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All four of Saturday's graded stakes will be contested at Gulfstream Park as its winter meet really gets into full swing.
Jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva will have time to savor the final stakes start of his career as that distinction will come in the 1 3/4-mile Valedictory Stakes (G3) Dec. 15 on the synthetic track at Woodbine.
After drawing off to an easy victory in a seven-furlong maiden test Oct. 27 at Churchill Downs, Answer In will make his stakes debut Dec. 15 in the Remington Springboard Mile Stakes.
Jockey Joe Talamo landed his 2,000th career victory Dec. 12 at Los Alamitos Racecourse when he guided heavily favored Rizzi's Honors to a four-length score in a 5 1/2-furlong starter allowance race.
The New York Racing Association announced Dec. 12 all stabling and training of racehorses will be shifted from Aqueduct Racetrack to Belmont Park as of Jan. 1.
Grade 2 winner Minit to Stardom will try to close a strong 4-year-old season when she faces an expected seven other Louisiana-bred fillies and mares in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Sprint Stakes Dec. 14 at Fair Grounds.
The 5-year-old mare who added three more grade 1 wins this season and is a contender for a second consecutive Eclipse Award will return for another season for owner Peter Brant.
Donna Barton Brothers—the accomplished jockey who has become even more prominent as an award-winning racing analyst for NBC Sports—will be the keynote speaker at the National HBPA's annual convention in March.
This week is a recap of the 1999 Racing Symposium. The story, written by Tom LaMarra, ran in the Dec. 18, 1999 issue of BloodHorse, carrying the headline "Out in the Open."
As the Global Symposium on Racing marched toward its conclusion late in the afternoon Dec. 11, Rick Hammerle, racing coordinator at Oaklawn Park, remarked that the placement of the panel "Listening to the Racing Customer" seemed apropos.