Headlines for Wednesday, December 13, 2000

  • Turfway Cancels Live Racing Again

    The debut of Turfway Park's unique pick four wager will be delayed at least another day as the northern Kentucky track canceled racing for the second consecutive night Thursday.

  • 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew, shown here in September with majority owner Mickey Taylor, will return to the breeding shed at Three Chimneys Farm in Kentucky.

    Seattle Slew Returning to Breeding Shed

    Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew is heading back to the breeding shed in 2001 after recovering from neck surgery in April and passing recent semen tests that indicate his fertility problems were temporary.

  • Starke Takes Hong Kong Jockeys' Championship

    If Wednesday's action at Happy Valley Race Course in Hong Kong is any indication, Germany's Caitano and Samum could top their respective divisions in Sunday's Hong Kong International Races. The reason? Their jockey, Andrasch Starke, won the International Jockeys' Championship Races over 13 of the world's top jockeys.

  • Joe De Francis: Led alliance that concluded western Maryland market could not support new track.

    Maryland Jockey Club Bags Plans For Third Track

    An alliance led by the Maryland Jockey Club has dropped plans for building a horse track in Western Maryland and instead plans on constructing two off-track-betting parlors in that remote region of the state. This shift in strategy would leave William Rickman Jr. as the lone applicant for building the track.

  • Tampa Bay Receives Favorable Ruling on Stall Allocation

    A Circuit Court judge in Florida has ruled that Tampa Bay Downs has the right to determine which horsemen are allocated stalls, effectively upholding the track's denial of space to some TB Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association board members. Contending the stall denial was retribution over a contract dispute between horsemen and track management, Tampa Bay HBPA sought a temporary injunction forcing the track to reallocate stalls.