Headlines for Tuesday, December 5, 2006

  • Andromeda's Hero Arrives at Richland

    Graded stakes winner Andromeda's Hero has arrived for stallion duty at Nathan Fox's Richland Hills near Midway, Ky., where he will stand for $12,500.

  • Empire Racing Unveils Corporate Integrity Program

    Empire Racing, the Saratoga-based finalist for New York state's racing franchise, unveiled a corporate integrity program Dec. 5 that includes creation of an independent inspector general and a board of directors integrity task force headed by two independent directors with no financial interests in the company.

  • Norman Gets Six-Month Suspension in Louisiana

    Trainer Cole Norman was suspended for six months and fined $1,000 by the Delta Downs stewards after two horses he saddled in the Jean Lafitte Stakes Nov. 3 at Delta Downs tested in excess of the permitted levels of total carbon dioxide (TCO2).

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Winning Rider

    <em>By Ray Paulick</em> - Russell Baze, unlike former Major League baseball star Rickey Henderson, knows his place in history.

  • Tough Guy

    <em>By Ed Golden</em> - Paul Kallai was a tough guy. At Garden State Park, which is now an elaborate shopping center in Cherry Hill, N.J., he once tried to scale a 12-foot wall to attack a fan who was criticizing him for his ride on a losing horse.

  • Takeover Target, working at Sha Tin Racecourse Wednesday.

    Takeover Target Has Taken His Owner/Trainer from Obscurity to the Top

    When they line up for Hong Kong's International Day of racing Dec. 10, Australian trainer Joe Janiak will not be wearing a top hat and tails. He did of course do just that when in England earlier this year with his potential movie star horse Takeover Target. After Takeover Target won the King's Stand (Eng-II) Stakes at Ascot, people wanted to know who these unlikely stars were.

  • Jockeys&#39; Guild national manager Dwight Manley.

    Guild Links Accident Insurance to Slots License

    The Jockeys' Guild has asked the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to consider the catastrophic on-track accident insurance policy at Philadelphia Park before it grants the racetrack a permanent license to operate slot machines.

  • Guild: Parity, Solidarity, Political Action for 2007

    The Jockeys' Guild has outlined a five-point plan for 2007 that primarily focuses on financial matters, but it also has made a strong call for solidarity among the membership and heightened political action in individual states and Washington, D.C.