the 2003 Belmont Stakes.

  • Commentary: Legend Of The Bitterroots

    <i>By Morton Cathro</i> - For the first time in anyone's memory there'll be no horse racing this summer at the Ravalli County Fair in Montana's beautiful Bitterroot Valley. And the good folks of Hamilton (population 4,443) are, if not bitter, mighty unhappy.

  • Colonial Turf Cup duelers Summer Doldrums (near) and Strike a Deal will face off again in the Virginia Derby.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1456254%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Field Set for Virginia Derby

    Summer Doldrums will have more than a rubber match with Strike a Deal when the two meet in the $1-million Virginia Derby (gr. IIT) July 21 at Colonial Downs. Not only will Summer Doldrums' trainer Rick Violette see his archrival, he will see the faces of past race victors.