Here and There...
Updated: Thursday, June 6, 2002 10:58 AM
Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2002 8:58 AM
Prairie Meadows jockey Robert Dean Williams
reached his 3,500-win milestone on Wednesday, June 5. The 47-year-old rode win number 3,499 in the evening opener, 44-1 shot Dig In Duggie. He reached the milestone in the evening's eighth race aboard Tsunami Girl, trained by Donnie Von Hemel...Jockeys Nick Santagata
and Rachel Lavoy
were taken to Monmouth Medical Center after falling from their mounts during the running of the second race at Monmouth Park on June 5. Lavoy is expected to miss four to six weeks after suffering a broken collar bone. Santagata came out of the incident without a serious injury...Dogwood Stable is accepting nominations for its annual Dogwood Dominion Award
for those who go beyond the call of duty in serving those in the horse racing or breeding communities. The winner receives $5,000 at a ceremony on July 31 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Nominations can be mailed to Mary Jane Howell, P.O. Box 1549, Aiken, SC 29802, faxed to (803) 642-2747, or submitted online at www.dogwoodstable.com. Due date for nominations is July 1...A total of 815 horses are still eligible for this year's Florida Stallion Stakes Series
. The first races are Aug. 10 at Calder Race Course....Mary Hartmann
was selected the Horseman of the Week at Monmouth Park after she saddled three winners last week...Equine nutritionist Dr. Stephen G. Jackson
will be the featured speaker at the graduation ceremonies for Taylor Made Farm
interns at the Springs Inn in Lexington, Ky. on Wednesday, June 12...Jockey Terry Houghton
rode his 3,000th career winner June 3 at Great Lakes Downs when he guided maiden Blossom Hills to victory.
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