Hawthorne cancelled racing on Wednesday Dec. 13, due to unfavorable weather conditions. Chicago was socked by a major snow storm on Monday. Track officials said they expect racing to resume Thursday, weather permitting... Expecting, a half-sister to grade I winner Hookedonthefeelin, was purchased by Gainesway Farm for $87,000 to top Monday's Fasig-Tipton Kentucky December mixed sale. The sale topping 3-year-old daughter of Carnivalay was victorious in both of starts as a 2-year-old and was sold by Country Life Farm as a broodmare prospect. FTK reported 197 horses sold for $1,182,400, with the $6,002 average representing a decline of 34.7% from the $9,200 average in 1999 when 215 horses grossed $1,977,900... The deadline for lifetime nomination of Maryland-bred foals to the Maryland Million is Dec. 31. The nomination fee is $250 for weanling foals of 2000 and $600 for yearlings of 2000 who were not previously nominated during their weanling year. While weanlings and yearlings can be nominated for life, stallions must be nominated annually prior to each breeding season for the foals conceived during that season to be eligible for the Maryland Million. The deadline for stallion nominations, at a cost equivalent to the 2001 advertised fee ($500 minimum) is also Dec. 31. (More, Maryland Million)...Don Little, Jr., president of Centennial Farms Management Company, will be available Wednesday at to discuss a wide range of topics as part of the Guest Moderator Series at Letitride.com.Among the topics Little will discuss are the advantages of partnerships, the outlook of their current stable, and interaction with trainers Centennial Farms, which specializes in putting together racing and breeding partnerships, currently is campaigning King Cugat and Mass Market. Past horses owned have been 1993 Belmont Stakes winner Colonial Affair, Rubiano and Lil's Lad. Little will answer questions Wednesday, beginning at 6:00 p.m. (EST). Visitors may post their comments and questions up to 10 minutes before the scheduled appearance at Let It Ride.com at http://letitride.com. (Letitride Forums)

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