Headlines for Friday, December 22, 2000

  • Caller One on Fence for Malibu; Dixie Union Will Run

    The connections of Caller One remain undecided whether to run the 3-year-old in the seven-furlong Malibu Stakes (gr. I), where he would likely face Haskell Invitational (gr. I) winner Dixie Union, or take on older horses in the 5 1/2-furlong El Conejo Handicap on New Year's Eve at Santa Anita. The $200,000 Malibu will be run on Tuesday, opening day at Santa Anita.

  • Agreement Reached on Colonial Downs Dates, Purses

    A task force representing a diversity of racing groups in Virginia has reached an agreement on the industry's future over the next two years. According to the Richmond <i>Times-Dispatch</i>, the agreement provides for a decrease in the number of live Thoroughbred racing dates and an increase in purses at Colonial Downs.

  • Five Tracks Cancel Friday Racing

    Weather conditions forced five tracks -- Turfway Park, Hawthorne Race Course, Mountaineer Park, Charles Town, and Penn National Race Course -- to cancel racing again on Friday. Friday's cancellation marks the seventh time in just over a week Turfway has canceled racing due to weather and Hawthorne's fifth such cancellation. Charles Town, Mountaineer and Penn National each have lost all or part of three cards recently.

  • Multiple classic runner-up Aptitude is bound for Dubai World Cup.

    Aptitude Dubai World Cup Bound

    Juddmonte Farms' Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) runner-up Aptitude will be pointed to a start in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), according to a report in <i>Racing Post</i>.

  • Frank Stronach, whose Magna Entertainment paid $53 million for account wagering system and Pennsylvania racetracks.

    Magna Gets Call-A-Bet System, Track in Ladbroke Deal

    Magna Entertainment, the growing racetrack company run by Frank Stronach, has entered into an agreement with Ladbroke Racing and a subsidiary to purchase Ladbroke's Pennsylvania-based account wagering system ("Call-A-Bet"), the Meadows harness track, and four off-track betting facilities, plus an interest in the Racing Network satellite TV channel.