Headlines for Monday, January 2, 2006

  • With Distinction, en route to El Conejo victory.

    With Distinction Prevails in El Conejo

    Bob and Beverly Lewis' With Distinction prevailed in a driving three-horse finish and survived a jockey's claim of foul to emerge victorious in Monday's grade III, $112,100 El Conejo Handicap at Santa Anita.

  • Purse Increase, Large Fields Boost Hawthorne Handle

    Fueled by an increase in purses to begin the meet and the fullest fields in Illinois, Hawthorne posted an increase in total handle on live racing during the 2005 fall Thoroughbred meet.

  • Five Turfway Horses Test Positive for Equine Herpesvirus

    The Kentucky State Veterinarian's Office announced Dec. 30 that while 11 horses from Turfway Park's Barn 26 that previously tested positive for equine herpesvirus now test negative, five horses still tested positive, and they quarantined seven horses in the outrider's barn.