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Cooksey to be Honored at Lombardi Gala

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Jockey Patricia (P.J.) Cooksey will be honored at the 17th annual Lombardi Gala on Nov. 2 in Washington, D.C. The Gala benefits cancer research at the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Nearly Flawless

By Ray Paulick -- Remembering a mare who is destined for the Hall of Fame and looking at how the horse industry has changed.

Back to the Future

By T. D. Thornton -- News broke in August about the proposed Equibase plan to propel the sport into the future with real-time tracking of horses, merging tradition with technology. Good luck Equibase. I'm confident you have the horse, but not entirely certain you'll find an industry eager to bankroll the bet.

Kelly Kip to Highcliff in New York

Millionaire speedster Kelly Kip, who stood his first two seasons at Meadowbrook of Ocala Jockey Club in Florida, has arrived at Highcliff Farm near Delanson, N.Y.

Feed for Speed

Few dispute that nutrition is important for athletic performance in racehorses. However, I'd wager that there is much less agreement among horse owners, nutritionists, and veterinarians when asked to expound upon the "nitty gritty" of what works (and what doesn't) when feeding a horse in race training. Some focus on the virtues of the latest fad supple...

James P. Simpson III, Trained Cormorant, Dies at 82

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Retired trainer James P. Simpson III, who trained grade I winner Cormorant and sold the dam of Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Magic Weisner to Nancy Alberts for $1, died Sept. 16 at his Winchester, Va., home.

Arlington Park Outlines Breeders' Cup Security Procedures

Arlington Park has joined forces with local, state and federal law enforcement and government agencies to devise and implement a series of safety and security procedures for the 19th running of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002.

Kane, Rees Among Red Smith Writing Award Winners

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Four sports writers, including two honorees who established records with their latest awards, have been honored by Churchill Downs as winners in the 20th annual Red Smith Kentucky Derby Writing Contest.

NetJets Time, Artwork, Other Items Highlight Breeders' Cup Auction

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The Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup Gala will offer a live auction featuring five hours of flying time on a NetJets private aircraft, a package for four to the 2003 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Oak Tree at Santa Anita and the original artwork commissioned to commemorate the 2002 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

NTRA's 2003 Co-op Advertising Directed at 'Casual Fans'

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The 2003 co-op advertising campaign from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association targets horseracing's nearly 30 million casual fans -- who attend the races only occasionally -- and is the product of intensive consumer research as well as feedback from racing industry marketing executives.

Date, Location Set for 2002 Eclipse Awards Ceremony

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The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Monday that the 32nd annual Eclipse Awards ceremony, honoring Thoroughbred horseracing's divisional champions for the year 2002, will be held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Monday, Jan. 27, 2003.

Guinness Beer Signs on as Breeders' Cup Sponsor

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Breeders' Cup Limited, and Guinness announced Monday that an agreement in principle has been reached for Guinness to become a sponsor of NTRA/Breeders' Cup and the $13 million Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

Defier Bests Sunline in George Main Stakes

The George Main Stakes (Aust-I) was a contest pitting an ageing queen against young and ambitious princes. That the one by Dehere was long ago gelded and has just turned five seemed to make little difference, except the odd bit of hand-wringing by breeders sorry to see such an obvious opportunity slip by.

Bien Nicole Beats the Boys in DeBartolo Cup

Kris & John Richter's 4-year-old filly Bien Nicole, the only female taking part in Sunday's $147,750 Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. Memorial Breeders' Cup at Remington Park, did her gender proud, winning the 1-1/8 turf event by 3 1/4 lengths.

Hall of Famer Kelly Thrilled by Evening Attire's Win

Thomas Kelly and Joseph Grant's Evening Attire, the upset winner of Saturday's $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), was being buried with carrots, peppermints and Jolly Ranchers while walking trainer Pat Kelly's shedrow this morning.

O'Brien Fined for 'Rock' Scratch from QE II

Aidan O'Brien was fined by stewards after the non-appearance of Rock of Gibraltar in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes yesterday. This is the statutory penalty in such circumstances – 1% of the total prize money fund.

Record Figures at Tattersalls Ireland Auction

Ireland's yearling auction season made an auspicious start Sept. 24 and 25 when the Tattersalls (Ireland) September select sessions posted record figures, from which graduates qualify for the Breeders' Stakes race, worth 300,000 euros.

Mulrainy Finds More in Tank, Takes La Lorgnette

Fashioning a surprising stretch charge, Wings of Erin Farm's Mulrainy came on in the closing strides to nail favored Winning Chance and capture Saturday's featured $191,375 La Lorgnette Stakes at Woodbine.

Moonlight Sonata Sounds Sweet at 60-1

Woodbridge Farm's Moonlight Sonata posted the biggest upset in the history of the Arlington-Washington Lassie (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies when the daughter of Carson City rallied wide in the stretch to earn a 1 3/4-length victory at odds of more than 60-1.

California Workers' Comp Bill Signed by Davis

Legislation allowing California horsemen to use a portion of the money generated from off-track wagering to help defray spiraling workers' compensation insurance costs has been signed into law by Gov. Gray Davis. It's one of several horse racing-related bills in the state approved this week.

Stubborn Regal Sanction Wins Sloppy Pegasus

Regal Sanction took command in mid-stretch and dug in to hold off the late-closing No Parole by a head in the $350,000 Pegasus Handicap (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at the Meadowlands on Friday night.

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