Headlines for Friday, December 8, 2006

  • Tampa Reduces Take-Out On Some Wagers

    Tampa Bay Downs will reduce take-out of several wagering categories starting on its opening day card Saturday, Peter Berube, the track's vice president and general manager announced.

  • Confident Swindal Laying Plans for Excelsior

    New York Yankees partner Steve Swindal said his Excelsior Racing Associates group is already discussing future track management and laying plans to take over racing in New York on Jan. 1, 2008 when, he believes, Excelsior will begin operating Aqueduct, Belmont, and Saratoga racetracks.

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    2007 Stud Fees: More Declines than Increases

    A few years ago, Jay Brunker believed a breeder could slightly overbreed a mare and not get hurt by the decision. Now, the owner of Grade I Bloodstock is not so sure, and he is cautioning his clients to be conservative in their mating decisions.

  • Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella, speaking at Symposium on Racing & Gaming.

    Momentum Gains for Changes in Claiming Rules

    A suggestion from Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella that rules for claiming races be changed to protect against horses with physical problems being passed along as "hot potatoes" to someone else appears to be taking root.

  • Royal Anthem Relocated to Ireland

    Royal Anthem, a major runner in England and North America, has been relocated from the U.S. to Ireland to stand at Tullogher House Stud in County Kilkenny.