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Baird Remembered at Mountaineer

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The life and accomplishments of Dale Baird, the all-time leading trainer by wins, were remembered in a "Celebration of Life" gathering at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort Jan. 14.

Commentary: Hall of a Career

By - Dan Liebman - I never met Dale Baird. In fact, I never even saw one of his horses win in person. But in 2005 I voted for him to gain inclusion in racing's Hall of Fame.

Commentary: More than All Right

By - David Mullins - The word "legend" is used frequently these days to describe people. Some might say the term is overused. But when one calls Dale Baird a legend, the term is apt and fitting.

Comic Strip Filly Tops Barretts Sale

Legend Lucy, a 2-year-old daughter of Comic Strip whose third dam produced Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Larry the Legend, was purchased by Tom Acker and Bob Toomajian for $67,000 to top Tuesday's sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale at Barretts Equine.

Hall of Fame Releases 2005 Nominees; New Procedures Used

Ten horses, five jockeys, and five trainers have been nominated for the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame, museum president John von Stade announced Monday. The slate of nominees is the first presented under the revised procedures of Thoroughbred racing's official national Hall of Fame.

That's Show Biz

By Evan Hammonds -- A pat on the back goes to all involved at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association for putting together a smooth and slick presentation of the 34th Eclipse Awards Jan. 24. A special nod should be given to Debbie Blair, the event coordinator and vice president of customer service at NTRA/Breeders' Cup.

Winning Counts

By Dan Arrigo -- When I became involved in Thoroughbred racing in the 1950s, it was a sport of numbers. Now, it seems to be more of a business of numbers than a sport, but most racing fans still spend more time looking at the figures on a tote board--or on TVG--than they do admiring colorful silks or counting horse's legs in the post parade.

At Last! Leatherbury Wins 6,000th Race

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History was made Saturday at Timonium when trainer King Leatherbury became only the third conditioner to saddle 6,000 winners as Cherokee Sunrise captured the seventh race on opening day of the state fair meet.

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