Headlines for Monday, March 2, 2009

  • Quality Road took the Fountain of Youth by 4 1/4 lengths.

    Ky. Derby Trail: Road to the Roses

    The last Saturday in November is NYRA's farewell to grade I and grade II racing, with the running of the Cigar Mile (gr. I) and the grade II Remsen and Demoiselle Stakes for 2-year-olds. But last year, there was a buzz in the air that had nothing to do with any of those three races.

  • F-T Juvenile Sale Faces Tough Economy

    The fanciest juvenile sale in the world faces off against the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression March 3 at Calder Race Course, and based on the results of other recent Thoroughbred auctions, prices probably will be down considerably.

  • F-T Short List: Which Horses Are Hot

    Here is a list of juveniles that buyers and consignors at Calder Race Course were talking about the most one day before the March 3 Fasig Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Manila held off Theatrical to win the 1986 Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita.

    Hall of Famer Manila Dead

    Manila, who was elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 2008, died Feb. 28 in Turkey because of an aortic rupture.

  • What a Pear

    Mahubah's Corner: What a Pear

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>What a Pear has just served notice that Stardom Bound will have competition in the sophomore filly division this year.

  • Sky Mesa Back at Three Chimneys Farm

    Sky Mesa, the 9-year-old stallion who had two operations related to a bout of colic, arrived back at Three Chimneys Farm Feb. 25 from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington and is on schedule to return to breeding around March 20.

  • 218 for John Franks Memorial Sale

    A total of 218 juveniles have been cataloged for the 2009 edition of the John Franks Memorial 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale at Evangeline Downs on March 22.

  • The entrance at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky

    Fasig-Tipton: Puttin' on the Ritz

    When Dubai-based Synergy Investments purchased Fasig-Tipton last year, Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager, John Ferguson, vowed the Kentucky-based auction firm would strive to offer higher levels of customer service. According to shoppers at Fasig-Tipton's Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training, the company is fulfilling that promise.

  • The Churchill Downs Incorporated educational &#39;Safety Center&#39; is on display inside Gate 17 at the track.

    CDI Implements Safety/Welfare Policies

    Churchill Downs Inc. has announced a series of new rules and policies designed to enhance the safety and welfare of jockeys and horses. The measures will be in place at Churchill Downs racetrack in advance of the this year's Kentucky Derby and will include standardized third-party testing of track surfaces and comprehensive testing of all winning horses for more than 100 prohibited drugs.

  • California Racing Gets Aid From State

    Legislation linked to the long-delayed approval of the California state budget Feb. 20 could mean up to an additional $32 million a year for the state's beleaguered horse racing industry.

  • Euro Sale Companies Offer Bonus Scheme

    Vendors and sales companies involved in the seven breeze-up sales for 2-year-olds in Britain, Ireland and France over the next three months have got together and announced a £500,000 bonus scheme to tempt buyers.

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    Midshipman Injured, Out of Triple Crown

    Last year's champion 2-year-old Midshipman will miss the Triple Crown after he sustained a minor soft tissue injury to his left fore leg during routine exercise at Godolphin's Al Quoz Stables in Dubai Feb. 28.

  • Churchill Downs Implements Safety and Welfare Plan

    <P>Churchill Downs Incorporated has announced a series of new rules and policies designed to enhance the safety and welfare of jockeys and horses. The measures will be in place at Churchill Downs racetrack in advance of the this year's Kentucky Derby and will include standardized third-party testing of track surfaces and comprehensive testing of all winni...