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  • EVA Case Detected in United Kingdom

    The United Kingdom's Department for the Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs announced Dec. 17 that it imposed restrictions on Oct. 29 on a 5-year-old stallion on a premises in the Newmarket area of Suffolk following a positive blood test result for equine viral arteritis.

  • AAEP to Host Summit on Unwanted Horses

    The American Association of Equine Practitioners has announced plans to host an Unwanted Horse Summit. The summit, a one-day conference bringing equine industry leaders together to address the problem of unwanted horses, will take place Tuesday, April 19, 2005, during the American Horse Council's annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

  • Substances Found in Turf Paradise Raid

    State and federal officials raided the Turf Paradise barn area Dec. 15 and found performance-enhancing substances that may have been used on racehorses.

  • Robert Flynn Named to NYRA Board

    Robert F. Flynn has been named to the Board of Trustees of the New York Racing Association. The appointment is subject to the approval of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.

  • Black-Eyed Susan winner Roar Emotion goes in Saturday's Ladies Handicap.

    Roar Emotion Has Pace Edge in Ladies 'Cap

    Joseph Allen's Roar Emotion should have few excuses in Saturday's $100,000 Ladies Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares at 1 1/4 miles when she faces seven opponents. The 4-year-old filly exits tougher races and appears to possess a clear speed advantage.

  • Sharp Lisa Can Cap Big Meeting for O'Neill

    Trainer Doug O'Neill hopes to cap his second Hollywood Park autumn meet championship Sunday with a victory by Sharp Lisa in the Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies.

  • Declan's Moon among three who could solidify Eclipse claim with a victory in Saturday's Hollywood Futurity.

    'Moon's Eclipse Depends on Futurity

    Undefeated Declan's Moon, who returned from his smasher in the Del Mar Futurity (gr. II) to take last month's Hollywood Prevue (gr. III), is expected to be accorded favoritism among eight entrants in the $449,500 Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) Saturday.

  • Quigley, Hooper to Wed

    Retired New Jersey racing executive Robert J. "Bob" Quigley, 75, and Wanda Hooper, 69, widow of Fred Hooper, are engaged to be married.

  • Sales integrity task force chairman Cot Campbell at Keeneland press conference.

    Code of Ethics For Auctions Announced

    The first-ever code of ethics for the Thoroughbred auction industry was introduced Dec. 16 during a press conference at Keeneland.

  • DTHA Names Gruwell Executive Director

    The Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association board of directors announced the appointment of Bessie S. Gruwell as the association's executive director, effective Jan. 1.

  • Group's Goal: A Better Model for New York

    The future shape of New York's Thoroughbred industry will be the focus of a new group of the nation's leading racing industry insiders, whose chief mission will be to propose a new business model for racing in the state.

  • Comcast to Carry HRTV in Maryland, So. Cal

    HorseRacing TV (HRTV), a subsidiary of Magna Entertainment Corp. (MEC) announced Dec. 16 it had signed a multi-year agreement that provides for HRTV to appear on Comcast systems as part of a digital sports package.

  • TOBA Code of Ethics for Thoroughbred Auctions

    Reports of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' Association Sales Integrity Task Force establishing guidelines and providing forms to improve level of disclosure at Thoroughbred auctions.

  • Fusaichi Samurai wins in first-ever outing.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Will 2005 be the spring of the Samurai?

    December or no December, the journey to Louisville has officially begun. Just ask any trainer with a promising 2-year-old if the lure of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) hasn't already taken a firm hold. Over the past 10 days we've seen several exciting hopefuls emerge. And there's still that little matter of crowning a champ this weekend.

  • Simon Bray Joins TVG as Racing Analyst

    Simon Bray, who recently retired as a Thoroughbred trainer, has joined TVG as a full time racing analyst, the network announced Thursday. Bray, a 35-year-old Englishman who trained grade I winners Startac and Astra, has been working for TVG on a part time basis the past eight months.

  • Quigley, Hooper to Wed

    Robert J. "Bob" Quigley, 75, a retired New Jersey racing executive and Wanda Hooper, 69, widow of Hooper Farm owner Fred Hooper, are engaged to be married.

  • Mullins Pulling Strings in W.L. McKnight

    French group III winner Puppeteer invades Calder Race Course for his new trainer, California-based Jeff Mullins, in the $200,000 W.L. McKnight Handicap (gr. IIT), a 1 1/2-mile turf event on Saturday.

  • Santa Anita Replay Show Has New Home

    "Racing From Santa Anita", the track's popular nightly replay show, will have a new home during the 85-day winter/spring Meeting that begins Dec. 26.

  • Calhoun Ships Janeian West for Closing Day Dahlia

    Janeian, a New Zealand-bred mare who was shipped to Hollywood Park in July to capture the Royal Heroine Stakes (gr. IIIT), returns for a shot at the $150,000 Dahlia Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares on Monday.

