Articles posted December 21, 2006

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

10th Jockey Ruled Off By Tracks This Month

Alex Beitia became the 10th jockey known to be denied access to a U.S. racetrack this month when Philadelphia Park officials cited an ongoing investigation and barred him from working there for an indefinite period.

Smalltown Slew Lukewarm Choice in Bonapaw

Steve Mongerson's Smalltown Slew, a close second in the opening day Thanksgiving Handicap, is the tepid 7-2 morning line choice over a full field for the inaugural running of the $75,000 Bonapaw Stakes Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course.

Collins Named to Board of Three Chimneys

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Three Chimneys owner Robert N. Clay announced Dec. 21 that International bloodstock adviser Lincoln Collins has been named to the board of Three Chimneys, effective Jan. 1.

Dodwell, Hayes to be Honored by Texas Thoroughbred Association

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Ed Dodwell, owner of the Texas-based Diamond D Ranch training centers, and Dr. Katie Hayes, an equine veterinarian from Denison, Texas, will be honored by the Texas Thoroughbred Association at its annual conference and awards banquet Jan. 19-20 at the Doubletree Hotel in Austin.

Runway Rosie Hopes to Soar in Starlet

Runway Rosie goes for her third successive victory with the services of the country's leading money-winning jockey in Garrett Gomez when she faces her toughest career test in Sunday's $459,250 Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) at Hollywood Park.

Central Kentucky Horseman West Dead

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Dr. R. Smiser West, owner of Waterford Farm near Midway, Ky., with his wife, Kathryn, died the afternoon of Dec. 20 at Samaritan Hospital in Lexington. West, who was in his mid-90s, had spent the last week at the hospital.

Keeneland Seeks to Protect Sale Horses from EHV-1

Because of the recent equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak in Florida, Keeneland officials have issued additional requirements that must be met before horses enter the sale grounds for the January horses of all ages auction.

Record Crowd Attends BGFC Party

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A record crowd attended the third annual Blue Grass Farms Chaplaincy Christmas Party hosted by the BGFC Ladies Guild Dec. 19.

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