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John W. Greathouse Jr. - The jockeys at Churchill Downs and Hoosier Park who recently chose to sit out the meet over insurance issues have made a grievous mistake. And don't think for one second that the trainers and owners will soon forget what these riders did.

Big Four Weekend at Churchill Downs Packed with Talent

The $1.2 million "Big Four Weekend" stakes races at Churchill Downs Nov. 25-27 have attracted an outstanding group of nominees that includes Perfect Drift and Colonial Colony, the last two winners of Churchill Downs' Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I); 2002 "Horse of the Year" Azeri; and some of the most promising 2-year-olds in racing.

Smarty Jones Oil Painting Donated to TCA Auction

"Smarty Jones Winning the Preakness 2004", an original oil painting, has been donated by artist Shawn Faust to the Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season and Art Auction at Candyland Farm, which will be simulcast live to Lexington's Cross Gate Gallery Dec. 4.

Database Rights Ruling Hinders BHB Plan

The British Horseracing Board's future funding strategy was thrown into disarray when the European Court of Justice Nov. 9 ruled in favor of bookmaker William Hill's challenge over database rights.

Broadway View Barely in Commonwealth Turf

Broadway View Barely in Commonwealth Turf

Broadway View, ridden by John McKee, rallied from last on the far turn and then withstood the hard-charging America Alive by a bare nose in the first running of the $171,150 Commonwealth Turf for 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs.

Yonaguska Weanling Tops Sunday Keeneland Session

Yonaguska Weanling Tops Sunday Keeneland Session

A weanling colt sired by Yonaguska was purchased by Bloodstock Services for $210,000 as the top price during Sunday's session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, which showed solid gains over the comparable session one year ago.

Still Plenty of Steam in Keeneland November Sale

Still Plenty of Steam in Keeneland November Sale

As the high-powered Keeneland November breeding stock sale moved into the fourth of seven books Sunday, the market for breeding stock and weanling prospects showed it still has plenty of steam. Seventeen lots in the session brought final bids in the six-figure range, led by a pair of $200,000 broodmares and a $210,000 weanling.

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