Here and There
Updated: Thursday, August 23, 2001 5:25 PM
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2001 3:51 PM
In response to suggestions from owners and trainers in the North East, Fasig-Tipton
has brought forward to Oct. 30 its horses of racing age sale at Belmont Park. Entries for the sale close Sept. 8. ...Laura Hillenbrand
and her book Seabiscuit
will be profiled in a lengthy feature on ABC's Good Morning America
show this Friday, Aug. 24. The interviewer is anchorwoman Dr. Nancy Sniderman. The book just completed its 24th week on the New York Times best seller list. It has been sold in ten languages thus far." "Good Morning America" starts at 7am EST, and runs until 9am ...Retama Park
in Selma, Texas, has registered a 20.5% gain in total handle through the first 11 days of its Thoroughbred meet. Total handle on the live product has averaged $1,122,704, up from $892,691 for the same period last year. On-track attendance is up 0.7%, and on-track handle is up 0.8% when compared with last year's numbers. For the first time, purses average more than $100,000 a day at Retama. ... "Women in Racing," written by the award-winning father-daughter duo of John and Julia McEvoy and published by Eclipse Press, has been released. To celebrate, Arlington Park in Illinois will host a book signing
Sept. 3 from noon to 1 p.m. In addition to the McEvoys, several of the women featured in the book, including top Chicago jockey Zoe Cadman, are scheduled to participate. ... The deadline for entries to the Scientific Atlanta Cup
, sponsored by the Thoroughbred Racing Associations, is Sept. 14. The Cup goes to the best simulcast telecast by a host site, and will be awarded during the International Simulcast Conference Oct. 15-17 in Louisville, Ky.
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