Articles posted September 6, 2005

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Casners to Match Up to $1 Million Raised for Katrina Relief at Sale

Casners to Match Up to $1 Million Raised for Katrina Relief at Sale

Keeneland, with a $1-million commitment from Central Kentucky horseman Bill Casner and his wife, Susan, and in partnership with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and Thoroughbred Charities of America, will accept donations during the Sept. 12-26 yearling sale to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Central Kentucky-Based Equine Groups Organize Katrina Relief Effort

The National Horse Center, which is a collection of two dozen national and regional equine organizations located at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., together with the park are sending out a plea for items to help the horses and horsemen who are victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Tejano Run to Ascot Stud in Canada

Millionaire Tejano Run, the 1995 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) runner-up, has been relocated from Kentucky to stand the 2006 season breeding season in Canada, where his three best runners have raced.

Turfway Keeps Box Open Given Light Entries

Turfway Park, which opens Wednesday night and has been light on entries thus far because of a reluctance by some trainers to enter horses because of changes in race-day medication regulations, is keeping the entry box for Thursday night's program open through Wednesday morning.

The Game Named Exclusive Merchandise Vendor for Churchill Downs

Sportswear designer Ashworth, Inc. announced Tuesday that its subsidiary The Game has signed an exclusive merchandise vendor agreement with Licensing Partners International o support its licensing partnership with Churchill Downs Inc.

Laurel Meet Kicks Off Wednesday

Live racing shifts to Laurel Park Wednesday for a 78-day fall meeting that is highlighted by the Maryland Million (Oct. 8) and the Fall Festival Of Racing (November 19), headlined by the grade I Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash. The meet will feature 39 stakes races with purses exceeding $4 million.

Churchill Has Located Nearly 40% of Louisiana Employees

Churchill Downs Inc. has located approximately 40% of its Louisiana workforce displaced by Hurricane Katrina. As of Monday, Sept. 5, 203 employees had been located through the company's toll-free hotline or through Fair Grounds' Web site.

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