Here and There
Date Posted: 1/31/2002 11:01:56 AM
Last Updated: 2/1/2002 4:34:54 PM

ESPN's "SportsCenter" host Kenny Mayne returns for the third consecutive year as host for the Eclipse Awards. The 31st annual Eclipse Awards dinner will be held Feb. 18 at the Fontainebleau Hilton Resort in Miami Beach, Fla...Cat Strike is relocating from Southwest Stallion Station to Werner Ranch near Fredericksburg, Texas. The son of Storm Cat, whose first foals arrive this year, will stand for $2,500...West Point Thoroughbreds, a New Jersey-based company that puts together racing partnerships, has opened an office in New York City and hired Rich Cristiano as executive vice president to run the new branch. Cristiano's primary responsibilities will be marketing and client relations. West Point Thoroughbreds has about 30 horses in training...A fund to aid jockey Randy Romero with medical costs has been set up at National City Bank in Louisville. Contributions can be made to the Randy RomeroTransplant Fundat National City Bank, 12009 Shelbyville Rd., Louisville, KY, 40243...Fair Grounds Race Course will decrease its purse structure slightly beginning with races on Feb. 7, track officials announced. Purses will decrease between $1,000 and $2,000 per race, depending on race conditions. The change will not affect stakes races. The decrease is due to decline in the economy and poor weather on key racing days, which has included rain in the New Orleans area on six of nine weekends this season, as the primary reasons for the changes.

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