Voting is underway at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Web site, www.ntra.com, for the ninth annual "NTRA Moment of the Year." Voters can choose from among 12 images drawn from the year's events.
Gary Tanaka's Sudan, a group I stakes winner in Italy, will be flown from England this weekend to run in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT) on Dec. 8.
Riders Randy Meier and Lyndie Wade were hospitalized with injuries sustained in a two-horse fall during the running of Hawthorne's third race on Nov. 30.
Curlin, the leading candidate for 2007 Horse of the Year, arrived at Fair Grounds Nov. 27 following a van ride from Churchill Downs, but his racing future is still undecided.
Demi O'Byrne bought the top four lots at yesterday's penultimate foal session of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale with his purchases headed by a 470,000gns ($990,546) half brother to group I St. Leger second-place finisher The Last Drop, by Galileo.
Philadelphia Park Casino and Racetrack canceled ive racing Nov. 30 because of a damaged water main that was discovered one day earlier just outside of the casino.
- By Ryan Conley
Chuck Champion has resigned his executive positions with Youbet.com, ending a five-year tenure that featured bouts of growth and turmoil for the advance deposit wagering entity.
- By Ryan Conley
Chris Dragone knows he is wading into some fiery situations as the new head of the Maryland Jockey Club, but said he is more than willing to take whatever heat necessary to right a rocky ship.
National Steeplechase Association purses were a record $5,357,645 in 2007, up 10.5% from last year, according to the organization's year-end statistics released Nov. 30.
Patrick Hogan is recovering in New Zealand after major heart surgery.
Tres Delaforce scored her first win as a trainer Nov. 29 when Kite Falcon went gate-to-wire in the eighth race at Turfway Park, lighting up the toteboard at odds of 66-1. The 5-year-old gelding by Kokand was only Delaforce's eighth starter.
Mary Delaney has not been in top form since April, but a return trip to her favorite racetrack might be just what the doctor ordered, as the 4-year-old Hennessy filly looks to get back to her winning ways Dec. 1 in the $50,000 Holiday Inaugural at Turfway Park.
- By Tom LaMarra
As expected, states in the Mid-Atlantic region have announced they are working to implement a ban on anabolic steroids in racehorses effective April 1, 2008.
- By Dan Johnson
Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino estimates its horse racing program ran a $29,215,000 deficit in 2006.
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has hired Dr. William Muir as research coordinator and Hallie Roach as communications coordinator.
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