Jockey Joe Judice suffered a compound fracture of the left tibia in a freak accident during training hours at Oaklawn Park on Thursday.
Headed by Hollywood Futurity winner Siphonic, six 3-year-olds have been entered for Saturday's $150,000 Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) going 1 1/16 miles at Santa Anita Park.
John M. Gaver Jr. who succeeded his father as trainer of the Greentree Stable horses belonging to John Hay Whitney and Joan Payson, died Jan. 15 in Hollywood, Fla.
The owner/manager of Woodbine Race Course and Mohawk Racetrack has given a five-year contract extension on its pari-mutuel systems to Scientific Games. The contract is worth about $10 million.
Edward Callahan, vice-president and general manager of Rockingham Park, is demanding a formal public apology from New Hampshire Republican gubernatorial candidate Gordon Humphrey over remarks made during a public hearing of the Ways and Means Committee of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. The committee conducted a public hearing Jan. 15 on four bills to expand gambling.
John Oxley's Monarchos, winner of last year's Kentucky Derby and Florida Derby, will begin his 2002 campaign Saturday in a $40,000 allowance/optional claiming event.
Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 329 horses for its select sale of 2-year-olds in training that will be conducted at Calder Race Course on Feb. 26. The total is up by 8.2% from a year ago, when 304 horses were catalogued.
Breeders' Cup Limited and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Thursday that 15,020 foals were nominated to the Breeders' Cup program in 2001. The total is down 4.84% from the previous year and is the first decline in nominated foals since 1992.
Rock and Roll, who owns the highest Beyer Speed Figure for 3-year-olds of 1998, will enter stud at Michael and Debra Lischin's Dutchess Views Farm near Pine Plains, N.Y.
John C. Oxley's Monarchos, who capped a strong winter-spring campaign with victories in the Florida Derby (gr. I) and Kentucky Derby (gr. I) last year, makes his 4-year-old debut here Saturday as he preps for Gulfstream Park's $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) on Feb. 9.
Harlan's Holiday and Nokoma lead the seven-horse field entering Saturday's Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park. The 1 1/16- mile Holy Bull is a major prep for the $1-million Florida Derby (gr. 1) on March 16. In the past four seasons, Hal's Hope (2000) and Cape Town (1998) have used the event as a springboard to victory in the Florida Derby.
Just two days after he took office, New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey has announced he intends to freeze all discretionary spending by the state, which includes a $6-million appropriation for Thoroughbred and Standardbred purses.
Skoozi, a 6-year-old bred in New Zealand, overtook China Visit in deep stretch to post a nose victory over China Visit in the first round of the Maktoum Challenge (UAE-III) Thursday at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse. Royal Tryst, a U.S.-bred son of Kingmambo, finished third.
It may be the last major winter meet to get underway, but it won't be the least on a number of fronts. Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., is looking forward to a strong 2002 season because of higher purses, an increase in on-track business, and plenty of interest by horsemen.
Pleasant Divorce, Halo's Stride, and Two Point Two Mill were all on the Gulfstream Park track prepping for Sunday's $100,000 Mac Diarmida Handicap (gr. IIIT), covering 1 3/8 miles over the turf course.
John Franks homebred' Kiss A Native breezed five furlongs in 1:03 Wednesday morning at Calder Race Course in preparation for his upcoming engagement in the Donn Handicap (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 9. Prior to Wednesday's work, Kiss A Native breezed five furlongs last Friday in 1:02 4/5.
Leading owner/breeder Harry T. Mangurian Jr. and California senior steward Pete Pedersen have been named co-recipients of the Eclipse Award of Merit.
Trainer Mark Hennig is entering a pair of multiple stakes winners, Raging Fever and Gold Mover, in the $100,000 The First Lady Handicap (gr. III) at six furlongs on Friday at Gulfstream Park.
One mare sold for $10,400 during Keeneland's online auction for horses that did not meet their reserve during the January mixed sale. Stakes winner Crafty Ember, a 15-year-old daughter of Crafty Prospecter, was purchased by Weather Hill, agent, from Lantern Hill Farm, agent. She sold in foal to Catrail.
Ron Gallion Sr., who trained on the Southern Ohio/ West Virginia/ Northern Kentucky circuit during the 1970s and 80's, passed away after a brief illness in Dayton, Ohio, last week.
Texas native Jefferson Carr, an attorney who was instrumental in starting Retama Park, died Jan. 15.
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