Headlines for Friday, December 10, 2004

  • Magna president Jim McAlpine.

    McAlpine: Industry Needs Change, Vision

    Magna Entertainment Corp. president Jim McAlpine said the company is ready for change and part of that change includes forming more partnerships with other industry players to propel horseracing into the winner's circle.

  • Shirreffs Seeks Hollywood Finish in Bayakoa

    Trainer John Shirreffs aims for his fourth Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) winner in seven years Sunday at Hollywood Park when he saddles Hollywood Story in the $150,000 race for fillies and mares.

  • Aclassysassylassy to Try Calder Turf Sunday

    Two-year-old filly Aclassysassylassy has shown her ability on the dirt, dominating her Florida rivals. She'll make her turf course debut Sunday at Calder Race Course in a field of 10 entered in the $50,000 Georgia Debutante overnight stakes at 1 1/16 miles.

  • Atto Mile winner Soaring Free among finalists for Canada's Sovereign Awards.

    A Bit O'Gold, Mobil Among Sovereign Finalists

    The Jockey Club of Canada announced Dec. 10 the three finalists in the divisional categories of the 30th annual Sovereign Awards, Canadian Thoroughbred racing's year-end honors.

  • NTRA Moves Forward with Action Plan

    D. G. Van Clief Jr., commissioner of the National Thoroughbred Association, said the NTRA will move forward with three goals: to make racing a Top 10 sport in America, grow handle to specific target levels, and to act as a convening authority.

  • Gallow Named Facility Manager at Churchill

    Churchill Downs announced that Robert Gallow, director of operations for the National Hockey League's Dallas Stars Hockey Club and its Dr Pepper StarCenters, is facility manager of the Louisville, Ky. racetrack.

  • Fusaichi Samurai, breezing earlier this year before being sold for a record $4.5 million.

    Record-Priced 2-Year-Old Makes First Start

    Fusaichi Samurai, whose purchase by Fusao Sekiguchi for $4.5 million earlier this year set a record for a juvenile sold at public auction, is scheduled to make his first career start Saturday in the fourth race at Hollywood Park.