Headlines for Thursday, December 31, 2009

  • Apprentice Creed Wins Turfway Riding Title

    Apprentice jockey Ben Creed, 26, became the first graduate of the North American Racing Academy to win a riding title when he finished the Turfway Park holiday meet with 25 wins.

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    Tuscan Evening Tuning Up in Monrovia 'Cap

    It's not the race they are aiming at with Tuscan Evening, but for Team Hollendorfer, the $100,000 Monrovia Handicap (gr. IIIT) Jan. 3 at Santa Anita appears to be the best way to get there.

  • Bank Files Suit Against Cash Asmussen

    Cash Asmussen, a former Eclipse Award winning jockey in the U.S. and leading rider in Europe, has reportedly been sued by a bank for failure to make payments due in October on a loan of more than $2.99 million.

  • Gulfstream to Open With Changes Jan. 3

    Gulfstream Park's 2010 schedule is again laden with graded stakes, and one safe bet is that most of the 80 racing days will be warm and sunny. Otherwise, there are changes and questions in abundance.

  • Story of the Decade

    No story in the past decade transcended the Sport of Kings more than Barbaro's eight-month struggle to survive. To everyone, he became a symbol of courage and determination.