Keyword: Sam Abbey

  • Preparations continue to resume racing at Hialeah on November 28.

    Hialeah Readies to Break from Gate Nov. 28

    Driving into the parking lot at Hialeah Park Nov. 23, one could see a large satellite dish that was not there several weeks ago and a Teleview Racing Patrol truck. There were also several dozen cars in the lot. Those were the first clear signs that racing will indeed resume Nov. 28 at the historic Hialeah, Fla., track.

  • Sam Abbey has been the director of racing and racing secretary at Fair Grounds Race Course for the past two seasons.

    Abbey Resigns From Fair Grounds Post

    Sam Abbey has resigned as director of racing and racing secretary at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, track president Randy Soth said June 11.

  • Trainer Nick Zito, tried to purchase Afleet Alex last year.

    Zito to Ritchey: 'Name Your Price' for Afleet Alex

    Trainer Nick Zito has had nine horses finish behind Afleet Alex this year, and will try him again with three more in Saturday's Belmont Stakes (gr. I). That in itself would certainly make the Preakness (gr. I) winner a thorn in Zito's side. But Zito and Alex have a history together that goes back a lot farther than this year's Triple Crown trail.

  • Gill Back at Delaware after Settling Lawsuit

    An antitrust lawsuit filed last year by owner Michael Gill against Delaware Park has been settled, which paves the way for the nation's leading owner in 2003 to return to action at the track when its live meet opens Saturday.

  • Gill Files Another Lawsuit, This Time In Delaware

    Attorneys for Michael Gill, one of the leading Thoroughbred owners in the country, filed a federal lawsuit in Delaware May 1. They claim Delaware Park officials unlawfully conspired to prevent Gill from racing his horses at the track, which opened April 26.

  • Gill to Refile Action Against Delaware Park

    Thoroughbred owner Michael Gill says he is planning to refile a lawsuit against Delaware Park after a New Hampshire federal judge refused to issue a temporary restraining order against the track for denying the horseman stall space.

  • Personnel Changes at Call Now and Delaware Park

    Call Now, the parent company of Retama Park, announced today the retirement of chairman and chief executive officer William Allen and president Robert Buffkin. The new president and CEO is Thomas Johnson and Christopher Hall will replace Buffkin on the board. At Delaware Park, Sam Abbey has been appointed racing secretary and vice president of finance John Rooney announced he will retire.