Headlines for Wednesday, February 15, 2006

  • Jockey Alex Solis, to be honored with Sports Legends Award.

    Alex Solis Among Top Athletes to be Honored

    Jockey Alex Solis is among seven athletes to be honored at the 15th annual Sports Legends Awards, presented by the Paralysis Project of America at a ceremony to be held Feb. 25 at the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles.

  • Horse Industry-Backed Candidates Win Special Elections

    Two Democrats who received financial support from members of the state's horse industry were elected Feb. 14 to seats in the Kentucky Senate and House of Representatives, but officials indicated the result is just a small step on a long road to lining up supporters in the state capital.

  • Winfield Appoints McEntee New Manager

    C. Gibson Downing, owner of Winfield Stud, appointed Paul Leon Patrick McEntee manager of the farm, which is located near Lexington.

  • RCI Circulating Draft of Model Wagering Rules

    The Association of Racing Commissioners International is circulating a draft overhaul of model rules governing wagering that would require, among other things, validation of all wagers by the host racetrack and transparency of all wagering activity to regulators.

  • TVG Expands Live Coverage of Racing From Japan

    TVG is expanding its live coverage from Japan in 2006 in partnership with Emerald Downs, and will air 14 programs, beginning Feb. 18 and concluding with the presentation of the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) Nov. 25.

  • English Champion Russian Rhythm's First Foal

    Russian Rhythm, an English champion for David and Patricia Thompson's Cheveley Park Stud, produced her first foal, a Pivotal filly, Feb. 9 at the Newmarket, England, farm.