Jockey Alex Solis is among seven athletes to be honored at the 15th annual Sports Legends Awards, presented by the Paralysis Project of America at a ceremony to be held Feb. 25 at the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles.
- By Ron Mitchell
A 90-day emergency regulation governing infractions of Kentucky equine medication rules expired Feb. 15 and the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority reverted back to the old rules that were previously in place.
- By Tom LaMarra
Two Democrats who received financial support from members of the state's horse industry were elected Feb. 14 to seats in the Kentucky Senate and House of Representatives, but officials indicated the result is just a small step on a long road to lining up supporters in the state capital.
James T. Weatherly, who rode at Evangeline Downs, died Feb. 2 at a hospital in Breaux Bridge, La.
C. Gibson Downing, owner of Winfield Stud, appointed Paul Leon Patrick McEntee manager of the farm, which is located near Lexington.
- By Tom LaMarra
The Association of Racing Commissioners International is circulating a draft overhaul of model rules governing wagering that would require, among other things, validation of all wagers by the host racetrack and transparency of all wagering activity to regulators.
TVG is expanding its live coverage from Japan in 2006 in partnership with Emerald Downs, and will air 14 programs, beginning Feb. 18 and concluding with the presentation of the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) Nov. 25.
Stanley Jones, who raced and trained both Thoroughbreds and Show Horses, died Feb. 10.
The weekly show HorseTales, hosted by Ercel Ellis, is now available via podcast.
Russian Rhythm, an English champion for David and Patricia Thompson's Cheveley Park Stud, produced her first foal, a Pivotal filly, Feb. 9 at the Newmarket, England, farm.
The Australian annual "Summer of Selling" continued on Tuesday with the yearling caravan moving to Perth in Western Australia.
A member of the United States House of Representatives plans to reintroduce legislation that would make Internet gambling illegal.
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