Keyword: Gary Biszantz

  • Dr. Scott Palmer

    Panel: Equine Welfare Tied to Cultural Change

    Continued improvement in regard to equine health and welfare is closely tied to major cultural changes in horse racing, panelists suggested Aug. 12 at the Saratoga Institute on Racing & Gaming Law in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Tranquility Farm Downsizing, Moving North

    After 15 years of fighting to pay the bills, Priscilla Clark, president of Tranquility Farm, is in the process of downsizing her model horse retirement operation and relocating to Northern California.

  • Hip #265, colt; Flatter - Silence Please by Quiet American, brought $925,000 during the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.

    Flatter Colt Goes for $925,000 at OBS

    Trainer Bob Baffert said he felt like his son, Bode, in Toys "R" Us when client Kaleem Shah purchased a muscular Flatter colt for $925,000 early during the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale.

  • Clark to Receive TCA Industry Service Award

    Priscilla Clark, president of Tranquility Farm, will receive the Thoroughbred Charities of America Industry Service Award at the TCA Stallion Season and Art Auction at Keeneland Nov. 30.

  • TCA Adds New Board Members

    Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced the appointment of five new directors to its current board of directors: Antony Beck of Gainesway Farm, Jimmy Bell of Darley at Jonabell, Gary Biszantz of Cobra Farm, Nadia Sanan Briggs of Padua Stables, and Jack Wolf of Starlight Stables.

  • Bill Casner, new TOBA chairman.

    Casner to Take Over as Chairman of TOBA

    Bill Casner of WinStar Farm has been elected chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, replacing Cobra Farm's Gary Biszantz, who was first elected to a one-year term in 2001 and re-elected three successive years.

  • Stakes-winning Filly Fond Retired

    Fond, a two-time stakes winner at Aqueduct, has been retired from racing with a record of three wins from 11 races and earnings of $113,661.

  • Biszantz to Serve Fourth Term as Chairman of TOBA

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has re-elected Gary Biszantz as chairman of its board of trustees. It will mark the fourth term for Biszantz. The action was taken Aug. 13 during the organization's annual board meeting in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • TOBA Moves Forward With Task Force on Sales

    The task force that will look into issues related to Thoroughbred sales will be inclusive, have 16 to 20 members, and could be in place by the end of August, officials with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association said.

  • Breeders Honored; Call to Save 'Challenge' Issued

    Breeders from the United States and Canada were honored Sept. 5 during a luncheon that included a call for the industry to get behind efforts to restore the NTRA Great State Challenge to the racing calendar for 2004.

  • Influence Needed

    <i>By Gary Biszantz</i> -- It's time the owners begin to influence not only the sport of Thoroughbred racing, but the business of Thoroughbred racing as well.

  • Ifyouprefersilver Gets the Gold in Chou Croute

    Ifyouprefersilver rocketed from the gates and left the rest of the field in her wake, winning the $150,000 Chou Croute Handicap by more than nine lengths Saturday at Fair Grounds.

  • Laminitis claims Old Trieste.

    Old Trieste Euthanized

    Old Trieste, a graded stakes winner who earned $847,944, was euthanized Jan. 2 due to acute laminitis.

  • Owner-Driven Racing Series a Long-Haul Challenge

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association hopes to launch a for-profit, televised racing series with the assistance of Breeders' Cup and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, but much work remains to be done, officials said.

  • Round Table Call: More Horse Owners, Less Medication

    As the Thoroughbred industry embarks on a national campaign to encourage more investment in racehorses, the chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has issued a plea for uniformity in medication to help the sport in a number of areas.

  • Equine Genomics, Ownership Among Topics for the 50th Round Table

    Issues surrounding ownership, medication, equine genomics and the globalization of racing will be spotlighted when The Jockey Club's 50th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing convenes at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Aug. 18.

  • Cobra Horses Return to Southern California

    Gary Biszantz' Cobra Farm has sent seven horses back to Santa Anita with trainer Mike Puype. The owner-trainer tandem left Southern California earlier this year, relocating to Kentucky to be closer to Cobra's 200-acre operation there while undergoing a downsizing.

  • TARA Seeks 'Social Security System' for Horses

    Its ranks swelling as new groups form and apply for accreditation, the Thoroughbred Adoption and Retirement Associations is proposing a "social security system" for racing Thoroughbreds in the form of a registry that would recognize Thoroughbreds suited for a second career as sport or show horses.

  • Plans for State-Bred Cup Day Progress

    Plans for a national state-bred championship series tied to the Breeders' Cup moved forward Friday during a Breeders' Cup board of directors meeting in Lexington, officials said. If the program comes to fruition, it would be held the Friday before the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, perhaps next year.

  • Robbins, Biszantz Added to NTRA Drug Task Force

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that California-based equine practitioner Dr. Jack K. Robbins and Thoroughbred owner/breeder Gary Biszantz have been named to the NTRA's Racing Integrity and Drug Testing Task Force.