Headlines for Wednesday, December 6, 2006

  • Tote Company Leaders Discuss Current and Future Issues

    With executives from the three largest North American tote companies sitting before them, some attendees in a panel discussion at the 33rd Racing & Gaming Symposium Dec. 6 wondered why the trio of bet-processors couldn't work together better for the convenience of the consumer.

  • 2007 Derby, Oaks Future Wager Dates Set

    Churchill Downs has established dates for the trio of four-day wagering pools that will make up the 2007 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks future wagers.

  • Peslier Captures Hong Kong Jockey Battle

    Olivier Peslier of France took his second title in the Cathay Pacific International Jockeys' Championship Wednesday night at Happy Valley racecourse in Hong Kong.

  • Meteor Storm Hits Hard in Turf Cup Line-Up

    Veteran stakes performer Meteor Storm returns to Hollywood Park for the first time in three years on Saturday when he could become the oldest horse to win the prestigious Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT) since the great John Henry won the race in 1983 at the age of 8.

  • Magna Announces South American Simulcast Deal

    Patrons of Maryland Jockey Club simulcast signals will have a full-time opportunity to bet on races from South America starting Dec. 29, by virtue of an agreement announced Dec. 6 at the 33rd Racing & Gaming Symposium in Tucson, Ariz.

  • New York Racing Association Releases '07 Stakes Schedule

    The 2007 New York Racing Association stakes schedule highlights the inaugural Breeders' Cup Challenge with Belmont and Saratoga each hosting challenge-day events. The powerhouse race days highlight NYRA's stakes schedule, which features 38 grade I races and nearly $33 million in stakes purses.

  • Richardson Named TPA's Big Sport of Turfdom Award Winner

    The Turf Publicists of America announced Dec. 6 that Dr. Dean Richardson, the equine veterinarian who became a household name along with his famous patient, Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Barbaro, has been chosen as the 2006 winner of the organization's Big Sport of Turfdom award.

  • TPA Elects Officers for 2007

    The Turf Publicists of America have elected their slate of officers for 2007, president John Lee announced Dec. 6 at the organization's annual Mark Kaufman Workshop during the University of Arizona's Symposium on Racing & Gaming.