Keyword: Davis

  • Saarland Pensioned

    Ten-year-old Saarland, a grade II winner as a homebred for Cynthia Phipps, has been pensioned from stallion duty because of fertility problems.

  • NTRA to Host Equine Tax Seminar

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association will host an equine tax seminar at Keeneland near Lexington April 7. Opportunities created by changes in the tax code will be the focus.

  • Grade I winner Golden Missile has arrived at Dr. Jonathan Davis' Milfer Farm.

    Golden Missile to Milfer in New York

    Grade I winner Golden Missile has arrived at Dr. Jonathan Davis' Milfer Farm near Unadilla, N.Y., where he will stand for $7,500 live foal.

  • Raise A Man

    New York Stallion Raise a Man Dead at 30

    Raise a Man, possibly the last son of Raise a Native at stud when he was pensioned earlier this year, died of natural causes July 22 at Dr. Jonathan Davis' Milfer Farm near Unadilla, N.Y.

  • Calder Confirms EHV Virus

    Following the confirmed case of Equine Herpes Virus Type I in a horse that had been stabled at Calder earlier this month, the Miami track has taken action to avoid the spread of the potentially lethal airborne virus.

  • Sis City has been retired.

    Grade I winner Sis City Retired

    Grade I winner Sis City has been retired from racing for broodmare purposes at Robert and Janice McNair's Stonerside Stable near Paris, Ky.

  • Phone Trick, at Milfer Farm in 2001.

    New York Stallion Phone Trick Dead

    Phone Trick, sire of champions and Breeders' Cup winners Favorite Trick and Phone Chatter, died Oct. 10 of natural causes. The 23-year-old son of Clever Trick stood at Dr. Jonathan Davis' Milfer Farm near Unadilla, N.Y

  • Study Shows Cold Air Can Induce Airway Obstruction

    Researchers at Oklahoma State University recently completed a study on airway cooling and mucosal injury during cold weather exercise. Using the Thoroughbred racehorse as a model, scientists found that even cantering in subfreezing temperatures can induce airway obstruction.

  • Precautions Taken to Prevent Strangles Spread

    Though cases of strangles at Palm Meadows Training Center in South Florida appear to have been confined, the five positive tests for the equine bacterial infection set in motion a chain of events up and down the East Coast.

  • In South Florida, a Tale of Two Tracks

    Calder Race Course and Gulfstream Park are just eight miles away, both straddling the Miami-Dade/Broward County line in South Florida. But following the results of the March 8 municipal elections, the tracks may soon be entirely different.

  • Emotions, Cash Fly as Florida Slots Vote Nears

    Emotions and cash are flying in the final weeks before a March 8 vote to permit slot machines at pari-mutuel facilities, including Gulfstream Park and Calder Race Course, in Miami-Dade and Broward counties in south Florida.

  • First VLT Election in Florida Set for March

    The Broward County (Florida) Commission voted Tuesday to approve a plan allowing voters to decide whether to allow video lottery terminals at the county's four pari-mutuel facilities, although a number of details are still undetermined.

  • Panel Stresses Benefits of Racing to Regulators

    Despite divergent agendas, a blue ribbon panel from the Thoroughbred industry spoke to state lawmakers at the annual meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States in Duck Key, Fla., Jan. 15.

  • Gulfstream Park to Test for 'Milkshakes'

    Following in the footsteps of sister track Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park announced that it expects to implement testing horses for "milkshaking," the force feeding of an alkalizing solution that typically contains bicarbonate, some time during its 2005 meet.

  • Tote Protocol, Signal Pricing Debated at Conference

    One day after the first public presentation of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Wagering System Task Force report, two issues central to the report--wagering systems and signal pricing--were discussed in depth Sept. 21 on day two of the International Simulcast Conference in Miami Beach, Fla.

  • Wagering Task Force Report Gets Public Airing

    A mixed reaction greeted the first public presentation of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Wagering System Task Force report Sept. 20, first day of the International Simulcast Conference in Miami Beach, Fla.

  • Gulfstream Ponders Florida Derby Date Switch

    In a move that could have significant implications for the slate of Triple Crown prep races, Gulfstream Park may revamp its schedule of 3-year-old stakes and delay by three weeks the 2005 Florida Derby (gr. I).

  • Day, With Anticipation Third in Gulf Return

    Veterans Pat Day and the 9-year-old gelding With Anticipation were back in tandem for their 2004 debut at Gulfstream Park on Thursday afternoon, and although they didn't reach the winner's circle, it was a successful return.

  • Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Funny Cide, with Jose Santos aboard, runs to an easy victory in his 2004 debut, Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

    Funny Cide Easy Allowance Winner in 2004 Debut

    Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Funny Cide made an auspicious return to the races at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 11, drawing off for an impressive five-length win over American Style in a seven-furlong money allowance race.

  • Mixed Signals During Early Part of Gulfstream Meet

    Though it is early, with just four racing days in the books, Gulfstream Park's 2004 meet has thus far sent mixed signals. Although on-track performance has shown increases in attendance and wagering, the all-sources handle has shown a drop of nearly 19%.

  • Failure Not An Option

    <i>By Scott Davis</i> -- Remembering "Glenners" -- a writer of great skill and courage.

  • Chris Harn, awaits sentencing in B.C. Ultra Pick 6 scandal.

    Sentencing of Ultra Pick 6 Conspirator Delayed

    Sentencing for all three former Drexel University fraternity brothers convicted in the Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 scandal will take place March 11 in United States District Court in the Southern District of New York.

  • Investors Group Makes Offer for Louisiana Downs

    A group of six to seven investors from Texas and Louisiana has issued a letter of intent to buy the 27-year-old Louisiana Downs. A state license issued in March that allows the racetrack to run 15,000 square-feet of slot machines significantly increased its value. If the deal closes, the investors intend to spend more than $90 million on renovations.

  • Cal. Breeding Tax Break Goes to Governor

    A bill that would exempt Thoroughbred breeding stock from California sales and use taxes has passed both houses of the state legislature and has gone to Gov. Gray Davis for signing.

  • Percy Hope, en route to winning the Lone Star Derby.

    Percy Hope Works, Preakness 'a Go'

    Percy Hope worked four furlongs in :47 2/5 for trainer Tony Reinstedler at Pimlico Sunday. After the work, Reinstedler said "it's a go" for the Lone Star Derby winner to race in the Preakness.