Headlines for Saturday, December 31, 2005

  • Lawyer Ron Makes Case in Diamond Jo Stakes

    Lawyer Ron, stamping himself as one of the top 2-year-olds in the south, led all the way under jockey John McKee en route to an 8 ½ length victory in the $100,000 Peninsula Gaming's Diamond Jo Stakes at Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino on Saturday.

  • Jockey Russell Baze winningest rider of 2005.

    Baze, Asmussen Top Nation in Wins in 2005

    Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze and Texas-based trainer Steven Asmussen wrapped up the 2005 season as North America's leading jockey and trainer by wins.

  • Pussycat Doll dominates field in muddy La Brea win.

    Pussycat Doll, Like Her Dam, Wins La Brea

    Mike Pegram's homebred Pussycat Doll emulated her dam Hookedonthefeelin Saturday when she demolished a strong field in the $250,000 La Brea (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies on a sloppy Santa Anita track.

  • Fogelsonger Sweeps Maryland Riding Titles

    Despite missing 48 of the 195 racing days at Pimlico and Laurel Park this year, Ryan Fogelsonger won more races than any rider in the colony did with 144 victories, two ahead of Luis Garcia. The 24-year-old also nipped Garcia for the Laurel fall title, 63-62.

  • Late-Running Laurafina Lands Genter Stakes

    Sabine Stable's Laurafina, making her first start since July 29, closed staunchly from the outside under Rafael Bejarano to win the $100,000 Frances A. Genter (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies on the Calder Race Course turf Saturday.

  • Five Horses at Turfway Confirmed Positive for EHV

    The Kentucky State Veterinarian's Office announced Dec. 30 that, while 11 horses from Turfway Park's Barn 26 that previously tested positive for equine herpesvirus now test negative, five horses still tested positive. They quarantined seven horses in the outrider's barn.