Headlines for Tuesday, July 24, 2007

  • TrackNet to Offer Claiming Crown to Rivals

    Saying it was responding to the pleas of horsemen, TrackNet Media Group will offer Aug. 4 Claiming Crown racing at Ellis Park to arch-rivals TVG and Youbet.com, though a company executive said the move doesn't indicate a softening of the hard lines drawn by the parties.

  • Fleet Indian, shown winning the Personal Ensign Stakes, will be honored on August 1st. <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%3D503272%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Fleet Indian Day Aug. 1 at Saratoga

    Saratoga Race Course will honor retired champion mare Fleet Indian with the running of the first Fleet Indian Stakes for 3-year-old and up New York-bred fillies going 1 1/16 miles Aug. 1.

  • Admire Moon, shown winning the Dubai Duty Free, has been sold to Godolphin.<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%3D950126%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Admire Moon Sold to Godolphin

    Admire Moon, winner of group I races this year in Japan and Dubai, has been sold by owner Riichi Kondo to Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin for a reported $33 million.

  • Lucky North, Son of Northern Dancer, Pensioned

    Lucky North, a 26-year-old son of Northern Dancer, was pensioned at Cam and Sherisse Ziprick's Ziprick Thoroughbreds near Russell, Manitoba, Canada, after failing to impregnate a mare the past breeding season.

  • Dare to Dream Gala to Honor Bailey

    The Prevention Council will host its first annual fundraising event, the "Dare to Dream Gala," with honorary chairpersons Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson at the Saratoga Polo Club Aug. 13. The gala will honor Jerry Bailey's victory over substance abuse.

  • Youbet Announces Plan to Offset Lower Revenues

    Youbet.com has implemented self-described cost-cutting and revenue enhancement initiatives of about $5 million in an effort to offset lower revenue expectations from its IRG and United Tote subsidiaries, the company recently announced.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: Now's The Time

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - Unlike existing news products delivered once a day, BloodhorseNOW.com will be a vibrant, constantly updated online resource pulling in the latest information from racetracks, auction rings, and breeding sheds.

  • Commentary: Lord...the flies!

    <i>By Richard Zwirn</i> - Thoroughbred farms and stables are inundated with them this time of year. There are way too many to eradicate, as for every one you see, there are thousands you don't. Flies are survivors.