Graded stakes winner Soaring Empire, a son of successful sire Empire Maker, has been retired from racing.
Danzig, a prominent stallion ever since his freshman crop emerged, was represented by his 200th stakes winner.
Queena, who won three straight grade I races in 1991 to earn champion older mare honors, is euthanized because of colic complications.
Dominican, surprise winner of the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) two weeks ago, worked five furlongs Sunday morning at Churchill Downs in :59 3/5.
Steve "Cowboy" Hamilton, who made a successful return to the saddle in October after nearly a year off, will be sidelined four to six weeks after cracking his vertebrae and breaking ribs on both sides of his body in an automobile accident Dec. 22.
Jockey Steve "Cowboy" Hamilton has made it all the way back from retirement, winning his first race after a one year absence Friday and capturing the $100,000 Sonny Hine Stakes atop Ah Day Saturday at Laurel Park.
Jockey Steve Hamilton, who rode three winners on Thursday at Laurel Park, topped that Friday when he registered four victories over the Maryland track.
Dick Hamilton, communications officer for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has announced that he will be retiring this spring. Hamilton joined the museum staff in 1995, after retiring from his position as a New York Racing Association steward earlier that year.
Canceled twice previously, Laurel Park's reopening Wednesday drew a crowd of 5,036 back to the central Maryland track after a 10-month hiatus.
Apprentice Quincy Hamilton ended Cliff Berry's run of eight consecutive riding titles at Remington Park as the Oklahoma track brought down the curtain on its 65-day meeting for 2004 Sunday.
By Lucy Young Hamilton - Many causes connected to racing deserve our best efforts and generosity. I am personally connected with several, and believe in each of them, but the work of Grayson-Jockey Club is special. Here the good graces of those in racing directly benefit the animal that makes it all possible.
Stakes winner Great Notion, who nearly won last year's King Bishop Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, will enter stud at Northview Stallion Station near Chesapeake City, Md.
Chic Shirine, a grade I winner and a grade II stakes producer for breeder/owner Emory Hamilton, died May 3 from complications from colic.
Emory Hamilton's Tara Roma, a grade II winner and grade I stakes producer, died March 31 from complications while delivering an A.P. Indy colt.
Emory Hamilton's homebred Serra Lake rallied in the stretch to win Sunday's $250,000 Go for Wand Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga. Under a well-timed ride from Edgar Prado, Serra Lake completed the 1 1/8 miles in 1:49.62 on a fast track.
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