Articles posted November 16, 2005

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Hurricane Run Voted Cartier European Horse of the Year

Hurricane Run, whose five races this year included the Budweiser Irish Derby (Ire-I) and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), was named European Horse Of The Year at the 2005 Cartier Racing Awards, which were presented at the Four Seasons Hotel in London's West End Wednesday, Nov. 16.

With Stars Missing, 18 Enter De Francis Dash

Lacking a clear standout, Tiger Heart, runner-up in last month's Vosburgh (gr. I), is the 7-2 morning line favorite among 18 sprinters entered for Saturday's $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park.

Management Changes Announced at Vinery

Vinery general manager Bates Newton will step down Jan. 1. Newton has served as the nursery's general manager since Dr. Tom Simon purchased the farm near Lexington in September 1999.

Hill 'n' Dale to Sponsor Cigar Mile

The New York Racing Association announced Nov. 16 that Hill 'n' Dale Farm has become sponsor of Aqueduct's $350,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I). Formerly, the NYRA Mile, the 17th running of the Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile will be run on Saturday, Nov. 26.

Graded Winner Evil Minister to Margaux

Evil Minister, a graded stakes-winning son of Deputy Minister and a $500,000 Saratoga yearling, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Margaux Farm near Midway, Ky.

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