Articles posted November 24, 2003

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Deere Sponsors Hollywood Turf Festival, Hollywood Derby

John Deere, title sponsor of the $2 million John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) and the John Deere Turf Division of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, will be the presenting sponsor of the Hollywood Turf Festival, to be held Nov. 28-30 at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif. John Deere will also be the presenting sponsor for the grade I, $600,000 Hollywood Derby, to be run Sunday, Nov. 30.

Scholarship Established to Honor Hirsch

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Daily Racing Form announced Monday the creation of the Joe Hirsch Scholarship, named after the legendary DRF columnist who will retire later this month after 55 years of covering Thoroughbred racing.

Trainers Petition for Detention Barn in Southern California

Trainers Petition for Detention Barn in Southern California

Southern California-based trainers will ask the California Horse Racing Board to establish a detention barn for "in-today" horses. For the past month, trainers have circulated a petition for the detention barn, which supporters say is needed to combat an uneven playing field caused by horsemen who are allegedly using illegal and untested-for medications to enhance the performance of their horses.

Nathan Scherr, Raced Preakness Winner Aloma's Ruler, Dead

Nathan "Red" Scherr, a Baltimore builder who won the 1982 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) with Aloma's Ruler, died Nov. 21 of Parkinson's disease at Cherrywood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Reisterstown. Md.

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