Headlines for Monday, August 25, 2008

  • Kentucky Panel Approves Ban on Steroids

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted unanimously Aug. 25 to ban the use of anabolic steroids in racehorses, and the rules could be in place the first week of September should Gov. Steve Beshear sign an emergency regulation as expected.

  • Keeneland Forum Attracts More Than 100

    Keeneland and HOK Sports held an open forum the evening of Aug. 25 to discuss the association's "master plan" initiative that was announced last month. Between 100 and 150 local citizens attended the meeting.

  • Day 1 sale topper, a son of Even the Score, brought $120,000.

    Even the Score Colt Tops Texas Sale

    A Louisiana-bred colt by Even the Score brought the top price of $120,000 on a good opening day at the Fasig-Tipton Texas yearling sale in Grand Prairie.

  • Elite Squadron won the Churchill Downs Handicap (gr. II) on Derby Day 2008. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D4387602%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Top Sprinter Elite Squadron Retired

    Grade II winner Elite Squadron, who banked more than a half-million dollars in 14 races, has been retired because of an injury and is expected to stand at stud next year, owner Tom Walters said.

  • Mike Chapple

    Inside Track: Elite Groom

    It is fair to say that when Mike Chapple enrolled in the Groom Elite Certification School at Gulfstream Park this spring, he was not the average pupil.

  • Reflecting on a Tough OBS Yearling Sale

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. August yearling produced some discouraging results, but they weren't really surprising considering the slumping American economy and the mixed bag of returns at other yearling auctions.

  • Runnymede to Host Army Veterans

    Catesby Clay's Runnymede Farm near Paris, Ky., will welcome 20 combat veterans who were injured while on duty in Iraq and Afghanistan during a special luncheon and tour Aug. 28.

  • Doncaster Sale Offers 500 Yearlings

    Less than 48 hours after Bushranger provided the St. Leger yearling sale with a third G1 Prix Morny (Fr-I) winner in as many years, the 2008 renewal of Doncaster's flagship auction gets under way Aug. 26 in England. The number of horses cataloged, 500, for the three-day sale is the same as last year, when there was a record turnover of 15,008,600 guineas for 417 head sold. The 35,992-guinea average and 28,000-guinea median were also records.

  • Ten Most Wanted

    Ten Most Wanted Sires First Winner

    Ten Most Wanted, a grade I winner and millionaire, came through with his first winner when a daughter, Nasty Widow, won Aug. 24 at Timonium.

  • Canadian Frontier

    Canadian Frontier Gets First Winner

    Graded stakes winner Canadian Frontier got his initial winner when his daughter On the Menu won Aug. 24 at Delaware Park in her first start.

  • Go Between takes the Pacific Classic (gr. I) under Garrett Gomez. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5654970%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Go Between, Gomez Land Pacific Classic

    A day after winning the $1-million Travers Stakes Presented by Shadwell Farm (gr. I) with Colonel John, jockey Garrett Gomez switched coasts to guide favored Go Between to a head victory over Well Armed in the $1-million Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar.

  • Skywalker ('86 Classic)

    Skywalker, going off at 10-1, upset a pair of champions in Precisionist and Turkoman in the 1986 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Read more about the race here.

  • Kentucky Panel Approves Ban on Racehorse Steroids

    <P>The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted unanimously Aug. 25 to ban the use of anabolic steroids in racehorses, and the rules could be in place the first week of September should Gov. Steve Beshear sign an emergency regulation as expected. <P>The KHRC amended recommendations from the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council, which voted Aug. 14 to reg...