A full field of 12 is scheduled to compete in Saturday's Holiday Inaugural Stakes, the first stakes event of the "winter" season in Kentucky. Turfway kicked off its Holiday Meet Nov. 25, and will race straight through to early April.
Two-time Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Tiznow, who will stand his first season at stud next year, has had his stud fee set at $30,000 live foal, payable Sept. 1.
Four jockeys and the chief executive of a California management firm running the Jockeys' Guild will remain part of a wrongful termination and slander suit filed by former Guild national manager, John Giovanni. A Fayette County circuit court judge on Friday asked attorneys on both sides to finish their depositions in the case and readdress the motion to dismiss later with more refined arguments.
- By Tom LaMarra
The Slipton Fell Handicap is worth $75,000? C'mon. You're joking. Not! That race, which recognizes one of the more cleverly-named horses that campaigned at Waterford Park in the 1960s, is only one of 28 stakes that will be worth a minimum of $75,000 next year at Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort.
Rich Meadow Stable and Alan Burkhard's 4-year-old Slew Valley is likely to invade Calder from Maryland for a return to competition in the $100,000 Tropical Park Turf Handicap (gr. III) next Saturday (Dec. 8).
George Harrison, "the quiet Beatle" who died Thursday as a result of cancer at age 58, will be remembered Sunday at Hawthorne Racecourse.
Excerpt for week of Dec. 1.
Excerpt for week of Dec. 1.
A full sister to classic winner Galileo sold for 1.1 million guineas ($1,648,300) to John Magnier Friday at Tattersalls December foal sale.
Louis Quatorze, who was scheduled to stand the 2002 season for $10,000, has had his fee boosted to $15,000.
Call Now, the parent company of Retama Park, announced today the retirement of chairman and chief executive officer William Allen and president Robert Buffkin. The new president and CEO is Thomas Johnson and Christopher Hall will replace Buffkin on the board. At Delaware Park, Sam Abbey has been appointed racing secretary and vice president of finance John Rooney announced he will retire.
Shigeo Yoshida, a cousin of prominent Japanese breeder Zenya Yoshida and the operator of Yoshida Stud Farm, died Thursday after a lengthy illness. He was 65.
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