Headlines for Tuesday, July 22, 2008

  • Helen of Troy was the dam of champion Thor's Echo, shown winning the 2006 Breeders' Cup Sprint.

    Helen of Troy Dead

    Helen of Troy, dam of champion Thor's Echo, was euthanized June 30 because of complications from laminitis.

  • Sidney H. Craig

    Sidney H. Craig, Won Epsom Derby, Dead

    Sidney H. Craig, who received a colt named Dr Devious as a birthday present and watched him win the 1992 Ever Ready Epsom Derby (Eng-I), died July 21.

  • New Farm Planned in Kentucky

    Mammad Huseynov, who purchased the sale-topping Don Gato at the 2008 Keeneland April 2-year-old in training sale, has purchased a near 100-acre farm near Lexington with plans to launch a breeding operation.

  • Yearling Sale

    F-T Review: What Happened to the Market?

    The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select auction got the yearling selling season off to a sobering start in Central Kentucky. The buy-back rate rose while the number of horses sold, gross revenue, average price, and median price all declined.

  • Jeremy Rose

    Rose Suspension Reduced to 90 Days

    Jockey Jeremy Rose, who was suspended for six months for whipping his mount Appeal to the City in the face during a June 23 race at Delaware Park, had his suspension reduced to 90 days following a July 22 hearing.

  • Reflections Offered on Rose Decision

    Following a three-hour hearing that resulted in the reduction of Eclipse Award-winning jockey Jeremy Rose's suspension from six months to 90 days, attorney Alan Foreman and Bernard Daney, chairman of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission, reflected on the outcome.

  • Terry Houghton

    Houghton: Glad to Be Back Home

    After the Office of Race Commissioner granted a jockey's license to Terry Houghton, the veteran rider expressed his relief to once again be racing in his native state at the new Pinnacle Race Course near Detroit.

  • Progress Reported in Oregon Negotiations

    A July 21 mediation session with a member of the Oregon Racing Commission yielded no agreement in a standoff between TVG and Portland Meadows on source-market fees, although progress was reported.

  • Giant Gizmo won the Lone Star Handicap (gr. III)

    Giant Gizmo Sidelined With Fracture

    Stronach Stables' Giant Gizmo, winner of his last three starts, will be sidelined for the remainder of the year with a non-displaced condylar fracture in his right front leg, trainer Bobby Frankel said July 22.

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    War Pass Still Healing

    Champion War Pass is continuing to heal from a fracture to a sesamoid suffered in the Wood Memorial (gr. I). Plans for return to racetrack still up in the air.

  • Wagering Plummets Since Triple Crown

    Wagering has dropped 11% on North American Thoroughbred racing since the end of the Triple Crown series -- at least by one indicator -- a disturbing trend that can likely be attributed to a variety of factors.

  • Texas HORSE Seeks Support, Legislation

    Texas Thoroughbred Association executive director David Hooper addressed the Greater Houston Horse Council July 21 in an effort to garner support for a new breed coalition, Texas Horse Organizations for Racing, Showing and Eventing, which is known as Texas HORSE.

  • Florida's current year leading sire Trippi has been sold to South African interests.

    Trippi to South Africa

    Trippi, Florida's leading sire this year, has been purchased by Johann and Gaynor Rupert's L'Ormarins Stud for stallion duty in South Africa.

  • Ocean Colors will break from post 1 in the Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III).

    Ocean Colors Eyeing Schuylerville

    Ocean Colors, an impressive winner in her first start, may be the sentimental choice heading in to the $100,000 Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III) on Saratoga's opening day, July 23. Eleven 2-year-old fillies will carry 119 pounds while contesting the six-furlong contest, and all of them are seeking their first stakes victory.

  • Jockey Club Launches Injury Database

    The Jockey Club has launched the Equine Injury Database system that will provide the racing industry with its first national database of racing injuries. The Equine Injury Database grew out of a proposal first put forth at the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit in Lexington in October 2006.

  • Sulamani (IRE) won the 2001 Pattison Canadian International (Can-I) in 2001.

    Sulamani Sires First Winner

    Sulamani, a U.S. grade I winner and international champion, was represented by his first winner when his son Dazinski won July 21 at Yarmouth in England.

  • Jockey Club Launches Racehorse Injury Database

    <P>The Jockey Club has launched the Equine Injury Database system that will provide the racing industry with its first national database of racing injuries. The Equine Injury Database grew out of a proposal first put forth at the <A href="http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=8116">Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit</A> in Lexington in Octob...