Headlines for Monday, April 18, 2011

  • RTCA Honors Torres for Service

    The Race Track Chaplaincy of America held its annual business meeting April 12 in Georgetown, Ky., that was followed by a banquet in tribute to retiring executive director Enrique Torres.

  • 5K Run Over Pimlico's Main Track Returns

    Preakness Week will kick off with the "Down the Stretch for SGK" on Saturday, May 14 at Pimlico Race Course with part of the proceeds benefiting Maryland Affiliate of Susan Komnen for the Cure.

  • Melbourne Autumn Sale Ends Two-Day Run

    The William Inglis & Son Melbourne autumn yearling sale ended its two-day run April 18 in Australia with a gross of Aust$2,843,250 ($3,002,270) for its Session 1 portion. The average price was Aust$11,511 ($12,155).

  • Atlantic City Race Course

    ACRC: Track Left for Dead Offers Stability

    A racetrack whose obituary was written more than 10 years ago finds itself in the odd situation of being the most stable track in New Jersey -- for now at least -- as it prepares to open its 65th season April 28.

  • Alan Foreman

    Horsemen: Put Brakes on Race-Day Salix Ban

    The largest horsemen's groups in the country said they don't support a call by the Association of Racing Commissioners International for a five-year phase-out of race-day anti-bleeding medications.

  • New: Kentucky Derby Graded Earnings List

    With nearly all of the prep races for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) completed, here are the rankings by earnings in graded stakes races that will be used to determine the 20 starters in the classic.

  • Kathmanblu

    Kathmanblu: An Unlikely Superstar

    Even with her third-place effort in the April 9 Ashland Stakes (gr. I), grade III winner Kathmanblu has high hopes resting on her shoulders leading up to the May 6 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • EHV-1 Outbreak: Second New Jersey Farm Quarantined

    The New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) has quarantined a second Colts Neck horse farm as part of its investigation into an outbreak of the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1), that has led to the death of one horse and sickened five others.