Headlines for Friday, January 8, 2010

  • NY Drug Testing Policy Halted by Court

    The new policy in New York that would have allowed for out-of-competition testing has been put on hold because of a restraining order received by the Standardbred Owners Association of New York.

  • Student Council

    First Foal for Student Council

    Grade I winner Student Council, who stands at Ro Parra's Millennium Farms near Lexington, had his first foal hit the ground when a colt was foaled at Millennium Jan. 4.

  • Gulfstream Park has requested dates of Jan. 3, 20ll to April 24, 2011.

    Florida Tracks Submit Dates Requests

    Florida's three Thoroughbred tracks have made their preliminary filings for 2010-2011 race dates, and all have announced plans to run schedules almost identical to their current or recent meets.

  • Hull won the Derby Trial in 2009.

    Owner LaPenta to Sponsor Derby Trial

    Robert LaPenta, a leading owner and pinhooker, will sponsor the 2010 Derby Trial (gr. III) at Churchill Downs April 24, the track announced Jan. 8.

  • Amelia Bearhart with her 1996 filly.

    Top Broodmare Amelia Bearhart Dead

    Amelia Bearhart, who produced three stakes winners including two-time Canadian Horse of the Year Chief Bearhart, died Jan. 7 and was buried at the farm of her owner, Richard Maynard. She was 27.

  • Moore Charged in Animal Abandonment Case

    Thoroughbred horse trainer Chad Moore faces multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged abandonment and maltreatment of horses at his Ohio farm.

  • Jeff Taylor's Eclipse Award winning photo

    Eclipse Photo Award Goes to Jeff Taylor

    Jeff Taylor has won the 2009 Media Eclipse Award for Photography for his picture taken at the Blue Ridge Hunt Point to Point Races in Clarke County, Va. The photo appeared in The Winchester Star on March 9, 2009.

  • Drape Wins Eclipse Award For Feature Story

    Joe Drape has won the 2009 Media Eclipse Award for Writing in the Feature/Enterprise category for "Despite Outcry, Derby Owners Fall Silent on Drugs for Horses," which appeared in The New York Times on April 30, 2009.

  • Leading Sires of 2009: Roman Ruler

    Aidan O'Meara, Stallion Division Manager at Hill 'n' Dale, talks with Evan Hammonds about Roman Ruler and some of his promising 3-year olds, including Homeboykris and Rule.

  • Numbers Show Need for Contraction, Innovation

    A report showing that for the second consecutive year wagering on Thoroughbred racing in the U.S. sustained a major hit is a sign that the industry is impacted by the recession and needs to find ways to generate more money.

  • Leading Sires of 2009: Roman Ruler

    Roman Ruler finished just $11,332 behind Offlee Wild in the race for top first-crop sire. Aidan O'Meara, Stallion Division Manager at Hill 'n' Dale, talks with Evan Hammonds about Roman Ruler and some of his promising 3-year olds, including Homeboykris and Rule.