New York's top racing regulator said court action is still being considered as a result of the New York Racing Association's plans to auction off 19 pieces of artwork without first getting state approval.
Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (gr. I) winner Pampered Princess, once-beaten Indian Vale and Chilukki (gr. II) winner Bending Strings head a field of 12 fillies and mares entered for Thursday's 90th running of the $300,000-added Falls City Handicap (gr. II), the main course on the Thanksgiving Day holiday racing menu at Churchill Downs.
Turfway Park will get a more accurate indication of how its synthetic Polytrack will play during four months of fall and winter racing that begins Nov. 27, opening day of the holiday meet.
Supremo, a grade II winner by Gone West, will be relocated to Dennis Strohkirch's Benz Lake Farm near Stillwater, Minn., from Rockin' River Ranch in Iowa.
Keeneland has cataloged a record 2,508 horses for its 2006 January horses of all ages sale.
Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 277 head for the Texas mixed sale at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas on Dec. 11.
A dream came true Nov. 21 for Remington Park officials and Oklahoma horsemen. Shortly before 1 p.m., the track opened the doors of its new $35-million slot-machine casino.
Fans of Churchill Downs can now obtain information about the home of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), its special events, and racing program by downloading podcasts containing that information from the Internet and then listening to those audio files when and where they choose.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick - On Nov. 16, one day before a congressional subcommittee looked into the possible need for legislation to improve health insurance and safety issues for jockeys, the full U.S. House of Representatives said "no" to the creation of a federal commission to oversee professional boxing.
- By Tom LaMarra
By Tom LaMarra - Safe Place was a big, lumbering gelding who, after seven starts, was still learning the ropes. He had broken his maiden in his second start, but then registered several frustrating near-misses.
Latin Reign, a group II-placed son of El Gran Senor, will stand at Factory Outlet Ranch near Veedersburg, Ind.
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