Articles posted February 6, 2006

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SF Mile Boosted to $400,000 for Golden Gate Meet

The $400,000 San Francisco Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IIT), the richest race in Northern California, is one of eight six-figure stakes that Golden Gate Fields has scheduled for its 2006 spring meeting. The 65-day season begins Wednesday.

Dwayne Yuzik Named Portland Meadows GM

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Dwayne Yuzik has assumed the responsibilities of general manager of Oregon's Portland Meadows Racetrack as of Feb. 1, the Magna Entertainment-owned track announced Monday.

Stevie Wonderboy Suffers Condylar Fracture

Stevie Wonderboy, champion 2-year-old male and winner of the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), suffered a condylar fracture of the right front leg during a workout Monday morning and has been knocked off the Triple Crown trail, trainer Doug O'Neill said.

Moonshell's Dam, Moon Cactus, Dead

Moon Cactus, whose classic-winning daughter Moonshell died from hemorrhaging in January at Woodpark Stud in Ireland, died a day after foaling a Singspiel colt Feb. 5.

Six-Time Tampa Champ Suspended for 'Milkshakes'

Trainer Don Rice, who has topped the Tampa Bay Downs trainer standings six times, has been suspended 30 days and denied access to the grounds of the Florida racetrack for the same period because two of his horses tested positive for "milkshakes" in the past week.

Henny Hughes Resumes Training in Dubai

Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. 1) runner-up Henny Hughes has resumed training in Dubai but has missed so much time following his travel from the United States that it is not clear when he will return to racing.

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