Gulfstream Park on Dec. 16 announced its 2011 wagering menu that will include its first Pick 5, with a 50-cent minimum bet, and a major reduction of its Pick 6 minimum bet from $2 to 10 cents.
Don Engel, a publisher and breeder who founded the Thoroughbred Information Agency in California, died Dec. 6 at age 85.
Temporary license extensions of 30 days to the state's four advance deposit wagering companies were approved by the California Horse Racing Board Dec. 16.
The New York Racing Association announced new hours of operation for simulcasting at Aqueduct and the Belmont CafÃ©, and will suspend bus service from New York City Off-Track Betting parlor locations Dec. 20â€"28.
Jane Lyon and Karen Bailey of Summer Wind will sign their new book, Primerica, at Old Friends Saturday, Dec. 18.
Quest, a grade II winner and a track-record setter, has arrived for stallion duty at the Lawson family's Dunroven Farm in Manitoba, Canada.
Jason, Tom, and Les Instone from twinspires.com preview the CashCall Futurity (gr. I) at Hollywood Park. Plus, picks for the W. L. McKnight (gr. II) at Calder. Watch Video
The New Jersey Racing Commission Dec. 22 will consider a request by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority to yank the licenses of two off-track wagering facilities operated by private interests in the state.
Turfway Park has canceled live racing for Thursday, Dec. 16. Racing is expected to resume Friday, Dec. 17 with first post at 5:30 p.m. EST.
Albertus Maximus, who won the 2008 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile and 2009 Donn Handicap (gr. I) in consecutive starts but has been sidelined for the better part of two years, could be returned to training in 2011 when he is 7.
Despite a couple of concerns, Rick Dutrow Jr. is confident that with Boys At Tosconova he has a horse that will be a leading contender Kentucky Derby contender by the time May 7, 2011 rolls around. Read Blog
Equine welfare and the growing population of horses needing homes are quickly becoming some of the major challenges that veterinarians face on a daily basis, according to Tom Lenz, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT, chairman of the Unwanted Horse Coalition, who delivered the keynote speech, entitled "Horse Welfare Wars: When Emotion and Fact Collide," at the 2...
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