Here and There
Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2001 11:32 AM
Posted: Monday, July 16, 2001 4:51 PM
was appointed the Curator of Collections at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. Fisher formerly served as Curator at the Chapman Historical Museum in Glens Falls, N.Y., and at Historic Cherry Hill in Albany,N.Y. ....River Downs
in conjunction with the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association will salute Women In Racing on Saturday, July 28 at the track. That is the date of the $100,000 Queen City Oaks and a subsequent "Matchmaker Day." Female owners, trainers, and breeders will be onhand to sign autographs throughout the day ...William Greely
and Howard Battle
will be joint honorees at the Thoroughbred Club of America's Annual Testimonial. The 70th testimonal dinner is scheduled for Oct. 21 at Keeneland Race Course. Greely was president of Keeneland from 1986-2000. Battle continues to serve as racing secretary at Keeneland, a post he has held since 1973. ... The Racing Art Collection of Charles H. Thieriot
will be one of the two special exhibits at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame this summer. The exhibition opens July 22 and features seven extraordinary British racing paintings by three important nineteenth century artists--John Ferneley Sr., John Frederick Herring, Sr., and James Pollard--who documented races held at Liverpool, Doncaster, and Chester between 1828 and 1840...John Henry
, one of the most successful and well-known handicap horses of the last 20 years, now has his own book. "The Little Horse That Could" is the subject of Eclipse Press' latest in the Thoroughbred Legends series. Written by Steve Haskin, the book chronicles the gelding's racing career through his retirement to the Kentucky Horse Park, where he still lives.
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