The AAEP Foundation, Inc. has donated $50,000 to aid Gulf Coast horses affected by Hurricane Katrina. Donations of $25,000 each have been made to the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association and the Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association.
After much debate and discussion, the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority approved the structure of a five-tier Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders' Incentive Fund Nov. 21. The program will reward breeders of Kentucky-breds that win in maiden special weight, allowance, and stakes company, both in-state and nationally.
Brent King, who managed his family's King's Way Farm near Paris, Ky., died Nov. 20 at his home after an eight-year battle with cancer.
Congressionalhonor, a graded stakes-winning half-brother to Horse of the Year contender Saint Liam, will enter stud at the Lyman family's Maui Meadow Farm near West Chester, Pa
Strive, a grade II stakes-placed son of Deputy Minister, has been bought by Patricia Youngman for stallion duty at her Pepper Oaks Farm near Santa Ynez, Calif.
The one session devoted to yearlings in Tattersalls' December sales produced records for gross revenue and average price.
Freefourinternet, a millionaire and multiple graded stakes winner, will enter stud at William Schettine's Signature Stallions near Ocala, Fla.
Double Honor, a graded stakes winner as a 2-year-old, will stand in 2006 at Manuel Andrade's Get Away Farms near Lowell, Fla.
Parents' Reward, a winning son of Mr. Prospector, will stand in 2006 at Louis Gurino's Lou-Roe Farms near Morriston, Fla.
Injured jockey Gary Birzer has filed a $10-million lawsuit against the Jockeys' Guild and two former officers stemming from his accident at Mountaineer Race Track in 2004, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Leon Reed, an assistant starter at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, died Saturday evening due to injuries suffered as the result of an accident that occurred while he loaded a horse into the starting gate for the fifth race earlier that day.
Jockey John Velazquez attained the highest mark in yearly purses ever won by a North American-based jockey with his third-place finish aboard India in the $105,200 Valley Stream Stakes Sunday at Aqueduct. Through Nov. 20, last year's Eclipse Award-winning jockey has $23,355,830 in purse earnings.
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