Headlines for Monday, May 5, 2008

  • Jockey Caught With Electrical Device

    Jockey Glenn Murphy has been suspended 180 days and fined $2,500 for possession of an electrical device at Lone Star Park, according to the Star-Telegram.

  • Eight Belles

    KHRA Responds to Eight Belles Incident

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority released a statement May 5 regarding Eight Belles, who was injured and subsequently euthanized after the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). It followed demands by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals for changes in the horseracing industry.

  • Nicanor just prior to leaving Florida for Fair Hill, Maryland.

    Inside Track: Great Expectations

    On the morning of April 30, as the eyes of the nation turned to Churchill Downs for the upcoming running of the 134th Kentucky Derby, a Brook Ledge horse van arrived at Stephens Thoroughbreds in Ocala, Fla.

  • Eight Belles training prior to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

    Animal-Rights Groups Target Breakdown

    In the wake of the death of the filly Eight Belles as she galloped out after the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), animal-rights organizations are publicly calling for changes -- some of them drastic -- for the horseracing industry.

  • More Than Ready shuttles between Australia and Kentucky for stud duty.

    More Than Ready's Fee Jumps

    More Than Ready, who figures to top this season's Australian 2-year-old sires list, has had his stud fee bumped to $110,000 (approximately $103,000 in U.S. funds) for this year's Australian bookings.

  • Slot Machine

    Florida Slots Bills Die as Session Ends

    The Florida Legislature ended its annual two-month session May 2 without passing two slot machine bills that were sought by the Thoroughbred industry.