Keyword: hurricanes

  • Hurricane Damage Stymies Houston Meet

    The 2008-09 Sam Houston Race Park meet probably won't make its Nov. 28 start date given extensive damage sustained by the track during Hurricane Ike, according to chief operating officer Andrea Young. Officials in Texas are studying alternatives should that be the case.

  • Hip 3238; filly; Tiznow - Katz Me If You Can by Storm Cat, topped day 9 of the Keeneland September yearling sale with a final bid of $400,000.

    Consignors: Business Down, But Not Out

    After its ninth day, which produced a session-topper of $400,000, the marathon Keeneland September yearling sale business-wise remained down. But given recent developments on Wall Street, overall economic stagnation, and the aftermath of hurricanes, things could be much worse, consignors said.

  • Storm Effects Minimal at Churchill Downs

    Power outages to the barn area and the Kentucky Derby Museum are about the only effects Churchill Downs felt from the Sept. 14 windstorm created by the remnants of Hurricane Ike.

  • Turfway Park Wind Damage Not Serious

    The strong winds that forced Turfway Park to cancel its program after two races Sept. 14 because of unsafe conditions did some damage to the facility, but operations are back to normal.

  • Retired Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day, seen here at a 2005 Churchill Downs tribute, announced new chaplaincy support program.

    Chaplaincy Launches Disaster-Aid Response Program

    The Racetrack Chaplaincy of America has launched "White Horse Riders," a group of specially trained RTCA chaplains who will deploy to assist racing-related victims during disasters in areas where racing workers and racetracks are adversely affected.

  • Jockeys at Meadowlands Raise $25,168

    Riders from Louisiana joined with local jockeys to raise $25,168 for hurricane victims on Thursday night at the Meadowlands.

  • Calder Closes Monday as Wilma Nears

    Calder Race Course will not be open Oct. 24 due to a warning in effect for South Florida, which is expecting Hurricane Wilma to approach the southwest corner of the peninsula early Monday morning.