Headlines for Thursday, December 15, 2005

  • Racing Hall of Fame to Reduce Winter Hours

    Due to significant increases in energy prices, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in January and February of 2006.

  • Meteor Storm seeks first win since '04 in Saturday's McKnight 'Cap.

    Meteor Storm, Pellegrino Clash in McKnight

    Horizon Stable's 6-year-old millionaire Meteor Storm bids for his first victory since the 2004 Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) when he faces a full field in Saturday's $200,000 W.L. McKnight Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Calder turf course.

  • Film Maker Sits in La Prevoyante's Action Spot

    Donald Adam's 5-year-old homebred mare Film Maker will be the high weight and probable favorite in a field of 12 fillies and mares entered in the $200,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIT) during Calder Race Course's Grand Slam II program.

  • LaPenta Entry Looks Strong in Fred W. Hooper

    Trainer Nick Zito holds a strong hand in Saturday's $100,000 Fred W. Hooper Handicap (gr. III) at Calder Race Course when he sends out the Robert LaPenta-owned entry of 3-year-old Andromeda's Hero and the 5-year-old Seek Gold.

  • Film Maker Sits in La Prevoyante's Action Spot

    Donald Adam's 5-year-old homebred mare Film Maker will be the high weight and probable favorite in a field of 12 fillies and mares entered in the $200,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIT) during Calder Race Course's Grand Slam II program.

  • Greely Named to Post at Arlington Park

    Arlington Park announced today that Kevin Greely has been named vice president of racing and racing secretary. Greely joins Arlington Park following more than a decade with the Emirates Racing Association and Dubai Racing Club, where he served as secretary to the association and racing secretary.

  • NY racing board upholds Pletcher suspension.

    New York Upholds 45-Day Suspension for Pletcher

    Trainer Todd Pletcher, who recently set a single-season record for earnings, was suspended for 45 days by New York regulators Dec. 15 for a banned substance found in one of his horses that raced a year ago at Saratoga.

  • Arapahoe Park Joins NTRA

    Arapahoe Park, the only Thoroughbred racing facility in Colorado, has joined the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA). This will mark the first time that the Aurora, Colo., racetrack has participated in the national organization.