Articles posted October 14, 2003

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Shoemaker Tributes

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Bill Shoemaker will be honored with a memorial service next Tuesday at Santa Anita. Beyond obituaries, here are some writers' thoughts on his life and work.

Injury Knocks Honor in War Out of Mile

A sprained ankle has knocked 3rd Turn Racing Stable's Honor In War, winner of the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs and runner-up in the recent Shadwell Keeneland Turf Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland, out of consideration for the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I).

Smoke Glacken's Fee Rises to $25,000

Gainesway Farm stallion Smoke Glacken, whose son Smokume remained unbeaten after winning the Oct. 12 Cowdin Stakes at Belmont Park, will have his fee upped to $25,000 from $15,000.

Shoeless

By Ray Paulick -- Shoemaker served as a spiritual leader and confidant to a new generation of riders.

Failure Not An Option

By Scott Davis -- Remembering "Glenners" -- a writer of great skill and courage.

Shoemaker Memorial Set for Tuesday at Santa Anita

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A memorial for legendary jockey Bill Shoemaker will be held at Santa Anita Park on Tuesday, October 21, at 4 p.m. The Shoemaker family has invited the public to attend this tribute to the Hall of Fame rider who passed away Sunday morning at his home in nearby San Marino. He was 72 years old.

North Dakota Commission May See Changes

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State officials in North Dakota are calling for changes to the commission that oversees horse racing and a wagering business under investigation by state and federal authorities.

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