Articles posted February 24, 2009

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

MID Shareholder: Foreclose on MEC Loans

MID Shareholder: Foreclose on MEC Loans

A prominent shareholder is asking MI Developments to foreclose on loans it has with its subsidiary Magna Entertainment Corp., if and when those credit agreements go into default, in hopes of recouping some of its investment in potential bankruptcy reorganization.

Porter on Pedigrees: General Quarters

Porter on Pedigrees: General Quarters

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter

One generally doesn't expect to find Kentucky Derby hopefuls hurtling down 4 1/2 furlongs at Churchill Downs in May of their juvenile season. Even less expected would be for that debut to be in a $20,000 maiden claiming event. That, however, was the launching point for the career of General Quarters.

Inside Track: Shake the Bank

  • News
Inside Track: Shake the Bank

In the fall of 2005, Shake the Bank, his name stitched across the front of Breeders' Cup hats, was best known as the rabbit for 2004 John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Better Talk Now.

Bet A Gray on Derby Day?

Bet A Gray on Derby Day? If you're a Kentucky Derby bettor who likes patterns that have nothing to do with performance or pedigree--in other words, you believe in the Derby gods--look for a gray to win the Kentucky Derby this year. There is a definite cycle at work, and it's been happening every four years.

Losing Mount Fees Increased in Iowa

  • News

Jockeys at Prairie Meadows and the Iowa Horsemen's Benevolent Protective Association have agreed on a new losing mount fee scale that will take effect when the track opens April 24.

News By Date

Most Popular Stories

Most Popular Profiles

Rachel Alexandra

Trainer: Steven M. Asmussen
Owner: Stonestreet Stables, McCormick, Harold
Jockey: Calvin H. Borel
More...

  1. Rachel Alexandra
  2. Shared Belief (KY)
  3. Hardest Core (KY)
  4. California Chrome (CA)
  5. Bodemeister (VA)
  6. Wicked Strong (KY)
  7. V. E. Day (KY)
  8. Imperative (KY)
  9. Palace Malice (KY)
  10. Close Hatches (KY)