Headlines for Thursday, December 2, 2004

  • Trainer Graham Motion, with Breeders' Cup Turf winner Better Talk Now, is aiming for an Eclipse Award.

    Motion 'Talks' Eclipse in Hollywood Turf Cup

    The connections for Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) upsetter Better Talk Now are gambling that a victory in Hollywood Park's $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT) Saturday will be enough to secure an Eclipse Award as the year's North American male turf champion.

  • Finalists for Woolf Award Announced

    David Flores, Casey Lambert, Richard Migliore, Ray Sibille and Rick Wilson have been nominated for the 2005 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, Santa Anita Park announced Thursday.

  • Tattersalls Chairman Upbeat Despite Dip

    Tatersalls' December Sale finished Thursday with a turnover of 52.9 million gns, down 10.2 million gns on 2003. The company's annual turnover was 149.35 million gns, down from 163.1 million gns in 2003.

  • A.P. Adventure Prepares for Bayakoa Return

    A.P. Adventure breezed six furlongs in 1:14 on the Hollywood Park main track Thursday for a probable return in the $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares on Dec. 12.

  • Veteran Trainer Tony Hemmerick, 75, Dies

    Veteran Florida horse trainer Anthony (Tony) Hemmerick passed away Wednesday night at Hollywood Regional Hospital near Miami after suffering a stomach aneurysm. He was 75.

  • Ruhlmann, Bonnie's Poker to Old Friends

    Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement program based in Midway, Ky., announced the arrival of Bonnie's Poker and expects the arrival of Ruhlmann in the next few days, according to president Michael Blowen.

  • Greathouse-Claus Named Saybrook CEO

    Margaret Greathouse-Claus has been named chief executive officer at Saybrook Advertising, owner John T.L. Jones Jr. announced Dec. 2.

  • New York Stallion Precise End to Japan

    Precise End, who ranks eighth on the national freshman sires list, has been sold to Japanese interests for stallion duty at Hidaka Stallion Station.

  • Sarataoga BC Handicap winner Evening Attire 123 pounds in Saturday's Queens County Handicap.

    Evening Attire Totes 123 in Queens County

    Evening Attire, winner of the Saratoga Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) this summer, will carry highweight of 123 pounds in Saturday's Queens County Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct. The grade I winner and earner of more than $2.3 million will face nine older foes in the 1 3/16ths-miles race that goes at approximately 3:44 p.m. EST.

  • Claiborne Announces $10,000 Fee for During

    Grade II winner During, who will stand his first season at stud at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., will begin his new career for $10,000 live foal.

  • Broad Brush, pensioned at Gainesway Farm.

    Broad Brush Pensioned at Gainesway

    Broad Brush, North America's leading sire of 1994 who helped preserve the Domino sire line, has been retired from stallion duty at Gainesway Farm near Lexington because of declining fertility.