  • Baffert Has Two Babies On His Mind

    Trainer Bob Baffert is putting the finishing touches on No Bull Baby for the Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) on Sunday but has another baby on his mind.

  • Wilko Set for Futurity, Impressed Dollase Says

    After six weeks with Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Wilko in his Hollywood Park stable, trainer Craig Dollase says he understands why the chestnut colt is a grade I stakes winner.

  • Northeast Trainers Fill Maryland Horse Void

    A dozen out-of-town trainers from New England and Delaware have relocated to Maryland for the winter bringing 120 more horses to Pimlico, Laurel Park and the Bowie Training Center.

  • Jockey Santana Recovers From Spiders Bite

    What started out as simple spiders bite on the inside of his lower left leg turned into a life-threatening situation for Jozbin Santana. But after nearly a month of battling, the 25-year old rider has returned to race at Pimlico.

  • Wild Zone to Millennium in Kentucky

    Wild Zone, one of the nation's leading sires of 2-year-olds, has been relocated to Ro Parra's Millennium Farms Kentucky near Lexington.

  • Glens Falls Handicap winner Humaita featured in Saturday's La Prevoyante.

    Humaita the One to Beat in La Prevoyante

    Andreas Jacobs' Humaita, a three-time stakes winner this year, looks to cap off 2004 as the 119-pound highweight in the La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIT) at Calder Saturday. The La Prevoyante, which goes at approximately 3:58 p.m., is the first of four stakes on the "Grand Slam II" card at the south Florida track.

  • Sellers Makes Retirement Official

    Standing in the lobby of his lawyer's downtown Louisville, Ky., office building, jockey Shane Sellers announced Dec. 15 he has officially retired from racing.

  • A Full Dozen Vie in Fred W. Hooper

    A field of 12 has been drawn to face the starter Saturday in the 1 1/8-mile Fred W. Hooper Handicap (gr. III) at Calder Race Course. Headed by co-highweights A Huevo and Super Frolic, the race is the 12th on the "Grand Slam II" card featuring four stakes and $600,000 in purses.

  • Canadian Champion Inish Glora Retired

    Inish Glora, last year's Canadian champion grass mare and a finalist for this year's running, has been retired from racing and is booked to major sire Gone West.

  • Woodbine Wagering Declines Slightly

    Woodbine Entertainment Group announced Wednesday that total wagering on Woodbine's 167-day live Thoroughbred meet that concluded Sunday showed a slight decrease when compared with 2003.

  • Silent Witness Dam In Foal To Lonhro

    The mother of the world's best sprinter Silent Witness (El Moxie--Jade Tiara, by Bureaucracy) is in foal to one of the greatest racehorses Australia has ever produced in Lonhro.

  • Laurel Park reconstruction nears completion.

    Horsemen's Group Critical of Delays With Laurel Project

    As tensions escalated between leaders of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and the chairman of the Maryland Racing Commission, executives of the Maryland Jockey Club said Tuesday that the rebuilding of the Laurel Park dirt track was nearly complete.

  • Grade I Winner Denon to Italy

    Multiple grade I winner Denon has been purchased by Paolo Crespi for stallion duty at his Societa Allevamento di Besnate near Varese, Italy

  • Keeneland Announces Charitable Giving

    The Keeneland Association has awarded $862,052 to more than 80 charitable organizations in 2004-with more than $292,000 contributed to organizations specializing in health and human services. Through the years Keeneland has given more than $12.8 million to various organizations.

  • Moro Oro, Personal to Clearview in Indiana

    Moro Oro, sire of unbeaten 2004 stakes winner Free Bonus, and 10-year-old Personal will stand at Dr. Jerrilee Cave's Clearview Equine near Markleville, Ind.

  • Eastern Echo

    Maryland Stallion Eastern Echo Dead

    Eastern Echo, who was getting ready for his first year at Maryland Stallion Station near Glyndon, Md., after standing at Shamrock Farms near Woodbine, Md., died Tuesday of a heart attack.

  • Stakes-winning Filly Fond Retired

    Fond, a two-time stakes winner at Aqueduct, has been retired from racing with a record of three wins from 11 races and earnings of $113,661.

  • Evangeline Downs Hires Jason Boulet as Racing Secretary

    Officials at Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino announced today Jason Boulet has been hired as racing secretary for the 2005 racing season. Boulet, currently working as a racing official at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, will assume his duties immediately. A Lafayette, La., native, Boulet has held numerous positions on both the backside and the frontside during his 14-year career.

  • Roaring Fever to Metropolitan in New York

    Stakes winner Roaring Fever will enter stud at Michael and Debra Lischin's Metropolitan Stud near Pine Plains, N.Y., where he will stand for a syndicate.