Articles posted January 9, 2008

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TrueNicks for Keeneland's Day Four

Alan Porter discusses the short yearlings and carried foals that have the top-rated TrueNicks ratings and are entered in the fourth day of the Keeneland January sale.

Einstein Returns in GP Allowance

Einstein Returns in GP Allowance

Midnight Cry Stable's Einstein could not defy the laws of gravity in his last start, when he went down in a frightening spill in the Dixie Stakes (gr. II) at Pimlico on Preakness (gr. I) day, May 19. A mild injury from that spill cut short the 6-year-old's 2007 campaign, but he'll be back in a one-mile turf allowance feature at Gulfstream Park Jan. 11.

HRTV Application Still Undecided

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As of Jan. 9, HRTV was still not permitted to show races from Aqueduct. The New York State Racing and Wagering Board continues to assess HRTV's application to show video from Aqueduct.

Stakes Producer Nightstorm Dead

Stakes Producer Nightstorm Dead

Nightstorm, whose millionaire son Nobiz Like Shobiz ranks as one of the top runners from the 2004 crop, was euthanized Nov. 20 at age 13 after fracturing a leg in a paddock accident.

Australian Jockey George Moore Dead

Australian Jockey George Moore Dead

The American equivalent would have been Bill Shoemaker, or in more recent times Pat Day. That's the sort of lofty esteem that international jockey George Moore was held in. Australia's greatest rider, George "Cotton Fingers" Moore, died Jan. 8.

Proud Tower Too to Tommy Town

Proud Tower Too to Tommy Town

Proud Tower Too, a grade I sprint winner at Santa Anita, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Tom and Debi Stull's Tommy Town Thoroughbreds near Santa Ynez, Calif.

George Moore Dies at Age 84

George Moore Dies at Age 84

Jockey George Moore, who Australians would put in the same category as sports stars Bill Shoemaker and Tiger Woods, died Jan. 8 in a Sydney nursing home. Moore was 84.

The Making of a Trainer

The Making of a Trainer

Kellyn Goder is a skilled horseman, one of the few trainers who actually deserve that distinction. He is not famous, but that is about to change. Gorder is on the verge of a breakthrough.

Steroids Discussed in Washington

Steroids Discussed in Washington

An impending Congressional hearing on steroid use in Major League Baseball -- and the possibility the inquiry could expand to other sports -- has led the Thoroughbred racing industry to take preemptive action on Capitol Hill.

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