Articles posted November 8, 2006

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Finance Manager Gets CHRB Director's Post

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Richard "Bon" Smith, a certified financial manager who served as chief of audits with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, has been named assistant executive director of the California Horse Racing Board.

Brilliant to End Campaign in Commonwealth

Mill House's Brilliant, whose season includes victories in Churchill Downs' Jefferson Cup (gr. IIT) and the Kent Breeders' Cup (gr. IIIT) at Delaware Park, will finish his year Saturday as the likely favorite in the second running of the $150,000-added Commonwealth Turf for 3-year-olds.

Invasor Settles in at Palm Meadows

Shadwell Stable's Invasor became the third consecutive Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) champion to be stabled at Palm Meadows when he arrived at the Boynton Beach training facility at noon Wednesday.

Chasing Eclipse, Thor's Echo to Run in Dash

Thor's Echo, who became just the second California-bred to win a Breeders' Cup race when he captured the 2006 TVG Sprint (gr. I) Saturday at Churchill Downs, is to remain in the East in quest of an Eclipse Award.

Lemons Forever Skips Keeneland Sale; Will Race Next Year

Lemons Forever, the longshot winner of this year's Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), was scheduled to be sold following her run in the Nov. 4 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I). But she never left her stall in the Churchill Downs barn of trainer and co-owner Dallas Stewart.

Racetrack VLT Referendum Fails in Ohio

For the third time in 16 years, Ohioans soundly rejected the expansion of gambling in Ohio, this time routing a racetrack-backed proposal to put video lottery terminals at seven tracks and two non-track locations in Cleveland.

Unwanted Horse Coalition Meets in Lexington

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The Unwanted Horse Coalition met officially for the first time under the auspices of the American Horse Council at the United States Equestrian Federation headquarters in Lexington Oct. 31.

Global Impact

In one swift, bold stroke coming off the turn for home, in the brief stitch of time that it took Frankie Dettori to swing her outside and set her down for her inexorable drive to victory in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), the dark bay mare who answers to the name of Ouija Board thus became the uncontested queen of the Breeders' Cup.

War Front Retired to Claiborne

War Front, a grade II sprint winner at Saratoga this year, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky.

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