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  • NTRA Hires Senior VP of Television, Sponsorship

    Chip Campbell, who has a background in sports marketing and sponsorship, has been named senior vice president of television and sponsorship for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association. He will begin Aug. 1 and be based at the NTRA's New York office.

  • Monarchos, who is not expected to return to competition this year.

    Monarchos Out For the Year

    John C. Oxley's Monarchos, winner of this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) who suffered a hairline fracture earlier this summer, will not race for the rest of the year.

  • Buster's Daydream Looks To Top Sanford

    Buster's Daydream has some serious momentum going into the Sanford Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course. But the going will get tough when he takes on five rivals, including Heavyweight Champ, Draw Play, and Proud Citizen, in Thursday's $100,000 Sanford.

  • Interacting With NYRA Chief Schwartz

    Barry K. Schwartz, chairman of the New York Racing Association, will participate in a Guest Forum tonight, Tuesday, July 24, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. (EDT).

  • Perhaps the mornings are the most memorable at historic Saratoga.

    Sensuous Saratoga: A Life-Enhancing Experience

    This season don't go to Saratoga for the races. Forget about winning a bundle or betting on a longshot. Go there to live your life better. Breathe in the comfort of tradition. See the splendor of summer. Find happiness. And begin to see the world differently.

  • Churchill Downs president Alex Waldrop: "I'm afraid what we're finding is that Kentucky is no longer at the forefront of racing."

    Officials: Kentucky Losing Too Much Ground

    During a Tuesday morning hearing one legislator called "an eye-opener," representatives from Kentucky's horse racing and breeding industry outlined its current status and the economic challenges it faces. And it wasn't a pretty picture.

  • Overbrook Farm stallion Editor's Note.

    First Winner for Editor's Note

    Classic winner Editor's Note gained his first winner from his 13th starter when Overbrook Farm's Short Note won a maiden claiming race Monday at Delaware Park.

  • Viewpoints at Keeneland

    Quotes from consignors, buyers, and sales company officials at the 2001 Keeneland July Selected Yearling sale

  • Shaping Opinion

    <i>By Mel Moser</i> -- Since the Triple Crown TV ratings were announced, everyone has been offering their opinion on what the ratings really mean. While the significant increases are welcome, they are only tangentially related to the real question.

  • Handicapping Tips

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- The NTRA said fan education is important, but it apparently has been put on the back burner.

  • Farish Resigns as Chairman of Churchill Downs

    Churchill Downs Inc. announced late Monday that, as expected, William S. Farish has resigned as chairman of the company to be the United States ambassador to Great Britain and Northern Ireland. President George W. Bush nominated Farish to the position in March.

  • Here and There

    Bits and pieces from around the Thoroughrbed industry.

  • Payson Stud To Sell Yearlings

    Add Payson Stud to the list of farms consigning yearlings to the upcoming Fasig-Tipton New York Select yearling sale at Saratoga, as well as the Keeneland September and the October Fasig-Tipton yearling sale.

  • Saratoga Calendar

    Saratoga Calendar: Listing of Events During the Spa Meet

  • Maryland Million Moves to Pimlico

    Because of the lingering uncertainty over the condition of the grandstand at Laurel Park, the Maryland Million will likely take place this year at Pimlico.

  • Macho Uno returns to the races Wednesday at Saratoga.

    Macho Uno's Return, Schuylerville Top Spa Opener

    The return to competition of 2000 champion 2-year-old Macho Uno and the grade II Schuylerville for juvenile fillies highlight Wednesday's opening-day card at historic Saratoga Racecourse in upstate New York.

  • California Legislation in Governor's Hands

    Major legislation that would authorize account wagering and unionization of backstretch workers cleared the California Assembly Friday on the heels of its passage in the Senate. It awaits the signature of Gov. Gray Davis.

  • West Nile Virus Found In Florida Horse

    Health officials in Florida have confirmed the first case of West Nile virus in a horse in the state, the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper reported on July 21. It also is the first case of the disease that has been reported in a horse in this country this year.

  • Saratoga Open House Benefits Non-Profits

    Saratoga's 21st annual open house, featuring the Newman E. Wait Trials, will be held Sunday, July 22, with all proceeds going to benefit local non-profit organizations.

  • David Flores (red cap) urges Janet to an upset victory over Tranquility Lake (right).

    Janet Upsets Tranquility Lake in Ramona

    Red Baron's Barn LLC's Janet utilized a ground-saving trip under jockey David Flores to earn a half-length win over 3-5 favorite Tranquility Lake in Saturday's $400,000 Ramona Handicap (gr. IT) at Del Mar.

  • Jockey Chris McCarron is unseated by favored Starrer at the start of Saturday&#39;s Coaching Club American Oaks.

    Tweedside Romps in CCA Oaks; Favorite Unseats Rider

    After 4-5 favorite Starrer unseated jockey Chris McCarron just after the start, 11-1 Tweedside went on to win Saturday's $350,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I), giving sire Thunder Gulch a sweep of Belmont Park's 1 1/2-mile main track stakes races for 3-year-olds. McCarron was uninjured in the mishap.

  • Zonk Upsets Delaware Oaks; Broken Vow Wins

    Longshot Zonk rallied from just off the pace to upset Saturday's $261,000 Delaware Oaks (gr. III) at odds of nearly 30-1 in the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-old fillies at Delaware Park. Earlier on the card, Broken Vow earned a one-length win in the $97,000 R.R.M. Carpenter Jr. Memorial Stakes and Amourette upset 21-10 favorite Aiglonne in the $154,500 Robert G. Dick Memorial Breeders' Cup Stakes.

  • Horse of the Year Tiznow, posted a sharp workout Friday.

    Tiznow Sharp in Latest Workout

    Tiznow clocked a sharp :48.60 for four furlongs Friday morning over Del Mar's main track in his preparation that trainer Jay Robbins hopes will lead to a run in the Del Mar Breeders' Cup Handicap at a mile on Sunday, September 2.

  • Jockey Mike Luzzi Out 6-8 Weeks

    According to agent Roger Sutton, jockey Mike Luzzi faces from six to eight weeks recovery from a broken left ankle he suffered in the gate prior to the start of the third race on July 15. Luzzi, who was released from North Shore Hospital earlier today, suffered the injury when his mount, Gold N Fancy, flipped in the gate.