Headlines for Wednesday, November 16, 2005

  • Frozen Track, Jockey Injury Lead Hoosier to Cancel

    Racing at Hoosier Park was canceled Wednesday night following the third race due to increasingly poor track conditions. An accident in the first race sent jockey Hector Rosario Jr. to the hospital.

  • Ellis Park Clubhouse Reopened for Simulcast

    Ellis Park reopened its clubhouse for simulcast wagering on Wednesday for the first time since a tornado ripped through the Henderson, Ky. track in the early morning hours of Nov. 5.

  • European Horse of the Year Hurricane Run, winning the Arc de Triomphe.

    Hurricane Run Voted Cartier European Horse of the Year

    Hurricane Run, whose five races this year included the Budweiser Irish Derby (Ire-I) and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), was named European Horse Of The Year at the 2005 Cartier Racing Awards, which were presented at the Four Seasons Hotel in London's West End Wednesday, Nov. 16.

  • With Stars Missing, 18 Enter De Francis Dash

    Lacking a clear standout, Tiger Heart, runner-up in last month's Vosburgh (gr. I), is the 7-2 morning line favorite among 18 sprinters entered for Saturday's $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park.

  • High Yield, relocating to Hill 'n' Dale.

    High Yield Moving to Hill 'n' Dale

    High Yield will be relocated for the 2006 breeding season to John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington. His fee will be $7,500.

  • Management Changes Announced at Vinery

    Vinery general manager Bates Newton will step down Jan. 1. Newton has served as the nursery's general manager since Dr. Tom Simon purchased the farm near Lexington in September 1999.

  • Hill 'n' Dale to Sponsor Cigar Mile

    The New York Racing Association announced Nov. 16 that Hill 'n' Dale Farm has become sponsor of Aqueduct's $350,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I). Formerly, the NYRA Mile, the 17th running of the Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile will be run on Saturday, Nov. 26.

  • Graded Winner Evil Minister to Margaux

    Evil Minister, a graded stakes-winning son of Deputy Minister and a $500,000 Saratoga yearling, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Margaux Farm near Midway, Ky.

  • Catalogue cover for Sotheby's sale featuring artwork owned by NYRA.

    State Says NYRA Artwork Not Approved for Sale

    New York state is threatening legal action against the New York Racing Association and the auction house planning to sell NYRA artwork because it claims it hasn't signed off on the sale of the equine art collection.