Here and There
Updated: Wednesday, December 20, 2000 6:41 PM
Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2000 5:09 PM
Live racing was canceled Wednesday at Suffolk Downs
due to unsafe track conditions. The decision was made to halt racing after the fifth race. Live racing is scheduled to resume Saturday at 12:45 p.m. ... Russell Baze
is four wins away from his eighth 400-win season. On Wednesday, he will have five chances to add to his current total of 396 wins this year. His most wins in one season to date were in 1995 when he notched 448 victories ... Gary Bush
has been named farm manager of WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky. Bush has been broodmare manager at Three Chimneys Farm for 15 years ... Eduardo Nunez
will be recognized Saturday at Calder Race Course as the track's Jockey of the Month. Nunez won three races on the Dec. 2 card and currently ranks fourth in the track's jockey standings ... On Sunday Mexico's Hipodromo de las Americas
concluded its first season under its current management. Standing Ovation won the track's richest race, the $41,000 Mexican Thoroughbred Handicap. After 118 days of racing, the track ended the season with nearly $170,000 in daily handle. At the beginning of the meet it was handling about $110,000. The 2001 season will open Feb. 2 ... Sam Houston Race Park
will celebrate New Year's Eve with 10 live races and a dinner package for $20.01 per person. For info call (281) 807-8760...A valid attempt to name foals of 1999
must be made by Feb. 1 to avoid a $50 late fee. The Jockey Club
is encouraging owners and breeders to submit names applications through its Jockey Club Interactive service on the Internet. The service
includes an online Names Book, and results can be retrieved within one or two business days. Owners and breeders can sign up for the service through the Jockey Club homepage at jockeyclub.com
or by calling The Jockey Club at (859) 224-2700 or (800) 444-8521. Otherwise, applications should be mailed to 821 Corporate Drive, Lexington, KY 40503-2794.
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