Headlines for Friday, December 15, 2006

  • Mitchell Horses to Run Out of Detention Barn

    All horses trained by Mike Mitchell will run out of the detention barn for a period of 45 days that begins with those entered for Dec. 17, Hollywood Park announced, after a horse under his care exceeded the permitted total carbon dioxide level.

  • Governor Ernie Fletcher authorizes breeder incentives.

    Fletcher OKs Incentive Fund for Non-Race Breeds

    Governor Ernie Fletcher signed an emergency regulation Dec. 15 to implement the Kentucky Horse Breeders' Incentive Fund, which will encourage and support excellence in non-race breeds in the commonwealth.

  • Spooky Mulder Seeks Elusive Win in Gravesend

    Spooky Mulder, a winner of 28 of 70 lifetime starts and nearly $800,000, will try once again -- for the 16th time -- to scare up his first graded stakes victory in Saturday's $100,000 Gravesend Handicap (gr. IIT) at Aqueduct.

  • Retired Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day, seen here at a 2005 Churchill Downs tribute, announced new chaplaincy support program.

    Chaplaincy Launches Disaster-Aid Response Program

    The Racetrack Chaplaincy of America has launched "White Horse Riders," a group of specially trained RTCA chaplains who will deploy to assist racing-related victims during disasters in areas where racing workers and racetracks are adversely affected.

  • Hettel Named Judge for Gulfstream Park Meet

    Bernie Hettel, a former executive director of and chief steward for the Kentucky Racing Commission, will serve as a judge during the upcoming Gulfstream Park meet.