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  • California Stallion Batonnier Dead

    California stallion Batonnier, whose son Cavonnier nearly won the 1996 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and whose maternal grandson commanded $4 million at the Keeneland July yearling sale, died July 15 of an apparent heart attack at Ellen Jackson's Victory Rose Thoroughbreds near Vacaville

  • Struggler's First Winner

    French champion Struggler came through with his initial winner when his son War Struggler won at five furlongs at Louisiana Downs on July 15.

  • Yearling Sale, As Viewed From Comfort of Your Couch

    For more than three hours Monday night, the Keeneland July yearling sale was beamed into the homes of people who can access the TV Games Network either on cable television or by satellite dish. It was somewhat of a breakthrough for the auction end of the business, which generally gets little exposure away from sale pavilions.

  • Girl Talk

    <i>By Nan Mooney</i> -- Marketing a sport to women takes more than just hanging out a "Ladies Welcome" sign. It requires creativity, and some shared wisdom.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor in Chief

    A Dandy Prep

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Question: When is a prep race not a prep race? Answer: When the prep race is a grade I event.

  • Laffit Pincay Jr., won Hollywood Park riding title.

    Pincay Powers Hollywood Park Curtain-Closer

    After months of worry over the potential for power loss because of a statewide electricity crisis, Hollywood Park was energized by an exciting conclusion to its spring-summer meet Monday thanks to tight races for the jockey and trainer titles. Laffit Pincay Jr. edged Alex Solis in the race for leading jockey, while Jack Carava nipped Bob Baffert in the trainers' race.

  • Pincay Powers Hollywood Park Curtain-Closer

    After months of worry over the potential for power loss because of a statewide electricity crisis, Hollywood Park was energized by an exciting conclusion to its spring-summer meet Monday thanks to tight races for the jockey and trainer titles. Laffit Pincay Jr. edged Alex Solis in the race for leading jockey, while Jack Carava nipped Bob Baffert in the trainers' race.

  • Helmsman's First Winner

    Millionaire Helmsman was represented by his first winner when his 2-year-old son Holdthehelm won July 16 at 5 1/2 furlongs at Hollywood Park.

  • Seattle Slew Tops Sire Average on Keeneland Opener

    Taylor Made Farm stallion Saint Ballado sired the $4-million session topper on the Monday night opener to the Keeneland July select yearling sale, but Three Chimneys Farm's venerable Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew was leading sire by average on the evening, with two colts selling for an average price of $1,925,000.

  • Here and There

    News, notes, and happenings around the Thoroughbred world.

  • Here and There

    News, notes, and happenings around the Thoroughbred world.

  • Light Plane Crash Lands at OBS

    A pilot in trouble saw the "luscious green grass" of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's racetrack, and bailed out in the center of the Florida oval on Sunday morning. Neither the pilot, Leroy Morse, nor his passenger were injured, according to the Ocala <i>Star-Banner</i>.

  • Del Mar

    Del Mar Looks to Entertainment to Lure Customers

    The 43-day meet, which this year begins Wednesday, July 18, is often considered the jewel of California racing. One of the selling points of Del Mar is that it's nestled along the coastline with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. But management said atmosphere really hasn't been enough to lure big crowds.

  • Advertising on Silks on Meeting Agenda

    The California Horse Racing Board is scheduled July 19 to consider a proposal that has been dormant for several months but which could provide an incentive to horse owners and jockeys -- advertisements on silks.

  • Congaree romped to a four-length win in Sunday&#39;s Swaps Stakes.

    Congaree Romps in Paceless Swaps

    Stonerside Stable's 3-year-old homebred Congaree earned his first grade I stakes victory in his third attempt, winning Sunday's paceless renewal of the $500,000 Swaps Stakes by four lengths at Hollywood Park.

  • Burning Roma Wins Haskell Prep at Monmouth

    Burning Roma continued his reign as the king of minor stakes races for 3-year-olds, defeating This Fleet Is Due by 1 1/4 lengths as the even-money favorite in Sunday's $100,000 Long Branch Breeders' Cup Stakes at Monmouth Park.

  • Geri's First Winner

    Millionaire Geri's first winner came out July 13 when Dekalv won at five furlongs in :58.64 at Louisiana Downs.

  • Riboletta Retired Again

    Champion and millionaire Riboletta, who was returned to racing in May after losing her Forestry foal this year because of mare reproductive loss syndrome, has been retired from racing because of a flare-up of an ankle injury.

  • $180,091 Pick Six Carryover for Sunday's Swaps Card

    No perfect tickets for Saturday's pick six at Hollywood Park generated a carryover of $180,091 for Sunday's pick six at the Southern California track. A $170,673 carryover heading into the July 8 Hollywood Park card resulted in a $227,613.40 payout for each $2 bet on the winning combination from a pool of $916,646.

  • Keeneland Sale On 'Net, TVG; bloodhorse.com Has Interactive Coverage

    The Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton Kentucky summer yearling sales will be broadcast live over the Internet. In addition, the TVG Network will have live coverage of the Keeneland sale and bloodhorse.com will have live interactive coverage with prices and buyes posted as each sale progresses.

  • Blood-Horse's 'Auction Edge' Debuts; Live Coverage Expanded

    The Blood-Horse, Inc., has introduced a new auction catalog supplement, <i>Auction Edge, </i> beginning with the Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton Kentucky summer yearling sales. In addition, bloodhorse.com has expanded its live, interactive, hip-by-hip Internet coverage to also include the FTK auction.

  • Blood-Horse's 'Auction Edge' Debuts; Live Coverage Expanded

    The Blood-Horse, Inc., has introduced a new auction catalog supplement, <i>Auction Edge, </i> beginning with the Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton Kentucky summer yearling sales. In addition, bloodhorse.com has expanded its live, interactive, hip-by-hip Internet coverage to also include the FTK auction.

  • Noverre Fails French Guineas Drug Test

    Noverre, who won the French 2,000 Guineas, has failed a subsequent drug test and is likely to be disqualified. The colt, owned by Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin, tested positive for the arthritis medication methylprednisolone.

  • Secret Status, winning the 2000 Kentucky Oaks.

    Secret Status Tops Delaware Handicap Nominees

    Secret Status, winner of the 2000 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), heads a long list of nominees to the July 22 $600,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares. The Del 'Cap will be run across 10 furlongs and headlines the Del 'Cap Festival that includes the grade III Kent Breeders' Cup and the grade III Delaware Oaks.