Headlines for Wednesday, September 21, 2005

  • Arlington Posts Modest Gains in 2005

    The 94-day 2005 Arlington Park race meet concluded with a 0.8% increase in total handle and a 0.5% rise in average daily attendance over the track's 96-day meet in 2004. On track average daily handle decreased by 0.8% while total attendance slipped by 1.6% with two less days compared to a year ago.

  • Middle Market 'Alive and Well' at Keeneland

    With only five days to go, the Keeneland yearling sale is showing no signs of winding down. Wednesday's session nine saw double-digit gains in all categories compared to the same session last year.

  • Purge to Stand at Vinery in 2006

    Purge, a multiple New York graded stakes winner, will enter stud at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington in 2006.

  • Congress Subpoenas Jockeys' Guild President

    U.S. Congress issued two subpoenas Tuesday for Jockeys' Guild president Wayne Gertmenian as part of an ongoing investigation into the organization headed up by U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield.

  • NYRA Wants to Sell 80 Acres Near Aqueduct

    A secretive group trying to obtain the New York Racing Association franchise is raising concerns about NYRA's attempt to sell 80 acres of land near Aqueduct racetrack--land the group says may not be owned by NYRA.

  • Lavin Foundation Donates $2M for Relief, Rebuild

    The Family Foundation of Leonard and Bernice Lavin, owners of Glen Hill Farm in Ocala, Fla., have donated $1 million to the American Red Cross to aid New Orleans evacuees from Hurricane Katrina, and $1 million to help rebuild Tulane University and the Tulane Medical Center, which suffered significant storm damage.

  • Worldly Manner to C & S in Oklahoma

    Grade II winner Worldly Manner has been purchased by the Smalley family's C & S Stables for stallion duty at the Chelsea, Okla., farm.

  • Oak Tree Honors Pincay With DVD Giveaway

    Laffit Pincay Jr., the world's winningest jockey who retired with 9,530 victories in a career that spanned nearly four decades, will be honored by the Oak Tree Racing Association Oct. 15 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Midway Road Retired to Lane's End

    Midway Road, a graded stakes-winning Keeneland track-record setter and runner-up in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), has been retired from racing and will enter stud at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • CHRB Seeks Emergency Rule on Surveillance

    The California Horse Racing Board is seeking to enact a rule that would allow for increased surveillance and security at any facility under its jurisdiction. The rule would go into effect by the middle of the upcoming Oak Tree at Santa Anita Park meet.