Articles posted November 5, 2012

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Fair Grounds offers stakes-naming contest

Fair Grounds is asking fans for help naming a race that is new to the 2012-13 stakes schedule. The winner of the "Name the Stakes Race" contest will present the trophy to the winning connections after the inaugural running and enjoy lunch for four in the Clubhouse, a replica of the trophy and a $100 win bet.

CDI releases third quarter results

Net revenues from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2012 declined 1 percent, or $1.5 million, to $164.9 million compared to the same period of the prior year. Third quarter EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) declined to $21.3 million, from $43.0 million, during the third quarter of 2011. Net earnings from continued operations for the period were $6.0 million, or $0.34 per diluted common share, a decrease of 70 percent from net earnings from continued operations of $19.7 million, or $1.16 per diluted common share, during the third quarter of 2011. The decline in EBITDA and net earnings was predominately the result of the $19.3 million in Illinois Horse Racing Equity Trust Fund payments that were received in the third quarter of 2011.

Hansen to stand at Ashford Stud

Hansen, the champion two-year-old colt of 2011, has been purchased to stand at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Kentucky.

Santa Anita handle, attendance up slightly

On the wings of a sensational two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships, Santa Anita's 24-day Autumn Meet ended on an upbeat note Sunday as overall handle on Santa Anita races was up 2 percent compared to last year and on-track attendance (excluding November 2-3) was up 1 percent.

Melbourne Cup - Trainer Saeed Bin Suroor

Melbourne Cup - Trainer Saeed Bin Suroor

Trainer Saeed Bin Suroor reflects on his horse Calvaryman's draw for the 2012 Melbourne Cup in Australia. Calvaryman will be one of jockey Frankie Dettori's last mounts for Godolphin in Australia.

Melbourne Cup Trainers Tips

Melbourne Cup Trainers Tips

A montage of Melbourne Cup trainers gives you their top three picks and other tid-bits about the big race!

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