Headlines for Tuesday, July 3, 2007

  • New York THA Breaks From Empire Racing

    The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association is breaking its ties with Empire Racing Associates, a move that will further throw into confusion the process for naming a franchise holder to operate Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Saratoga.

  • California Owner Carl T. Grether Dead

    Carl T. Grether, who raced California graded stakes winners Crafty C. T. and Madame Pietra, died July 1 of complications from Parkinson's disease.

  • Unbridled's Song

    Unbridled's Song Hot at Belmont

    Unbridled's Song shook things up in a big way June 30 at Belmont Park when he sired the winners of both the Suburban Handicap (gr. I) and Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I).

  • Content Providers on National HBPA Agenda

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association will address distribution of racing content, equine drug testing, and health insurance during workshop discussions at its summer convention scheduled for July 19-22 in Williamsburg, Va.

  • Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship to Open July 5

    A press conference will be held July 5 for the opening of the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship, which was created to promote the principles and ideals of Henry Clay: statesmanship, diplomacy, dialogue, and beneficial compromise.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: Stables and Stability

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - The revolving door at Magna didn't start with Neuman. Since Stronach formed Magna Entertainment in February 2000, there have been six CEOs.

  • Commentary: A Modest Proposal

    <i>Rob Whiteley</i> - The Proposal. Every member of the Thoroughbred family will contribute to industry well-being by immediately investing his or her own money.

  • Irwin Buys Siegel's Team Valor Share

    Barry Irwin has purchased Jeff Siegel's interest in Team Valor and will operate the stable as its sole owner, the Versailles-based company announced July 3.

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    Steve Haskin Commentary: Lava Man a Treasure to be Shared

    We all know about Lava Man's dislike for any track east of the Sierra Madres and west of Santa Catalina. And we know his speed figures are not exactly in orbit. And we know he hasn't been beating champions in the Golden State. But Lava Man nonetheless is a true phenomenon, and America needs him badly.

  • Funny Cide Adds Bang to Finger Lakes Holiday Card

    Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide, winner of the 2003 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), figures to draw a large holiday crowd to Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack July 4 when he competes in the $100,000 Wadsworth Memorial Handicap at the upstate New York track.