The California Horse Racing Board voted Monday to temporarily waive rules requiring the coupling of horses specifically for the two current Thoroughbred meetings at Bay Meadows and Hollywood Park on condition there be at least five separate wagering interests prior to any uncoupling.
California-bred Scottsbluff set a world record of 1:00.26 for 5 1/2 furlongs under jockey Victor Espinoza in winning Monday's $70,800 Bullet Stakes on the Lakeside Turf Course at Hollywood Park.
Paul Micucci has been named president and general manager of Gulfstream Park. Micucci joined Magna Entertainment Corp., Gulfstream Park's parent company, in March 2003.
Members of the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority plan to sit down with representatives of Gov. Ernie Fletcher's cabinet in the coming weeks to address concerns relating to the operating budget of the KHRA.
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Paul Micucci, vice president of the gaming division of Magna Entertainment Corp., has been named president and general manager of Gulfstream Park. He replaces Scott Savin, who had held those positions at Gulfstream since 2000.
Trainer Steve Klesaris has confirmed that Diabolical would be entered in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. The field for the 1 3/16-mile race could now include 10 runners.
Grade II winner Lawyer Ron, who ran unplaced in the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been returned to trainer Bob Holthus at Churchill Downs following surgery to remove bone chips.
Logiciel, dam of millionaire Talloires, was euthanized May 13 because of complications from foaling a Johar colt three weeks earlier.
Ronald H. Rodriguez of Chicago defeated 125,211 fellow handicappers to claim a $10,000 prize by selecting the winning Kentucky Derby 132 superfecta in the $1 million Kentucky Derby "Super" Challenge, a free contest sponsored by Churchill Downs Incorporated.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will offer a Thoroughbred Charities of America "check-off option" to all renewing and new membership applicants beginning in June.
- By Scott Davis
The Broward County (Florida) Commission has approved plans for the construction of the "Village at Gulfstream Park," but not before the track and development partner Forest City Enterprises agreed to some concessions.
- By Scott Davis
Officials at the new Gulfstream Park said business during this year's 86-day meet was a reflection of the track's future direction. According to figures released by the Hallandale Beach, Fla., facility, total on-track handle, a figure that includes wagering on live racing and imports, increased by about 14% from 2005. Gulfstream estimated it handled an average of more than $1.4 million per day, or about $122.8 million for the meet.
Grade II winner Cat's At Home came through with his first winner when his son, Ontario-bred Cats Are Tricky, won May 14 at Woodbine.
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