Here and There...
Apprentice Jeremy Rose
posted his 300th victory of 2001 when he took the sixth race at Laurel Park on Wednesday with Flamingo Phil. Rose, 22, ranks sixth in the overall North American jockey standings for the year... Calder Racecourse president Ken Dunn
will present a check for $20,000 Saturday to Robin Cleary Paralysis Research Fund for the Miami Project.
The fund is named after Robin Cleary, an assistant trainer left paralyzed by an accident that occurred while breezing a horse in 1996. Last year, Cleary raised $160,000 for the Miami Project's scientific research efforts. Cleary, along with Marc Buoniconti of the Miami Project, will receive the check from Dunn in a winner's circle ceremony Saturday... Charles Kimzey (Kim) Brazzel
, a sports writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
and a correspondent for The Blood-Horse
, died Sunday in a traffic accident on U.S. Highway 270 in Montgomery County, Arkansas. According to the Associated Press, Brazzel's pickup truck ran off the road and hit a tree. He was 50. Brazzel, was a fixture at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and was a regular at the Kentucky Derby. "Kim was one of the most knowledgeable Thoroughbred racing writers in the country," Democrat-Gazette
sports editor Wally Hall told the AP. "And he knew how to bet. If he came through the press box snapping his fingers, everyone followed him to the windows."