Headlines for Thursday, December 29, 2005

  • Ellis Park sustained signficant damage from a tornado that hit Nov. 6.

    Tornado-Damaged Ellis Park to Race in 2006

    Though repairs to damage from a Nov. 6 tornado won't be completed by summer, Ellis Park in western Kentucky will conduct its 36-day meet in 2006, parent company Churchill Downs Inc. announced Dec. 28.

  • Removed Indiana HBPA Board Members Appeal to National

    A dispute over an e-mail and alleged flyer posted at a southern Indiana training center has resulted in the dismissal of recently elected Indiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association president Jim Riddle and three board members. They have appealed the matter to the National HBPA.

  • Sierra Sweetie Wins Cal Breeders' Champion

    Sierra Sweetie, under Victor Espinoza pressed the pace to the quarter pole and went on to an impressive three-length win in Wednesday's $125,000 added California Breeders' Champion Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Santa Anita.

  • Panamanian Fernandez Scores 1st U.S. Win

    Apprentice jockey Edwin Fernandez notched his first U.S. victory Wednesday at Bay Meadows when he guided Gold Jigger to a front-running triumph in the first race.