Headlines for Thursday, September 8, 2005

  • Supplies are loaded into a trailer at the Kentucky Horse Park Thursday as part of a Katrina relief effort.

    Relief Effort Continues at Kentucky Horse Park

    Individuals and businesses in the Central Kentucky region have until 7 p.m. Friday to donate urgently needed supplies to the National Horse Center at the Kentucky Horse Park for horses and horse industry people affected by Hurricane Katrina.

  • Rescuing the Horses of St. Bernard Parish

    Jay Addison, DVM, of New Orleans, La., hasn't been able to see if his home withstood Hurricane Katrina, and the house of one of his partners in veterinary practice, Ronald Giardina, DVM, was completely destroyed. Regardless of their situations, Addison, Giardina, and other area veterinarians, technicians, and volunteers are making their number one priority to rescue horses out of severely affected areas of Louisiana, particularly St. Bernard Parish, which is south of New Orleans.

  • Leave Me Alone Goes Long in Gazelle

    Mitchell Ranch's Leave Me Alone, runaway winner of the seven-furlong Test Stakes (gr. I), will stretch out to 1 1/8 miles in Saturday's $250,000 Gazelle Handicap (gr. I), which drew only five starters.

  • Commentator (right) survives late surge by Saint Liam to win the Whitney.

    Commentator Vs. Saint Liam in Woodward

    Saturday's $500,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park managed to pry four horses out of the comfort of their stalls for the dubious task of taking on the race's two brilliant stars, Commentator and Saint Liam, the one-two finishers in the Whitney Handicap (gr. I).

  • Woke Up Dreamin wins True North Breeders' Cup.

    Baffert Eyes Early Showdown With 'Foggy'

    Mike Pegram's TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) candidate Woke Up Dreamin may make his next start against sensational 3-year-old sprinter Lost in the Fog in the $100,000 Bay Meadows Speed Handicap on Oct. 1, trainer Bob Baffert said Thursday.

  • Competitive Field Set for Man o' War

    Saturday's $500,000 Man o' War Stakes (gr. IT) will feature last year's John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Better Talk Now and Beverly D (gr. IT) winner Angara, whom trainer Patrick Biancone will send out against the boys in the 1 3/8-mile test.

  • Six to Try Grass in Garden City

    A field relatively small in size but rich in international flavor will contest Saturday's $300,000 Garden City Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. IT) for 3 year old fillies at Belmont Park

  • Ebony Breeze Heads Endine Handicap Field

    Ebony Breeze, one of several fillies and mares who ran against tougher company in their last start, should prove a slight favorite in Saturday's six-furlong Endine Handicap (gr. III) at Delaware Park.

  • Stevie Wonderboy Too Much For Futurity Foes

    Merv Griffin's favored Stevie Wonderboy circled the field on the turn for home and overwhelmed a full field under a steady ride from Garrett Gomez in the $250,000 Del Mar Futurity (gr. II) on closing day at the seaside Wednesday.

  • High School Student Wins First Race as Jockey

    Brandon Minnock spent the day at Oldham County High School in La Grange, Ky., Sept. 7. His mother, Diane, then drove him to Turfway Park, where the 16-year-old won his first career race as a jockey on opening night at the Northern Kentucky track.

  • Simulcast Conference, Originally Set for New Orleans, Relocates to California

    The Thoroughbred Racing Associations, co-sponsor of the International Simulcast Conference, has secured the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in California as the new location for its 13th annual conference on simulcasting. The devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina to New Orleans, the conferenceā€šs original site, forced the relocation.

  • Del Mar Wagering Increases; Attendance Dips Slightly

    Del Mar Thoroughbred Club concluded its 66th summer season of racing Wednesday by establishing a new record for total pari-mutuel handle of more than $600 million during the 43-day meeting.

  • Schwarzenegger Signs TCO2 Testing Bill

    A bill that requires the California Horse Racing Board to enact rules for testing total carbon dioxide in the bloodstream of racehorses has been signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

  • Imperialism Headed to Jockey Club Gold Cup

    Steve Taub's Imperialism, winner of the seven-furlong Pat O'Brien Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) last month, will make his next start in the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at Belmont Park Oct. 1, trainer Kristin Mulhall confirmed Wednesday.