Headlines for Thursday, December 8, 2005

  • Speelman, Dugan On War Path With Drysdale

    Owner Anthony Speelman, a London art dealer, and bloodstock agent Shawn Dugan, wife of trainer Neil Drysdale, have enjoyed more than their share of success together.

  • McCann's Mojave Stretches Again in Native Diver

    McCann's Mojave, a 5-year-old whose first race beyond one mile resulted in a game triumph in last month's $250,000 California Cup Classic, will carry co-high weight of 118 pounds among ten entrants in Saturday's $100,000 Native Diver Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park.

  • Common Pools With Canada Gaining Momentum

    Since common pool pari-mutuel wagering with Canada was introduced in the United States earlier this year, racetracks involved have seen significant gains in handle from Canada, according to Sean Pinsonneault, vice president of wagering operations for Woodbine Entertainment Group in Canada.

  • Bush Named Farm Manager at Denali

    Gary Bush, who recently resigned as general manager at WinStar Farm, has been named manager of Craig Bandoroff's Denali Stud near Paris, Ky.

  • Big 'A' Cancels Friday Card, Simulcasting

    There will be no live racing or simulcasting at Aqueduct Dec. 9 in anticipation of a winter storm, according to a release from the New York Racing Association.

  • Waterman Honored at Racing and Gaming Symposium

    Dr. Scot Waterman,executive director of the Racing Medication Testing Consortium, was awarded the John K. Goodman Alumni Award from the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program Thursday at The Symposium on Racing and Gaming being held this week near Tucson.

  • Read the Footnotes to Lakland North in New York

    Grade II winner Read the Footnotes, who began his stallion career in 2005 at Becky Thomas' Sequel Stallions near Orange Lake, Fla., will stand the 2006 season at Lakland North near Hudson, N.Y.

  • Avioli Calls for Federal Authorization of Internet Gambling

    There are many scenarios for how the United States government will respond to the World Trade Organization's April ruling in which U.S. laws on remote gambling were considered in violation of WTO commitments based on a dispute between the U.S. and Antigua over cross-boarder betting.

  • Connections of the runners for the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races 2005.

    U.S. Connections Like What They See in Hong Kong

    The connections of United States-based runners seemed no less satisfied after the post-position draw for the Dec. 11 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin racecourse. In all, the four group I grass races, worth a total of HK$64 million, lured 49 horses from around the world.