Articles posted February 2, 2007

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Oaklawn to Redistribute Purses from Missed Races

Purse monies intended for Oaklawn Park during the four canceled days of racing this week will be redistributed starting Feb. 8 through the balance of the season, which concludes on April 14.

Guild Wants Jockey Paid in Drug-Positive Disqualification

The Jockeys' Guild has filed a petition with the California Horse Racing Board asking that a jockey be paid his share of the purse from a Bay Meadows race in which his mount was later disqualified for a drug positive.

Downey Profile Analysis: Sham Stakes an Odd Mix

What an odd grade III race the Sham is. There's a maiden coming in off a 13-day break, a horse that broke its maiden in its second and most recent start, a $7,000 horse with enough earnings already to assure it of a berth in the Kentucky Derby, a turf runner switching to the dirt, and an invader from New Mexico. Let's try to figure out what is and isn't a sham here.

Bell Visitation Today at Keeneland's Keene Barn

Bell Visitation Today at Keeneland's Keene Barn

Visitation for the late John A. Bell III, the prominent Thoroughbred owner-breeder who died Wednesday, Jan. 31, at age 88, will be held Friday, Feb. 2, from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. at the Keene Barn at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington.

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