Articles posted January 11, 2008

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Jacksons Buy Precious Kitten

Jacksons Buy Precious Kitten

Millionaire and multiple Grade I winner Precious Kitten has been sold for an undisclosed amount to Roy and Gretchen Jackson's Lael Stable and will continue to race in 2008 out of the barn of trainer Bobby Frankel.

TrueNicks for Keeneland's Day Six

TrueNicks for Keeneland's Day Six

Moving into the final catalog book, the focus is now on bargains rather than stars, and because the TrueNicks rating compares like with like, it's able to highlight less expensively bred horses which are the product of a promising cross.

Giant Moon on the Rise

Giant Moon on the Rise

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter

Giant Moon displayed a lot of heart in winning The Count Fleet Stakes over a stubborn Spanky Fischbein and shows he should be a key contender among the East Coast 3-year-olds this year. One thing that shouldn't be a question regarding Giant Moon is his potential to stay the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) trip.

New York THA Wants Issues Addressed

New York THA Wants Issues Addressed

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association released a statement Jan. 10 urging the state to address issues of importance to the 6,000 members of its group as negotiations continue on the long-term extension of the New York Racing Association franchise.

Cohesive Rules for Steroids Sought

Cohesive Rules for Steroids Sought

The head of a major horsemen's group in the United States has proposed a national approach for regulation of anabolic steroids in racehorses with an implementation date of Jan. 1, 2009.

Has Barred Couple Hit a Dead End?

Has Barred Couple Hit a Dead End?

Dick and Janene Watson were at the forefront of the rebirth of Charles Town Races when video lottery terminals began operating in the mid-1990s. But they haven't been able to race their horses for the track's gaming fueled-purses for more than two years, and perhaps might never get the chance again.

Illinois Gaming Expansion Stalls

Illinois Gaming Expansion Stalls

Gaming expansion, including authorization for slot machines at racetracks, appears to have been left at the starting gate once again in the Illinois General Assembly.

Posse: Leading First-Crop Sire

Posse: Leading First-Crop Sire

A key ingredient for the success of any new stallion is sufficient support from those who believe in him, and Dr. Tom Simon’s Vinery was rewarded handsomely in 2007 for its support of Posse, who was the year’s leading first-crop sire.

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