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  • Horse Racing Surfaces in Ill. Gov. Trial

    The long-hinted horse racing connection to embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich's alleged misdeeds finally became public Tuesday at the governor's impeachment trial in the Illinois Senate.

  • Kentucky Jockeys Seek Higher Mount Fees

    Jockeys riding in Kentucky are seeking an increase in losing mount fees â€" those paid for finishing fourth or worse in a race â€" and have been unable to reach an agreement with horsemen, according to representatives of the Jockeys' Guild who attended the monthly Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meeting Jan. 6.

  • KY May Move to License Training Centers

    The possible regulation of training centers in Kentucky was the focal point of discussion Dec. 1 during a meeting of the safety and welfare committee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

  • E.C. Johnston Jr. Dead

    Texas horseman E.C. Johnston Jr., who owned Affirmed's dam, Won't Tell You, during the latter part of her broodmare career, died March 28.

  • Johnston Named Winner of Pincay Award

    Ellwood W. "Bud" Johnston, owner of Old English Rancho near Sanger, Calif., has been named the fourth annual winner of the Laffit Pincay Jr. Award.

  • California Stallion Lucayan Prince Dead

    Lucayan Prince, who was an English and Irish champion sprinter, died May 4 of a ruptured aorta at Rancho San Roberto near Bakersfield, Calif.

  • 'Pearls' On World Cup Trail for Mark Johnston

    English-based trainer Mark Johnston, whose 120 winners this year are more than anybody else, including champion trainer Saeed bin Suroor (115), anticipates a successful journey to Dubai for the 2005 Dubai International Racing Carnival.

  • Attraction Faces Four in Sun Chariot Stakes

    The dual One Thousand Guineas heroine Attraction will face four rivals when she bids to regain winnning form in the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (Eng-I) over Newmarket's Rowley Mile Saturday.

  • Attraction Handed First Defeat in Falmouth Stakes

    Duke of Roxburghe's 3-year-old Attraction, who had gained star status as she rolled to victories in her first eight career starts, was handed her first career loss Tuesday when 4-year-old Soviet Song posted a 2 1/2-length triumph in the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation Falmouth Stakes (Eng-I) at England's Newmarket racecourse.

  • Rowland in Critical Condition; Turfway Cancels Thursday Card

    Out of continuing concern for the condition of jockey Michael Rowland, injured in a three-horse spill at Turfway Park Wednesday, track officials have cancelled live racing for Thursday. The decision was made in consultation with the trainers and jockeys based at Turfway.

  • Wick Johnston Dead at 83

    Robert Wickliffe Preston "Wick" Johnston, former associate editor of <i>The Blood-Horse</i> and managing editor of <i>The Thoroughbred Record</i>, died Sept. 14. He was 83.

  • Johnston Rides 3,000th Winner

    Four days after Mario Pino rode his 5,000th winner, fellow Maryland jockey Mark Johnston scored his 3,000th career win. Johnson reached the mark today aboard the James Barry owned and trained Komba in the second race at Pimlico

  • Marciano Upsets Burning Roma in Tesio

    Win More Stable's Marciano rallied in the stretch at Pimlico Saturday to catch pacesetter Talk Is Money en route to a 1 1/4-length victory in the $145,500 Federico Tesio Stakes. Buring Roma came home another 1 3/4 lengths back in third. Polar Ray was last in the four-horse field.

  • Johnston to Use Delaware Park as Springboard

    Mark Johnston, a leading rider in Maryland for more than a decade, will begin riding at Delaware Park when the track opens April 7. For the first time since late 1989, Johnston will be based somewhere other than<br>Maryland.

  • Xtra Heat Earns Her Seventh Stakes Win of 2000

    Xtra Heat led at every call under a hand ride from jockey Mark Johnston to win the $75,000 Kattegat's Pride Stakes by 3 1/4 lengths on Friday at Laurel Park. The 2-year-old daughter of Dixieland Heat earned her eighth career win from nine starts and seventh stakes win.

  • Gold Mover Upset in Astarita

    Kenneth Taylor's Xtra Heat handed Gold Mover her first career defeat, winning the $110,100 Atarita Stakes (gr. II) by a neck Sunday at Belmont Park. Under Mark Johnston, the John E. Salzman-trained Xtra Heat completed the 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:16.71 on a fast track.