Headlines for Friday, January 18, 2002

  • Ruling Could Impact Texas Tribal Casino

    An appeals court ruling handed down Jan. 17 spells trouble for a 24-hour casino being operated by Alabama-Coushatta Tribe in Livingston, Texas.

  • Lido Palace Headed to Donn Handicap

    Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel, a staple in Southern California but a rarity in South Florida, plans on saddling Jerome and John W. Amerman's Lido Palace in the Donn Handicap (gr. I) Feb. 9 at Gulfstream Park. In other news, Mr. Pleasantfar is passing on the Mac Diarmida Handicap (gr. III) to tackle instead the Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. I)

  • Sheikh Mohammed, recipient of a Special Eclipse Award.

    Sheikh Mohammed Honored With Special Eclipse Award

    "In recognition of his extraordinary contributions and accomplishments in both racing and philanthropy," Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has been selected to receive a Special Eclipse Award, according to an announcement Friday from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

  • Grade II Winner Comeonmom Will Stand in New York

    Comeonmom, winner of the1998 Remsen Stakes (gr. II), will stand the 2002 breeding season at Linda Reading's Reading Farm in West Falls, N. Y. The six-year-old son of Jolie's Halo -- Single Blade, by Hatchet Man, is scheduled to arrive Feb. 20 at the farm. His fee will be $2,000 live foal.

  • TV Distribution Still Unclear for California Tracks

    With the California Horse Racing Board only days from ruling on four applications for license to conduct advance deposit wagering, it isn't clear where three of the state's major tracks -- Santa Anita Park, Bay Meadows, and Golden Gate Fields -- are going to have their races televised.

  • Former Regulator to Head New York Program

    An upstate New York law school is beginning a new center to study racing and wagering issues, and officials hope it will be in the forefront of tackling various policy issues. The Albany Law School has hired Bennett Liebman, a former state racing and wagering board member, to head its new Program on Racing and Wagering.

  • Philadelphia Park Gets 2002 Claiming Crown

    The fourth running of $550,000 Claiming Crown will be held at Philadelphia Park on Aug. 31. The series will offer six races with purses between $50,000 and $150,000.

  • Jockey Suspended For Maktoum Challenge Winning Ride

    Irish jockey Wayne Smith, who has14 wins to his credit during the current racing season in the United Arab Emirates, has been suspended for three race meetings as a result of his winning ride aboard Skoozi in Thursday's Maktoum Challenge (UAE-III) at Nad Al Sheba.

  • Placentitis-Causing Bacterium Gets Name

    Each year throughout the United States, mares lose their pregnancies due to placentitis or an infection in the placenta. Placentitis causes lesions in the placenta, which provides nourishment from the mare to the fetus. When that nourishment is disrupted, the fetus might be compromised, or die.

  • English Stallion Unfuwain Dead

    Unfuwain, a French champion and English group II winner whose major winners at stud included Alhaarth, Petrushka, and 2001 star Lailani, died Jan. 16 as a result of a neurological condition that developed at the end of the previous week.