Racing at Hoosier Park was canceled Wednesday night following the third race due to increasingly poor track conditions. An accident in the first race sent jockey Hector Rosario Jr. to the hospital.
Owner Robert D. Bone became the first owner in 66 years of racing at Hollywood Park to win four races on a single program Wednesday.
Ellis Park reopened its clubhouse for simulcast wagering on Wednesday for the first time since a tornado ripped through the Henderson, Ky. track in the early morning hours of Nov. 5.
Pat Day has retired from racing, but the man who booked the Hall of Fame jockey's mounts is still working the Churchill Downs backside each morning.
The Meadowlands and Monmouth Park will host a combined 280 racing dates in 2006.
Except for many of the faces, very little is "usual" about Fair Grounds' 134th season of Thoroughbred racing that opens Saturday.
Summer Scene, a half-sister to Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Stevie Wonderboy, brought a top price of $600,000 to top Wednesday's 10th session of the 2005 Keeneland November mixed sale.
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.
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.
Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) has committed more than $500,000 toward 12 new and continuing veterinary studies for horses in 2006.
High Yield will be relocated for the 2006 breeding season to John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington. His fee will be $7,500.
Beulah Park racetrack near Grove City, Ohio, cancelled its Thursday race card out of respect for the family of apprentice jockey Josh Radosevich, who died Wednesday in an accident during the third race.
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.
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.
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.
Tom Ivers, a prominent figure in the equine sports medicine field, died Nov. 13 from lymphoma cancer.
Eishin Masamune, an 11-year-old Japanese-bred son of Sunday Silence, will stand in 2006 for $15,000.
Millionaire Western Pride, along with Irish Road and The Name's Jimmy, will stand in 2006 at William Schettine's Signature Stallions near Ocala, Fla.
- By Tom Precious
New York state is threatening legal action against the New York Racing Association and the auction house planning to sell NYRA artwork because it claims it hasn't signed off on the sale of the equine art collection.
Wayne Shumate, who served as president of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, died Nov. 14 in a Lexington hospital.
The Fair Grounds meet at Harrah's Louisiana Downs will begin Nov. 19 with a $500,000 increase in purses.
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