Articles posted September 11, 2001

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Meadowlands Complex Used for Staging Area for Rescue Efforts

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On Tuesday, the Meadowlands Sports Complex, site of the Meadowlands Racetrack, Giants Stadium and Continental Airlines Arena, was converted into a staging area for rescue efforts for victims of the World Trade Center terrorist attack in nearby Manhattan.

Can't Last

By John McEvoy -- No doubt about it, Point Given was the kind of horse that made your heart leap up. So when his injury and subsequent retirement were announced Aug. 31, a great gloom descended on the sport that thought it had finally, at last, produced a star that would continue to thrill people. Wrong again.

A Worthy Cause

By Ray Paulick -- John Hettinger isn't alone in his effort to protect ex-racehorses from going to the slaughterhouse.

Racing Industry Reacts to 'Unprecedented Tragedy'

Thoroughbred racing and simulcasting at major locations in the United States shut down Tuesday due to the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. Many also planned to close Wednesday. The commissioner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association said it could take a while "to sort out the implications for the country, as well as our business."

Keeneland Tuesday Session Postponed Until Wednesday

Due to the plane attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, and reports of possible terrorist acts in Washington, D.C., the Keeneland Association postponed the Tuesday session of its September yearling sale until Wednesday. Given the international nature of the sale, Keeneland heightened security as a result of Tuesday morning's events.

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