Articles posted December 29, 2008

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Shippers to Resume at Fair Grounds

While a barn in Fair Grounds' stable area remains under a Louisiana State Racing Commission quarantine, horses will again be allowed to ship in and race at the track beginning with the Dec. 31 card.

Travers Book on Paper's Top 10 List

Travers Book on Paper's Top 10 List

The Schenectady (New York) Gazette has selected a book about the Travers Stakes as one of its top 10 books of 2008. The newspaper's annual listing, released Dec, 28, included "The History and Art of 25 Travers" by Vic Zast, a regular contributor to The Blood-Horse and other publications.

Veterinarian/Trainer A.C. Colando Dead

Dr. A.C. Colando, who trained major winner Uncle Miltie in the early 1950s, died Dec. 27 in South Florida following a short illness.

Grand National Purse Increased Again

Great Britain's Aintree Racecourse announced Dec. 29 that for the second consecutive year, the purse for the John Smith's Grand National has increased by £100,000 to total £900,000 when the 4 1/2 mile steeplechase is contested April 4, 2009.

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