Headlines for Sunday, December 17, 2006

  • Romance Is Diane  wins the Hollywood Starlet, giving jockey David Flores his fifth victory of the day.

    Romance Blooms for Flores, Mitchell in Starlet

    Romance Is Diane drew away from the field at the head of the stretch to post a major upset in the $459,250 Hollywood Starlet (gr. I), giving jockey David Flores his fifth win Sunday and providing a measure of satisfaction for winning trainer Mike Mitchell.

  • Calder Forum on Equine Health Set Dec. 20

    Calder Race Course in conjunction with Fort Dodge Animal Health will offer a one-hour forum Dec. 20 on health maintenance practices and infection control in horses.

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    Bishop Court Hill Shows Way in Gravesend

    Melnyk Racing Stables' speedy Bishop Court Hill took control of the $110,600 Gravesend Handicap (gr. III) coming away from the gate and rolled to a measured one-length victory under John Velazquez on the Aqueduct inner track Sunday.

  • Canada's Arravale, here winning the Del Mar Oaks, named Sovereign Award winner as Horse of the Year for 2006.

    Arravale Named Canada's 2006 Horse of Year

    Arravale was named Canada's Sovereign Award winner as Horse of the Year, the Jockey Club of Canada announced during its annual award ceremony Dec. 16 at InterContinental Toronto Centre.

  • Trainer Kenneth Nesky Dies

    Longtime trainer Kenneth Nesky died Dec. 15 due to complications of diabetes at the age of 64.