Keyword: terrorism

  • Belmont Park bugler Sam Grossman plays "America the Beautiful" at Wednesday's memorial service.

    Memorial Service Precedes Reopening of Belmont Park

    Racing resumed at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Wednesday for the first time since the deadly terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 that included the downing of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in nearby Manhattan after two hijacked planes rammed into them. A memorial service was conducted in the winner's circle at Belmont prior to Wednesday's 1 p.m. first post.

  • Meadowlands Complex Used for Staging Area for Rescue Efforts

    On Tuesday, the Meadowlands Sports Complex, site of the Meadowlands Racetrack, Giants Stadium and Continental Airlines Arena, was converted into a staging area for rescue efforts for victims of the World Trade Center terrorist attack in nearby Manhattan.

  • An empty auctioneer's seat and the results board at Keeneland, seen Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 following the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. <br>

    Keeneland Postpones Tuesday Sale Session; Security Heightened

    Due to the plane attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, and reports of possible terrorist acts in Washington, D.C., the Keeneland Association postponed the Tuesday session of its September yearling sale and rescheduled it for Wednesday.

  • Racing Industry Reacts to 'Unprecedented Tragedy'

    Thoroughbred racing and simulcasting at major locations in the United States shut down Tuesday due to the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. Many also planned to close Wednesday. The commissioner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association said it could take a while "to sort out the implications for the country, as well as our business."