Headlines for Monday, April 24, 2006

  • CHRB to Study Multi-Year Dates Contracts for Tracks

    Given the possibility any of the three owners of the five privately owned racetracks in California could choose at any time to develop their properties and shut down racing operations, the California Horse Racing Board intends to hold several strategic planning meetings to develop long-range plans for horse racing in the state, and one of the options would be to allocate multi-year racing dates that would obligate the owners to operate for the term of the contracts.

  • Fair Grounds Receives Approval for 81-Da

    The Louisiana State Racing Commission Monday unanimously approved Fair Grounds' request for an 81-day racing season in New Orleans beginning Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23) and running through March 25, 2007.

  • Redoute's Choice Filly Brings Big Price in Australia

    The major international buyers have left Australia, but as day one of the Australian weanling and boodmare sale ended in Sydney on Sunday, it was obvious the buzz they created last week at the yearling auction still hung over the crowd.

  • Record Price at Tattersalls Breeze-Up Sale

    Records tumbled at Tattersalls' 18th annual breeze-up sale in Newmarket, <br>England, with the 625,000 guineas for a Green Desert colt being the <br>highest amount ever paid at a European 2-year-olds in training auction.

  • Eremein Triumph Spoils Danehill Sweep

    Eremein, a belated southern advertisement for his sire, Timber Country, took his earnings past $4 million (Australian funds) in winning the $800,000 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Aust-I) at Randwick April 22.

  • Santanna, Green, Landsburg Added to NTRA Board

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has announced that Joe Santanna, president of the National HBPA; Robert W. Green, president and CEO of Greenwood Racing; and Thoroughbred Owners of California director and board chair Alan Landsburg have joined the NTRA Board of Directors.