Raise a Man, possibly the last son of Raise a Native at stud when he was pensioned earlier this year, died of natural causes July 22 at Dr. Jonathan Davis' Milfer Farm near Unadilla, N.Y.
Grade II winner Top Account, who has sired nine runners that have won or placed in stakes, has arrived for stallion duty at Buzz and Kathie King's Little King Ranch near George, Washington.
- By Ray Paulick
The Jockeys' Guild has reached a settlement in a pair of lawsuits filed by ousted Guild treasurer Eddie King and former Disabled Jockeys' Fund co-chairman Gary Donahue.
Brent King, who managed his family's King's Way Farm near Paris, Ky., died Nov. 20 at his home after an eight-year battle with cancer.
Bloodhorse.com has posted the written materials submitted by 12 of the 13 individuals who testified under oath before the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation on the subject of "Thoroughbred Horse Racing Jockeys and Workers: Examining On-Track Injury Insurance and Other Health and Welfare Issues."
Jockey Eddie King Jr. recorded his 2,000th career victory aboard Annies Fuse in the fifth race on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.
Jockey Robert King, Jr., who was injured in a walking ring incident at Woodbine on Sept. 21, will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2005 campaign after being diagnosed with a lacerated liver.
- By Ron Mitchell
Gary Donahue, who is a party to a lawsuit against The Jockeys' Guild, said Monday the organization has replaced him in his unpaid position as co-chairman of the Disabled Jockeys' Fund.
- By Tom LaMarra
The Jockeys' Guild began its annual meeting Dec. 6 with a call for solidarity -- even in the face of the dismissal of member Eddie King, who had sued the organization -- and a call for members not to talk to the press.
The management company that represents jockey Jerry Bailey sent a cease and desist letter to Jockeys' Guild president Dr. Wayne Gertmenian and Guild vice president Albert Fiss Nov. 19. The letter requested they stop accusing Bailey of having played a role in canceling insurance policies that benefited jockeys.
In a scenario reminiscent of the horse industry's heyday of the early 1980s, Japanese trainer Hideyuki Mori won a bidding duel with Irish agent Demi O'Byrne Tuesday to acquire a Storm Cat colt for $8 million at Keeneland's September yearling sale.
Yearlings sired by Storm Cat were in demand Thursday night during the third and final session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, New York. After gross and average price declines during the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions, numbers rose during the final session when compared with the same night one year ago.
The first reported foal sired by grade II winner Explicit is a colt foaled Jan. 12 at S.O.S. Farms near Bondurant, Iowa.
Two South Florida senators have filed a bill that would allow racetracks and jai-alai frontons to operate video lottery terminals. The machines could get serious consideration this year when legislators are faced with cutting $1 billion from the state budget.
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