Articles posted December 12, 2001

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Seabiscuit Author Wins Big Sport of Turfdom Award

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Laura Hillenbrand, who authored the widely acclaimed best-seller "Seabiscuit: An American Legend," has been named the 2001 winner of the Big Sport of Turfdom award, it was announced Wednesday by Bob Curran Jr., the president of the Turf Publicists of America.

Officer Could be the Overlay of the Year in Futurity

He was 75 cents to the dollar in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, and could be as high as 3-1 in the Hollywood Futurity. A victory by Officer on Saturday would no doubt make him a major candidate for Overlay of the Year. Although it will be no easy task knocking off Siphonic, Officer still looks to be one of the most appetizing propositions we've seen in a while.

Ice Point and Second Reality Top Pellegrini Field

While Argentina finds itself in a political and economic crisis, its racing industry, which sees itself seriously affected by the general situation, awaits to close the year with a bang this next Saturday at Hipodromo San Isidro with the running of the 113th edition of the Gran Premio Internacional Carlos Pellegrini (Arg-I), over the turf course at the distance of 2400 meters .

Horsemen: Deal Struck on Jersey Racing Dates

After more than a week of meetings, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority and the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association have reached a compromise on 2002 racing dates, a horsemen's representative said Tuesday.

Report: Man Charged in Camac's Death Threatens Suicide

The man accused of killing trainer Bob Camac and his wife at their Salem County, N. J. farm last Thursday was being evaluated as to whether he should be transferred from the county jail to a mental health facility after authorities said he was threatening to kill himself, it was reported Tuesday by Today's Sunbeam, a local newspaper.

Breeders' Cup Official Receives Derby Award

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Pam Blatz-Murff, senior vice president of Breeders' Cup operations for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, received the prestigious Derby Award for Services to International Racing at a luncheon Monday at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

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