Articles posted December 15, 2004

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Jockey Santana Recovers From Spiders Bite

What started out as simple spiders bite on the inside of his lower left leg turned into a life-threatening situation for Jozbin Santana. But after nearly a month of battling, the 25-year old rider has returned to race at Pimlico.

Humaita the One to Beat in La Prevoyante

Andreas Jacobs' Humaita, a three-time stakes winner this year, looks to cap off 2004 as the 119-pound highweight in the La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIT) at Calder Saturday. The La Prevoyante, which goes at approximately 3:58 p.m., is the first of four stakes on the "Grand Slam II" card at the south Florida track.

Sellers Makes Retirement Official

Standing in the lobby of his lawyer's downtown Louisville, Ky., office building, jockey Shane Sellers announced Dec. 15 he has officially retired from racing.

A Full Dozen Vie in Fred W. Hooper

A field of 12 has been drawn to face the starter Saturday in the 1 1/8-mile Fred W. Hooper Handicap (gr. III) at Calder Race Course. Headed by co-highweights A Huevo and Super Frolic, the race is the 12th on the "Grand Slam II" card featuring four stakes and $600,000 in purses.

Silent Witness Dam In Foal To Lonhro

The mother of the world's best sprinter Silent Witness (El Moxie--Jade Tiara, by Bureaucracy) is in foal to one of the greatest racehorses Australia has ever produced in Lonhro.

Horsemen's Group Critical of Delays With Laurel Project

As tensions escalated between leaders of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and the chairman of the Maryland Racing Commission, executives of the Maryland Jockey Club said Tuesday that the rebuilding of the Laurel Park dirt track was nearly complete.

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