Headlines for Thursday, November 30, 2006

  • Naissance Royale Tops Oversubscribed My Charmer Handicap

    Monceaux Stable's 4-year-old French-bred filly Naissance Royale finished a game third last out in the E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-I) at Woodbine Oct. 22, and her good current form may send her out the favorite in a full field of fillies and mares entered in Saturday's $100,000 My Charmer Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Calder.

  • Jockey Russell Baze, second from right, celebrates with his daughters Cassie and Trinity, from left, and wife Tami, right, after winning the sixth race at Bay Meadows to tie Laffit Pincay Jr.'s career record.

    Baze Ties Pincay's All-Time Win Record

    Northern California-based jockey Russell Baze tied Laffit Pincay Jr.'s all-time win record of 9,530 when he rode Christie's Fame to victory in the sixth race at Bay Meadows Nov. 30.

  • Grade II Winner It's No Joke to Stonewall

    It's No Joke, a two-time graded stakes winner by Distorted Humor, will enter stud at Audrey Haisfield's Stonewall Farm Stallions near Versailles, Ky.

  • Ohio Thoroughbred Interests Agree to Dates Reduction

    Ohio's Thoroughbred tracks will race 24 fewer days in 2007 in keeping with a plan to increase average daily purses and boost field size by offering fewer races. The schedule, agreed to by tracks and horsemen's groups, will be voted on Dec. 15 by the Ohio State Racing Commission.

  • Love of Money to Northview in Maryland

    Love of Money, who won the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) in his first added-money start, will enter stud alongside his sire, Not For Love, at Northview Stallion Station near Chesapeake City, Md.

  • Wednesday's one-for-six puts Russell Baze a win away from the record.

    Baze Pulls Within One of Pincay

    Russell Baze had to wait through dark days Monday and Tuesday, and now he will have to wait at least one more day in his quest to become racing's all-time winningest rider.

  • On-the-Muscle Empire Racing Unveils Plan for Spa

    Empire Racing Associates, which made a bid for the franchise to operate three New York racetracks, released a plan Nov. 30 to protect the historic charm of Saratoga Race Course and strengthen racing there. The plan will form a major part of the proposal Empire Racing will take to the state legislature in January, officials said.

  • TVG Launches Fantasy Horseracing Game

    TVG has launched a year-round fantasy horseracing game on its website, TVG.com, and on Foxsports.com, the network announced Nov. 30. TVGfantasy.com will offer fans the opportunity to own and manage their own virtual stable consisting of horses, trainers, and jockeys. The site went live Thursday, Nov. 30, with game play beginning Dec. 26.

  • Millennium Farms Fundraiser Raises $65,000

    The effort to bridge the digital divide for children of the Thoroughbred industry took a giant step forward with a recent fundraiser to benefit Tubby's Clubhouse. Hosted at Ro Parra's Millennium Farms near Lexington, the event raised $65,000 via items sold at a live auction; proceeds from stallion seasons and a generous matching grant from the Ro Parra Family Foundation.

  • Equine Affaire to be Held at Fairplex Park

    Equine Affaire, a North American horse exposition, will return to Fairplex Park near Pomona, Calif. Feb. 1-4 with a line-up of clinics, demonstrations, and seminars.

  • Futural Retired to Old Friends

    Millionaire Futural, who won the 2001 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) and San Bernardino Handicap (gr. II) and has most recently been running at Hastings Park, is being retired to Old Friends in Georgetown, Ky.