Headlines for Friday, March 18, 2005

  • Stewart Elliott hopes Rockport Harbor can achieve the same success as Smarty Jones.

    Elliott Happy to Get Second Chance

    The picture above the month of November in the 2005 New York Racing Association wall calendar shows the stretch run of last year's Remsen Stakes (gr. II) in which Rockport Harbor held off Galloping Grocer to complete his 2-year old season undefeated. Notable about the photo is the wide smile on the face of Rockport Harbor's jockey, Stewart Elliott.

  • 'Unwanted Horse Summit' Picks Up Support

    More than 20 equine organizations have committed to send at least one representative to the first "Unwanted Horse Summit" scheduled for April 19 as part of the American Horse Council meeting in Washington, D.C.

  • Pat Day to Have Hip Surgery March 30

    Pat Day, the all-time leading jockey in North America by earnings and fourth by wins, will undergo surgery on his right hip March 30 and may miss the May 7 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), a race he has ridden in the past 21 years.

  • MEC Hires Former Massachusetts Governor

    Paul Cellucci, who formerly served as governor of Massachusetts and United States ambassador to Canada, is the new executive vice president of corporate development for Magna Entertainment Corp. beginning May 1.

  • NetJets Renews Breeders' Cup Sponsorship

    NetJets, the New Jersey-based private aviation company, has renewed its marketing partnership with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup.

  • Loose horse brought extra excitement to Rockport Harbor's Friday morning jog at Oaklawn Park.

    Rockport Harbor Narrowly Avoids Disaster

    It was an eventful Friday morning for Rebel Stakes (gr. III) contender Rockport Harbor, who managed to dodge a loose horse while out for his morning jog.

  • California Stallion Lord Carson Dies

    Lord Carson, who was standing his third season at Tom Stull's Tommy Town Thoroughbreds near Santa Ynez, Calif., died March 16 of a head injury.