Keyword: fires

  • Woodbine Race Course

    Woodbine to Honor Horses Lost in Fire

    The fire at Classy Lane Stables that killed 43 horses Jan 4. has had a deep and dramatic impact on Ontario's horse racing community and the Jan. 7 card of racing at Woodbine will be dedicated to the equine lives lost.

  • Candle Believed to be Cause of Fire

    Officials believe a massive fire Feb. 4 at The Thoroughbred Center near Lexington was caused by an unattended candle in an apartment within the structure that also included a chaplain's office and tack and leather shop.

  • Buckie Fires, Retired Outrider, Dies

    Retired outrider Buckie Fires, who hails from a prominent racing family, died June 20 in Rivervale, Ark., from complications from breaking a hip.

  • Keeneland Benefit for Disabled Jockeys

    Some leading current and retired jockeys will test their karaoke skills against each other during an April 17 talent competition at the Keeneland Entertainment Center. The event, titled "Riders Up!," will benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund of the Jockeys' Guild.

  • Prom Shoes wins the 2009 Essex Handicap.

    Prom Shoes, Jonesboro in Razorback Clash

    Convincing Essex Handicap winner Prom Shoes seeks to make it back-to-back stakes victories at Oaklawn Park March 7 in the $150,000 Razorback Handicap (gr. III). The Jinks Fires trainee will face six rivals in the 1 1/16-mile test, including 2008 Razorback winner Jonesboro.

  • Earlie Fires

    Hall of Fame Jockey Earlie Fires Retires

    Hall of Fame jockey Earlie Fires retired Sept. 21 with a fifth-place finish aboard Manchu Prince in the fifth race at Arlington Park, where he is the track's all-time leading rider.

  • Spotsgone steals away with the Essex.

    Spotsgone Gets it Done in Essex

    With the focus of many racing fans on Fair Grounds and the 3-year-old efforts of Derby hopefuls, 5-year-old Spotsgone quietly stole the $150,000 Essex Handicap at Oaklawn Park.

  • Gouldings Green will challenge a field of 10 others in the Essex Handicap (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park Feb. 9.

    Jonesboro Defends Essex Title

    Michael Langford's 6-year-old Jonesboro, winner of the 2007 edition of the Essex Handicap, will defend his title when a field of 11 hits the Oaklawn Park oval in this year's running of the $100,000 event Feb. 9.

  • Trainer John Morgan Dead at 76

    John Morgan, a retired horseman who trained Thoroughbreds for approximately 35 years, died Dec. 16 in Hot Springs, Ark. According to a release from Oaklawn Park, the 76-year-old trainer succumbed to cancer.

  • First U.S. Winner for Officer at Churchill Downs

    Officer was represented by his first winner in the United States on May 21 at Churchill Downs when his first-crop 2-year-old colt Run Alex Run defeated a $46,500 maiden special field.

  • Fires Visits Arlington Winner's Circle for 37th Year

    Hall of Fame jockey Earlie Fires, Arlington Park's all-time leading rider, won a the Chicago track for a record 37th season Sunday when he guided James Messineo's Major Rhythm to a rousing win in the eighth race of the afternoon.

  • Sugar Bowl Winner Wildcat Shoes Lucky to be Alive

    Wildcat Shoes, who set a stakes record in winning the Sugar Bowl Stakes for 2-year-olds Sunday at Fair Grounds, is lucky to be alive after suffering severe heat stroke in his career debut at Arlington Park in August.

  • Fires Reaches Keeneland Milestone

    Hall of Fame jockey Earlie Fires, the fourth-leading rider in Keeneland history, won his first race in Lexington since the 1995 spring meeting, when he piloted Glen Hill Farm's Poydras to a 6 1/2-length score Saturday at Keeneland.

  • Horses Displaced as Fires Rage in British Columbia

    Rain, cooler temperatures, and tenacious firefighters are finally extinguishing many of the fires that have burned in British Columbia for the last six weeks. Owners of one Thoroughbred farm are rebuilding after flames took two barns, while two others are rejoicing after a close call.