Headlines for Wednesday, February 4, 2004

  • McCarron Receives Broadcasters' Award

    Santa Anita vice president and general manager Chris McCarron received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern California Sports Broadcasters at their 13th annual awards banquet Monday at Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank.

  • McCarron Receives Broadcasters' Award

    Santa Anita vice president and general manager Chris McCarron received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern California Sports Broadcasters at their 13th annual awards banquet Monday at Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank.

  • Capac, won an allowance race at Laurel Park in convincing fashion.

    Capac Returns a Winner in Laurel Allowance

    The much talked about Capac made a triumphant 3-year-old debut Wednesday, charging to the lead at the head of the stretch in a seven-furlong allowance race at Laurel, then drawing off to a convincing 3 3/4-length score.

  • Horsemen on Drug Rules: If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has adopted a position paper on medication and drug-testing that says any changes in policies in each jurisdiction should be enacted only after there is scientific evidence specific therapeutic drugs shouldn't be used in racehorses.

  • Medaglia d'Oro, favored to win Donn Handicap.

    Medaglia d'Oro Favored Over Funny Cide for Saturday's Donn

    The first major showdown of the 2004 season takes place at Gulfstream Park Saturday as Funny Cide, last year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner, meets Medaglia d'Oro, one of the best older horses in training, in the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) at 1 1/8 miles.

  • Offshore Hub Plan Officially Endorsed by National HBPA

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has officially put its weight behind a plan for an offshore hub that would accept wagers from foreign countries and funnel them to a common pool from which racetracks and horsemen would derive revenue.

  • Here and There

    Suffolk Downs hires new racing secretary, Texas Thoroughbred Association launches new web site.

  • Ice Cube Favored for UAE Two Thousand Guineas

    South African runner Ice Cube appears to be the strongest entrant for Thursday's UAE Two Thousand Guineas (UAE-III). The race is one of six stakes races on the second day of the Dubai Racing Carnival.

  • Mercedes-Benz to Sponsor Hong Kong Derby

    The Hong Kong Derby (HK-I), the premier event on that country's racing calendar, will now become the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby. It will be run March 21 at Sha Tin.