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Racing to the Rescue Day Planned for Oct. 8

Racing to the Rescue Day Planned for Oct. 8

Organizations in the horse industry are forming a major fundraising effort Oct. 8 for victims of Hurricane Katrina to be called "Racing to the Rescue Day." The Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships also plans to raise funds for the cause.

NTRA Sets Up Hurricane Relief Fund

NTRA Charities – Racing to the Rescue Fund, a special division of the NTRA's nonprofit 501 (c) (3) subsidiary NTRA Charities, has been established to receive contributions, 100% of which will be passed through to existing charities established to aid in recovery efforts.

Vet Students in Lexington for Seminar

Approximately 500 third-year veterinary students will participate in the third annual Opportunities in Equine Practice Seminar Sept. 2-4 in Lexington.

Charles Nuckols Jr. Dead

Charles Nuckols Jr. Dead

Charles Nuckols Jr., an icon of the Thoroughbred industry, died Sept. 2 at his home near Midway, Ky. Nuckols, 83, had been fighting a variety of ailments the past several years, and died of complications from congestive heart failure.

Churchill Plans for 'Unique' Meet in Louisiana

Churchill Plans for 'Unique' Meet in Louisiana

As a result of damage to Fair Grounds Race Course from Hurricane Katrina, there will be no live racing there this year and plans are being made for a "unique" meet at Louisiana Downs in its place, according to Churchill Downs president and CEO Tom Meeker.

TVG to Broadcast Live Racing from Japan

TVG will present six live racing telecasts from Japan beginning Sept. 10 as part of an agreement between TVG and the Japan Racing Association (JRA) granting TVG exclusive Japanese racing telecast and advanced deposit wagering rights in the U.S. Racing will air from 10 p.m.-midnight PT.

Delaware Park to Host 'Afleet Alex Day'

Delaware Park will host "Afleet Alex Day" Sept. 10 inconjunction with its annual Owners Day, which is offered by the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association.

Horsemen Consider Options in Light of Fair Grounds Damage

Horsemen Consider Options in Light of Fair Grounds Damage

Although there has been no official announcement from parent company Churchill Downs Inc., it is highly unlikely that the 2005 meet at Fair Grounds will be held at the New Orleans track as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

Moyglare Setting Up as Tantalizing Race

The group I Moyglare Stud Stakes for 2-year-old fillies is shaping up to be quite a tantalizing affair this Sunday at The Curragh. The pro tem leader of the division, undefeated Flashy Wings, is set to meet the Danehill filly, Rumplestiltskin in the seven-furlong race.

Horsemen, Vets Say Drug Policy Could Hinder Entries

Horsemen and veterinarians who are seeking an injunction to stall the tighter race-day medication policy set to take effect Sept. 7, opening night of the Turfway Park meet, indicated uncertainty over aspects of the policy could impact the entry box.

William Boniface, Patriarch of Bonita Farm, Dead

William Boniface, a retired racing editor for the Baltimore Sun and patriarch of one of Maryland's most prominent racing families, died Sept. 1 after a short illness. He was 89.

Tucked Away Has Surgery On Injured Leg

Tucked Away Has Surgery On Injured Leg

Tucked Away, the Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (gr. IIT) winner who was injured while working on the Del Mar grass course Wednesday, underwent successful surgery on her fractured right foreleg Thursday night at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital in Bonsall.

NYRA Promotes Controller Irene Posio

The New York Racing Association announced Sept. 1 that Irene M. Posio has been promoted to vice president/treasurer and controller, effective immediately.

Guidry Makes Impassioned Plea for Victims

Guidry Makes Impassioned Plea for Victims

Louisiana-born rider Mark Guidry, a veteran leader of the jockeys' room at Arlington Park, gave the track's campaign for the victims of Hurricane Katrina a kick start when he arrived for his riding assignments Thursday.

Forest Danger One to Beat in Forego at Saratoga

A week after Lost in the Fog remained unbeaten with an impressive score in the seven-furlong King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) over rival 3-year-olds at Saratoga, several top sprinters of the older generation will be asked to turn up it a notch in the $250,000 Forego Handicap (gr. I) at the same distance at the Spa.

Miss Terrible Tops Arlington Matron Field

Graded stakes winner Miss Terrible tops a field of seven fillies and mares drawn for Saturday's $150,000 Arlington Matron Handicap (gr. III) at Arlington Park. The Argentine-bred mare will carry high weight of 118 under jockey Eusebio Razo Jr. The pair will break from post four.

Penn National Sets Up Hotline for Gulf Coast Casino Employees

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which struck the Mississippi Gulf Coast on Monday, Aug. 29, Penn National Gaming, Inc. announced today Thursday it has established a toll-free employee assistance 'Hotline' (1-800-598-0756) for its displaced employees at the company's Casino Magic-Bay St. Louis and the Boomtown Biloxi Casino.

Evangeline Downs' Sunday Program to Benefit Hurricane Relief

Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino in Opelousas, Louisiana, is donating 100% of its revenues from Sunday's, Sept. 4, racing program to the Acadiana Chapter of the Red Cross Relief Fund to help relief efforts stemming from Hurricane Katrina that devastated southeastern Louisiana and the Gulf Coast on Monday.

Horsemen Happy With New Philly Park Track

Philadelphia Park's new racing surface gets its first test under competitive conditions on Saturday, but the initial response from horsemen has been encouraging.

Lone Star Park Granted 2006 Race Dates

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie had its request for 98 live racing dates in 2006 approved at Wednesday's Texas Racing Commission meeting in Austin, Texas. The schedule includes a 66-date spring Thoroughbred season over 15 weeks from April 13 to July 23.

Facilities Sought for Refugee Horses

The United States Equestrian Federation Inc. is seeking facilities or pastures to place horses and ponies victimized by Hurricane Katrina.

Adena Springs, University of Guelph to Create Equine Veterinary Facility

Adena Springs and the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada have entered into discussions to build an equine veterinary clinic at Adena Springs North near Aurora. The clinic will be designed to provide equine healthcare and advanced diagnostic performance services to Canada's equine industry.

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