Headlines for Wednesday, November 13, 2002

  • Woodbine Protests Canadian Pari-Mutuel Action

    Woodbine Entertainment Wednesday issued a strong rebuke to the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency's (CPMA) decision to ban North American bets such as the superfecta and pick four in the wake of the Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick Six scandal.

  • High Chaparral, Hawk Wing to Return Next Year

    Rock of Gibraltar has been retired to stud duty, but the horse's Coolmore connections plan to campaign his well-known stablemates, Breeders' Cup Turf champion High Chaparral and Classic contender Hawk Wing, as four-year-olds.

  • Tiznow's Brother Runs Thursday at Hollywood

    Cee's Stable's Tizbud, the full brother to 2000 Horse of the Year Tiznow who is winless in his first two starts, is entered in a $43,000 maiden special weight on Thursday at Hollywood Park.

  • Asmussen Wins Three at Churchill Wednesday

    Trainer Steve Asmussen notched his third winner on Wednesday's Churchill Downs card when Full Mandate, with Donnie Meche aboard, seized the lead near the eighth pole and powered to a one-length victory over longshot Irish Legacy in the featured $43,400 allowance for 3-year-olds and up.

  • Rock of Gibraltar impressed with this victory in the Prix du Moulin.

    Cartier Awards: Rock of Gibraltar is European Horse of the Year

    Alex Ferguson and Sue Magnier's Rock Of Gibraltar, who became the first horse ever to win seven consecutive group I races when taking the Prix du Moulin at Longchamp, was named Europe's Horse of the Year when the Cartier Racing Awards were presented Wednesday.

  • Field of Eight Expected in De Francis Dash

    The Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) headlines Saturday's Fall Festival Of Racing at Laurel Park. The day will feature six stakes races and $725,000 in purses.

  • Hollycombe to Millennium in Texas

    Grade II winner Hollycombe, one of six stakes winners from his dam, has arrived at Millennium Farms near Belton, Texas.

  • Magna Says Maryland, Preakness Top Priorities

    The Maryland Racing Commission voted unanimously Nov. 13 to approve Magna Entertainment Corp. as majority owner of Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, turning the spotlight on Magna to begin fulfilling its promise for Maryland racing. The Preakness Stakes, second leg of the Triple Crown, is a big part of the equation.

  • Cobra King to Pegasus in California

    Multiple graded stakes winner Cobra King will stand at Thomas Bachman's Pegasus Ranch near Petaluma, Calif., for a $4,000 fee.

  • NYRA to Stop Wagering Early at Simulcast Sites

    The New York Racing Association will stop accepting wagers from its simulcast outlets when the first horse enters the starting gate, beginning with the opening of the inner track meeting at Aqueduct on December 4.

  • Eclipse Could Be On the Line in Sunday's Colonial Cup

    Sunday's grade I steeplechase the Colonial Cup has 11 entries, including the four leading candidates for the 2002 Eclipse in this category: All Gong, Flat Top, It's a Giggle, and Tres Touche. After the race, a new award will be given in honor of Lonesome Glory.

  • Appeal Readied on Kentucky Track-License Denial

    When longtime friends Tim McCall and David Holloway decided they wanted to return live Quarter Horse racing to Kentucky, they knew they faced an uphill battle. Now, the matter may end up in court.

  • Legislative Route Chosen for Ohio Racetrack Slots

    A bill to authorize video slot machines at Ohio' racetracks will be introduced in the state legislature and not sent to the voters as a constitutional amendment, a top legislator said.