Articles posted October 25, 2005

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Live Racing Up in the Air; Gulfstream Takes Horses

Restoration of power is the key to whether Calder Race Course can resume simulcast operations in time for the Oct. 29 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Belmont Park, and the South Florida racetrack's live racing schedule remains up in the air in the aftermath of Hurricane Wilma, which damaged a number of barns in the stable area.

Breeders' Cup 'Chase Gets Expanded Coverage

The 2005 Breeders' Cup Steeplechase (NSA-I), held Oct. 22 at the Far Hills in New Jersey, will be the subject of expanded television coverage in the United States and Great Britain this week.

HRTV Airs First Two Days of Keeneland Sale

HorseRacing TV will present live and uninterrupted coverage of the first two full days of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, the world's most prestigious sale of mares, foals and racing prospects.

Breeders' Cup Simulcast Show Offered Internet to Foreign Residents

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Tuesday that, for the first time, the official "Breeders' Cup Simulcast Show" -- the video sent to racetracks and other wagering facilities from the Breeders' Cup site -- will be available on the Internet live via streaming video on Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Day Saturday.

Breeder/Owner John H. Peace Dead

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John H. Peace, who raced homebred graded stakes winners West by West and Top Secret, died Oct. 22 at a hospital in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.

Texas Champion Native Annie Retired

Native Annie, a Texas homebred champion for Robert and Janice McNair's Stonerside Stable, has been retired from racing with a record of eight wins from 16 starts and earnings of $336,492.

Breeders' Cup Urges Policy on Rebate Shops

Breeders' Cup, faced with a potential decline in handle for this year's World Thoroughbred Championships given the absence of secondary pari-mutuel operators from its pools, is calling for the industry to expedite a policy on rebate shops.

Ride to Nowhere

By Ray Paulick - Wayne Gertmenian, the president and CEO of the Jockeys' Guild, is a bully who finally met his match in the halls of Congress.

An Artist and A Gentleman

By Jacqueline Duke - Like those of his spiritual ancestor Edward Troye, Reeves' painterly qualities and gentlemanly demeanor were intertwined.

Calder Sustains Damage from Hurricane Wilma

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Calder Race Course sustained damage Monday to its clubhouse facility and parts of its stable area as a result of Hurricane Wilma, which stormed across South Florida Oct. 24. 

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