Headlines for Thursday, September 1, 2005

  • Horsemen, Vets Say Drug Policy Could Hinder Entries

    Horsemen and veterinarians who are seeking an injunction to stall the tighter race-day medication policy set to take effect Sept. 7, opening night of the Turfway Park meet, indicated uncertainty over aspects of the policy could impact the entry box.

  • In Summation, Running Lass Head FSS Line-Ups

    Waterford Farm's undefeated 2-year-old colt In Summation and William Condren and Michael Sherman's brilliant 2-year-old filly Running Lass will be solid favorites to win their respective divisions of the Florida Stallion Stakes (FSS) series Saturday at Calder Race Course.

  • William Boniface, Patriarch of Bonita Farm, Dead

    William Boniface, a retired racing editor for the Baltimore <i>Sun</i> and patriarch of one of Maryland's most prominent racing families, died Sept. 1 after a short illness. He was 89.

  • Tucked Away (right), winner by a nose in last month&#39;s Hirsch, suffered career-ending injury earlier this week.

    Tucked Away Has Surgery On Injured Leg

    Tucked Away, the Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (gr. IIT) winner who was injured while working on the Del Mar grass course Wednesday, underwent successful surgery on her fractured right foreleg Thursday night at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital in Bonsall.

  • Del Mar Dynamo Amorama Heads Palomar Field

    Millionaires Intercontinental and Ticker Tape and horse-for-the-course Amorama headline a field of six for Saturday's $200,000 Palomar Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at 1 1/16 miles on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course.

  • NYRA Promotes Controller Irene Posio

    The New York Racing Association announced Sept. 1 that Irene M. Posio has been promoted to vice president/treasurer and controller, effective immediately.

  • Guidry Makes Impassioned Plea for Victims

    Louisiana-born rider Mark Guidry, a veteran leader of the jockeys' room at Arlington Park, gave the track's campaign for the victims of Hurricane Katrina a kick start when he arrived for his riding assignments Thursday.

  • Battle Won Aims to Take Down First Grade I in Forego

    For Chuck Simon, nothing would be sweeter than scoring his first grade I victory at Saratoga Race Course. He will get the opportunity when he saddles Jay and Gretchen Manoogian's Battle Won in Saturday's $250,000 Forego Handicap (gr. I), going seven furlongs.

  • Forest Danger One to Beat in Forego at Saratoga

    A week after Lost in the Fog remained unbeaten with an impressive score in the seven-furlong King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) over rival 3-year-olds at Saratoga, several top sprinters of the older generation will be asked to turn up it a notch in the $250,000 Forego Handicap (gr. I) at the same distance at the Spa.

  • Oratory to Stand at Country Life in Maryland

    Oratory, winner of this year's Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) in stakes-record time in the silks of Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Stable, arrived at the Pons family's Country Life Farm near Bel Air, Md., Aug. 30 to take up stud duties for 2006.

  • Miss Terrible Tops Arlington Matron Field

    Graded stakes winner Miss Terrible tops a field of seven fillies and mares drawn for Saturday's $150,000 Arlington Matron Handicap (gr. III) at Arlington Park. The Argentine-bred mare will carry high weight of 118 under jockey Eusebio Razo Jr. The pair will break from post four.

  • Penn National Sets Up Hotline for Gulf Coast Casino Employees

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which struck the Mississippi Gulf Coast on Monday, Aug. 29, Penn National Gaming, Inc. announced today Thursday it has established a toll-free employee assistance 'Hotline' (1-800-598-0756) for its displaced employees at the company's Casino Magic-Bay St. Louis and the Boomtown Biloxi Casino.

  • Kentucky Insurance Panel to Recommend Worker's Comp

    A committee established by Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher to come up with a recommendation on a jockey insurance plan agreed Thursday on a workers' compensation policy to be funded evenly between racetracks, owners, and jockeys.

  • Horse Groups Mobilizing Hurricane Relief Effort

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, horse industry groups are mobilizing to provide assistance to people and horses impacted by the devastating storm and are seeking financial support for the efforts.

  • Evangeline to Donate 100% of Revenue Sunday Night

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino will donate 100% of its revenue from its Sept. 4 racing program to the Acadiana Chapter of the Red Cross Relief Fund to assist those impacted by Hurricane Katrina.

  • Evangeline Downs' Sunday Program to Benefit Hurricane Relief

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino in Opelousas, Louisiana, is donating 100% of its revenues from Sunday's, Sept. 4, racing program to the Acadiana Chapter of the Red Cross Relief Fund to help relief efforts stemming from Hurricane Katrina that devastated southeastern Louisiana and the Gulf Coast on Monday.

  • South African Bleeders Study Begins

    <P>An international collaboration of researchers launched a study in July to examine the prevalence and severity of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) in more than 800 South African Thoroughbreds. The group from the University of Pretoria, The Ohio State University (OSU), and the University of Kentucky (UK) also will examine the effect of altitu...