Articles posted January 11, 2006

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Santa Anita to Unveil McCarron Sculpture

Jockey Chris McCarron will take his place among three other legendary riders at Santa Anita when a bust of his likeness is unveiled Saturday.

Hoosier's Brian Elmore New G.M. at Ellis Park

Brian Elmore, an administrator at Hoosier Park for the past 10 years, has been appointed vice president and general manager at Ellis Park, Churchill Downs announced Jan. 11.

Surface Woes Lead to Penn National Cancellations

Following the refusal of jockeys to ride the remainder of the live card after two races had been completed Jan. 7, Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Pa., announced Jan. 9 it would cancel live racing and training for this week while attempts are made to fix "inconsistent" portions of the racing surface.

Churchill Downs Launches Official Derby and Oaks Sites

Churchill Downs Launches Official Derby and Oaks Sites

Churchill Downs Incorporated today launched the official 2006 Kentucky Derby Web site (www.kentuckyderby.com) and the official site for the 2006 Kentucky Oaks (www.kentuckyoaks.com). The redesigned sites offer unparalleled coverage of the Kentucky Derby and its sister race, the Kentucky Oaks, as well as the prep seasons leading up to the historic races. The 132nd "Run for the Roses" takes place on May 6, 2006, while the 132nd running of the Kentucky Oaks will be held on May 5, 2006.

Other States Act to Combat Spread of Virus

As surrounding states took steps to protect their racetracks from Maryland horses that could be carriers of equine herpesvirus, officials and horsemen in Maryland dealt with the fallout.

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