Headlines for Wednesday, December 20, 2006

  • HRTV Preview to Kick Off Santa Anita Season

    HorseRacing TV will kick off its regular coverage of the 70th season of racing from Santa Anita Park with a one-hour preview show that premieres on Dec. 24, and airs continuously throughout Christmas Day.

  • Jermaine Bridgmohan Sets Tropical Win Mark

    Apprentice jockey Jermaine Bridgmohan rode his 85th winner of the 2006-07 Tropical at Calder meet on Dec. 20 to set a record for most winners by a jockey during the season.

  • Barbaro is walked by Dr. Dean Richardson at the New Bolton Center Wednesday.

    Barbaro Update: Podiatry Specialist Examines Derby Winner

    Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Barbaro was examined Dec. 19 by Dr. Scott Morrison, head of the equine podiatry service at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., who did some minor work on Barbaro's left hind foot.

  • Calder Confirms EHV Virus

    Following the confirmed case of Equine Herpes Virus Type I in a horse that had been stabled at Calder earlier this month, the Miami track has taken action to avoid the spread of the potentially lethal airborne virus.

  • California Trainer Jack Saip Dead

    Jack Saip, a trainer on the Southern California circuit for the past two decades, died Dec. 14 of lung cancer at his home near Playa del Rey, Calif.

  • Barbaro Stakes to Debut at Pimlico in May 2007

    The Maryland Jockey Club has changed the name of the Sir Barton Stakes to the Barbaro Stakes. The 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds is one of eight added money races on the Preakness (gr. I) undercard.

  • Government Gets Initial Revenue From Oaklawn Machines

    The first payments of revenue from the introduction of electronic games of skill to the wagering menu at Oaklawn Park were made to representatives of local and state government at the track Dec. 18.

  • Former Jockey Rivera Now Guild Regional Manager

    Former jockey Heriberto "Herbie" Rivera Jr., winner of more than 3,200 races during his 23-year career, has been appointed an East Coast regional manager of the 1,300-member Jockeys' Guild.