Headlines for Friday, November 18, 2005

  • Churchill Pick Six Carryover Swells to $1.7M

    Bettors failed to take down the Pick Six for a ninth consecutive day at Churchill Downs on Friday, pushing the carryover pool to a record $1,694,336.41, the largest seen at the Louisville track since it began offering the multi-race wager in 1984.

  • Rough Sailing Faces G.P. Fleet in River City

    Former claiming horse G P Fleet returns to the scene of his most significant victory as he faces a strong field of seven rivals in Sunday's $150,000-added River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Contessa's Sleeping Returns in Valley Stream

    Trainer Gary Contessa sends out Sleeping in Sunday's $100,000-added Valley Stream at Aqueduct expecting his 2-year-old filly to bounce back from her last-place finish in Belmont Park's Astarita (gr. III) last month.

  • Diamond Omi defeats Wild Fit in the Oak Leaf Stakes.

    Pneumonia Claims Filly Diamond Omi

    Donald and Irene Dizney's Oak Leaf (gr. II) winner Diamond Omi lost her three-week battle with pneumonia and was euthanized on Nov. 17 at Chino Valley Equine Clinic, trainer Bob Baffert said.

  • Borrego to Race in 2006

    Borrego, one of the best horses to race this year, will be back for next year.

  • TVG to Air, Take Wagers on Japan Cup, Japan Cup Dirt

    TVG will become the first American TV network to present live, on-site coverage of horseracing from Japan when it telecasts that country's two most important international racing events – the Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I) and the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) on Nov. 25 and 26, respectively.

  • NYRA Requests 257-Day Season for 2006

    The New York Racing Association has requested a 257-day racing season for 2006, pending formal submission to and approval by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.

  • Apprentice jockey Josh Radosevich, who died Wednesday.

    Funeral, Memorial Service Set for Radosevich

    Funeral services for apprentice jockey Josh Radosevich, who died as the result of injuries sustained in a fall during the third race Wednesday at Beulah Park will be held Monday. The Gorve City, Ohio track also scheduled a memorial at the track at 11:30 a.m. Friday, before the start of racing.

  • House Subcommittee Explores Jockey Insurance/Welfare

    A day after a 16-year-old apprentice jockey died in a racing accident at an Ohio track, racing officials and representatives from horsemen's groups met Thursday before a Congressional subcommittee to report on their ongoing efforts in addressing safety, health and welfare issues for jockeys and their perspectives on on-track injury insurance.