Headlines for Tuesday, February 19, 2008

  • A. P. Warrior's first foal, a filly  out of the Storm Cat mare Full Moon Tonight

    A. P. Warrior Sires First Foal

    Stonewall Farm Stallions' A.P. Warrior sired his first foal Jan. 27 when a bay filly out of the Storm Cat mare Full Moon Tonight was born at Stonewall Farm in Versailles, Ky.

  • All's Not Well in FL 'Racino' Land

    Isle Racing & Casino at Pompano Park will cut race purses about 35% starting Feb. 22, and will not hold harness racing on Monday and Wednesday nights during most of March and April.

  • Undefeated Bustin Stones will make his next start in the Carter Handicap (gr. I).

    Bustin Stones to Make Grade I Debut

    The day after undefeated Bustin Stones won the Feb. 18 General George Handicap at Laurel Park by a head, trainer Bruce Levine said the New York-bred will make his grade I debut in the $300,000 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct April 5.

  • Winning Colors (right) winning the 1988 Kentucky Derby with Gary Stevens in the irons.

    Winning Colors Euthanized

    Winning Colors, winner of the 1988 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), was euthanized Feb. 17 following complications from colic at Hagyard Davidson McGee vet clinic near Lexington. The 23-year-old Caro mare, who was in foal to Mr. Greeley at the time of her death, was buried at Greentree Farm, a division of Gainesway Farm near Lexington. Bloodhorse.com salutes the champion mare with a <b>special slide show</b>.

  • Kentucky Casino Bill Faces Revision

    A legislative subcommittee studying expanded gambling in Kentucky has recommended a revised constitutional amendment that reduces the number of casinos permitted in the state to nine, requires local approval of some sort for all casinos, and removes dedicated percentages for gaming revenue.

  • Irish Cherry&#39;s $2.7-million price leads the way as gross and average rise at Keeneland.

    Keeneland Catalogues 191 for April

    Keeneland has cataloged 191 horses for its upcoming April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, which this year will span two evening sessions, April 8-9. Sessions begin at 7 p.m. ET each day.

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    Nashoba's Key Horse of Year in CA

    Multiple grade I winner Nashoba's Key was named California-bred Horse of the Year for 2007 during the Feb. 18 California Thoroughbred Breeders Association's (CTBA) annual meeting and awards dinner at the Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, Calif.

  • New York governor Eliot Spitzer

    NYRA OK, But OTB Closure Looming

    Legislation giving the New York Racing Association a 25-year extension of its exclusive Thoroughbred franchise was signed Feb. 19, Gov. Eliot Spitzer said. Meanwhile, the mayor of New York City reiterated that New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. can't continue under its current arrangement with the state.

  • HRTV: Inside Information - 2/18/08

    Inside Information features Captain Squire, the first stakes winner for Jeff Mullins; jockey Garrett Gomez and Frankie Herrarte, who worked his way up the ladder to be the exercise rider for 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Giacomo.

  • Dan Liebman: Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: Fresh Start

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - The franchise extension is only the beginning. NYRA has many hurdles to return to profitability.

  • Commentary: Get the Door, Please

    <i>By Dan Farley</i> - I was intrigued when I read in <i>Daily Racing Form</i> that of the top 30 finishers in a recent million-dollar handicapping contest in Las Vegas sponsored by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, six were women.

  • Ascot Knight, one of Canada&#39;s top stallions for a number of years, was euthanized Feb. 8.

    Ascot Knight Dead

    Ascot Knight, one of Canada's top stallions for a number of years, was euthanized Feb. 8 due to declining health. He was 24. He had been pensioned from stallion duty in January at the Taylor family's Windfields Farm near Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. In 2007, he covered 13 mares. He is buried in the cemetery with such farm greats as Windfields, Northern Dancer, and Vice Regent.

  • Pyro works out at Fair Grounds Feb. 18.

    War Pass Tops Haskin's Derby Dozen

    Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen for the week of Feb. 25 is topped by War Pass, who returned to the races with a striking win in an allowance race Feb. 24 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Easter Sale Has Broodmare Dispersal

    With entries for the William Inglis & Son Easter broodmare sale closing Feb. 22, Inglis confirmed the auction will feature the complete unreserved dispersal of the Swettenham Stud broodmare band.