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Inside Track: Pollard's Visions

Inside Track: Pollard's Visions

He may have been cocky and charismatic, but to Norah Pollard her father was even more than that: John "Red" Pollard was a superhero.

Horses Sought to Play Secretariat in Movie

In preparation for the shooting later this year of the Walt Disney Pictures' movie "Secretariat," Mayhem Pictures, producer of the film, will conduct an open, online "casting call" for horses to portray the legendary 1973 Triple Crown winner.

New England's Newest Hall of Famers

The New England Turf Writers Association has elected its Hall of Fame class of 2009, which will be honored along with the 2008 NETWA award winners July 16.

New England Writers Announces Hall Members

The New England Turf Writers Association has elected its Hall of Fame class of 2009, which will be honored along with the 2008 award winners at the organization's annual awards dinner July 16 at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, Mass.

Seabiscuit Stamped Envelope to be Unveiled

Seabiscuit Stamped Envelope to be Unveiled

Walter Mondale, former vice president of the United States and U.S. Ambassador to Japan, and his wife Joan, member of the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, will lead a special first day of sale ceremony at noon May 11, for the new commemorative US Postal Service stamped envelope of legendary racehorse, Seabiscuit.

Seabiscuit Featured on Stamp

Seabiscuit Featured on Stamp

Seabiscuit, the 1938 Horse of the Year, is featured on a Postal Service 2009 price-change stamp.

Bay Meadows Assets to be Auctioned

Bay Meadows Assets to be Auctioned

All assets of Bay Meadows, the historic California track which is conducting its final 10-day meet, will be auctioned Aug. 23-25.

Seabiscuit Birthday Celebration Planned

Seabiscuit Birthday Celebration Planned

The Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation and Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital - built 80 years ago by Charles S. Howard, owner of Seabiscuit - are slated to benefit from a special Ridgewood Ranch tour and reception in honor of the legendary runner's 75th birthday.

Seabiscuit Ranch Tour to Benefit Horse Rescue Group

Ridgewood Ranch, the historic Northern California home of the legendary Seabiscuit and his owner, Charles Howard, will conduct a special tour for the general public Sept. 15 with proceeds to benefit Geva, Inc., a Thoroughbred rescue foundation located in Sonoma County, Calif.

MassCap Set to Return This Year

MassCap Set to Return This Year

The storied Massachusetts Handicap, last run in 2004, will be renewed at Suffolk Downs Sept. 22, five weeks prior to the running of the Oct. 26-27 Breeders' Cup World Championships.

Old Friends to be Featured on CBS News

Old Friends to be Featured on CBS News

Old Friends, a Thoroughbred retirement facility based near Lexington, will be featured in a segment on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric June 7th. This is the first news piece about Old Friends to appear in a national broadcast.

Seabiscuit Statue Making Whistlestop Tour

After an absence of more than 55 years, a classic, life-sized bronze sculpture of the legendary racehorse Seabiscuit has started its long journey home to Ridgewood Ranch in Willits, Calif. It will visit key sites in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area before a police-escorted arrival in Willits April 18.

Replica of Seabiscuit Statue Coming to Ridgewood

After an absence of more than 55 years, a life-sized bronze sculpture of the legendary American racehorse Seabiscuit is coming back to its original home in the Northern California.

Seabiscuit Star to Appear at Charity Horse Show

Rich In Dallas, one of the equine stars of the 2003 blockbuster film Seabiscuit, will attend the second annual charity horse show to benefit The Exceller Fund. The event will be held Oct. 28 at the Patrick Henry Girls Home in Rustburg, VA.

Seabiscuit Horse To Be Featured at Keeneland

Popcorn Deelites, an Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Facility resident and star of the 2003 film Seabiscuit, will be featured in the paddock presentations held during Keeneland's "Breakfast with the Works" April 15.

Stevens Ponders Television Series Role

Stevens Ponders Television Series Role

Less than two months after his Nov. 26 retirement from racing, former jockey Gary Stevens is considering an invitation to guest star in the ABC original family series Wildfire.

Rare Seabiscuit Photos For Sale on eBay

The CFIDS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) Association of America is currently offering a collection of rare black and white photographs of Seabiscuit on eBay, with the proceeds going to the charitable organization.

Cinderella Story

Cinderella Story

By Steve Haskin -- Get the golden coach ready; we're heading to the ball again. After so many failed attempts, maybe this time Smarty Jones can fit into that elusive glass slipper, and Thoroughbred racing and the Visa Triple Crown finally can live happily ever after.

Pollard's Vision Team Doesn't Lack Heart

Pollard's Vision Team Doesn't Lack Heart

In David Moore's family, horse racing becomes a hobby at an early age. Moore was introduced to the sport by his grandfather, Charles (Crip) Moore, at age six. His 7-year-old daughter, Charlotte, is already a fan--she names his horses, including Kentucky Derby contender Pollard's Vision.

Seabiscuit, Secretariat Shoes To Be Auctioned

Shoes worn by 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat and the legendary Seabiscuit will be auctioned by Illinois-based auction house Mastronet Inc. starting April 5.

Seabiscuit Stand-In Gets Spotlight

Three Thoroughbred retirement groups--ReRun, the Exceller Fund, and Old Friends--have teamed up to retire Rich in Dallas, one of the dozen horses who played the star Seabiscuit in the movie of the same name.

Hillenbrand, Actor Gary Sinise Launch Operation Iraqi Children

Hillenbrand, Actor Gary Sinise Launch Operation Iraqi Children

Author Laura Hillenbrand (Seabiscuit: An American Legend) and actor Gary Sinise (Forrest Gump, Apollo 13) have announced the launch of Operation Iraqi Children, a program that will enable Americans to send school supplies and Arabic translations of Seabiscuit to Iraqi children.

'Seabiscuit' Trampled by 'Lord of the Rings'

'Seabiscuit' Trampled by 'Lord of the Rings'

Seabiscuit handled War Admiral, but he was no match for "Lord of the Rings." In the 76th Academy Awards Feb. 29, "Seabiscuit," the film adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand's best seller, was shut out in the seven categories for which it was nominated.

Gill Outlines Accomplishments, Disappointment in Not Getting Eclipse Award

Gill Outlines Accomplishments, Disappointment in Not Getting Eclipse Award

Michael Gill, who ended 2003 as the leading owner in both categories of money earned ($9.2 million) and races won (425), and in doing so became only the ninth owner in 100 years to claim both titles, issued a statement Thursday following the announcement earlier this week that Juddmonte Farms was voted the Eclipse Award for "Outstanding Owner."

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