The Illinois Racing Board disqualified Indy Groove from her victory in the Sept. 3 Arlington Matron (gr. III) because the mare tested positive for naproxen, an anti-inflammatory (Class IV) that is prohibited on race day in the state. Tom Proctor, who trains the mare for Glen Hill Farm, was fined $1,000.
- By Tom LaMarra
Kentucky's new medication rules were approved Dec. 13 by the state General Assembly Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee.
Randy Wehrman, stakes coordinator at Turfway Park in Northern Kentucky, will serve as racing secretary at Colonial Downs in Virginia for the 2006 season.
Grade I winner High Fly, who recently was retired from racing because of a medial condylar fracture of his right front fetlock, will enter stud at Charlotte Weber's Live Oak Stud near Ocala, Fla.
Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort has canceled live racing for the evening of Dec. 13, the third consecutive day all or part of a program has been scrapped.
In 2005, Keeneland has given more than $1 million for charitable giving, research, and community support, officials announced Tuesday at its annual holiday luncheon.
Alkaased, who won the Nov. 27 Japan Cup (Jpn-I) in world-record time to end his career, will begin his stallion career at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Stud Stallion Complex in Japan for a fee of ¥2.5 million (approximately $20,700).
- By Tom Precious
New York officials need to act quickly to launch a major overhaul of racing laws to help jumpstart the state's $1.4-billion Thoroughbred racing industry, Friends of New York Racing concluded in its year-end report on the status of pari-mutuel horse racing in the state.
Society Selection, a multiple grade I-winning homebred for Irving and Marge Cowan, has been retired from racing for broodmare purposes.
Edmond and Sharon Hudon will relocate their stallions Surachai and Stage Colony to Doug Arnold's Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky.
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