Headlines for Monday, December 6, 2004

  • Top Phipps producer Blitey.

    Prominent Producer Blitey Dead

    Blitey, a homebred graded stakes winner and stakes producer for the late Ogden Phipps, was euthanized Nov. 26 at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., because of complications from the infirmities of old age.

  • Jockey Eddie King,  right, and Walter Cullum, in an exchange at the Jockeys' Guild's annual meeting.

    Guild Tight-Lipped at Assembly; King Voted Out

    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.

  • Fund Overseers Confident New Plan Can Work

    Former jockeys associated with the Disabled Jockeys' Fund, which will be terminated at the end of the year, on Dec. 6 said they're comfortable with a plan by the Jockeys' Guild to make payments to disabled riders from the Guild's primary account.

  • AAEP Vets Discuss Pre-Purchase Exams

    The Dec. 5 open forum discussion of pre-purchase exams at sales at the American Association of Equine Practitioners convention in Denver covered several topics critical to consignors, buyers, and veterinarians.

  • San Clemente Stakes winner Sweet Win has been retired.

    Sweet Win, Cayoke Retired

    Gayle Fogelson's San Clemente Stakes (gr. IIT) winner Sweet Win has been retired after suffering a tendon injury during a morning workout, trainer Jeff Mullins said.

  • ReRun's Headquarters Relocate; Co-Founders Depart

    ReRun, Inc., the national Thoroughbred adoption program founded by Shon Wylie and Lori Neagle, will relocate its national headquarters from Kentucky to New Jersey, effective in January.