Articles posted January 8, 2005

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Slew's Final Answer Has Minaret Solution

Slew's Final Answer had the solution to a fast pace in Tampa Bay Downs' $60,000 Minaret Stakes on Saturday. She tracked the leaders and swept around the far turn to run down tiring front-runner Beautiful Honor and bold 100-1 long shot Diablosangeleyes for a convincing 3 ½-length win in the six-furlong dirt stakes for older fillies and mares.

Fencelineneighbor Scales Sloppy 'Gorgonio

Fencelineneighbor Scales Sloppy 'Gorgonio

Favored Fencelineneighbor claimed her first graded stakes win Saturday at sloppy Santa Anita Park, overcoming a slow break to lead at every call in the $150,000 San Gorgonio Handicap (gr. III), which was reduced to a five-horse field when heavy rain forced the race off of the turf course.

New Orleans Media Personality Diliberto Dies

New Orleans Media Personality Diliberto Dies

Bernard "Buddy" Diliberto, whose coverage of sports in New Orleans over the past five decades included the Fair Grounds, died Friday night of an apparent heart attack. He was 73.

Fermin Jumps Into First Day as CHRB Chief

Ingrid Fermin's first day as executive director of the California Horse Racing Board on Friday was an eventful one. Not only did the former steward have the Patrick Valenzuela controversy to deal with, but the e-mails and telephone calls went well into the night.

Lewis, TOC Donate to Winners Foundation

Recognizing the work Winners Foundation has done for members of the racing industry, the Thoroughbred Owners of California announced Jan. 7 that it has made a special $25,000 charitable contribution, which was immediately matched by former TOC chairman and director Bob Lewis.

Koch Named to TOC Board

Billy Koch was appointed by the Thoroughbred Owners of California at its Jan. 6 meeting to fill a vacant slot on its board.

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