Headlines for Monday, May 15, 2006

  • CHRB Waives Coupling Rules for Current Thoroughbred Meets

    The California Horse Racing Board voted Monday to temporarily waive rules requiring the coupling of horses specifically for the two current Thoroughbred meetings at Bay Meadows and Hollywood Park on condition there be at least five separate wagering interests prior to any uncoupling.

  • HRTV host Jeff Siegel

    Jeff Siegel Wednesday's Guest on Talkin' Horses

    Join Jeff Siegel, the "dean of California handicappers" and co-founder of "Handicapper's Report," as he shares his timely insight and helpful handicapping tips on the next edition of bloodhorse.com "Talkin' Horses."

  • Micucci Takes Over as Head of Gulfstream Park

    Paul Micucci, vice president of the gaming division of Magna Entertainment Corp., has been named president and general manager of Gulfstream Park. He replaces Scott Savin, who had held those positions at Gulfstream since 2000.

  • Lawyer Ron is recovering at home from recent surgery to remove bone chips.

    Lawyer Ron Back at Churchill After Surgery

    Grade II winner Lawyer Ron, who ran unplaced in the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been returned to trainer Bob Holthus at Churchill Downs following surgery to remove bone chips.

  • Stakes Producer Logiciel Dead

    Logiciel, dam of millionaire Talloires, was euthanized May 13 because of complications from foaling a Johar colt three weeks earlier.

  • Chicagoan Wins Kentucky Derby 'Super Challenge'

    Ronald H. Rodriguez of Chicago defeated 125,211 fellow handicappers to claim a $10,000 prize by selecting the winning Kentucky Derby 132 superfecta in the $1 million Kentucky Derby "Super" Challenge, a free contest sponsored by Churchill Downs Incorporated.

  • Official Says Gulfstream to be 'Handle-Driven' Track

    Officials at the new Gulfstream Park said business during this year's 86-day meet was a reflection of the track's future direction. According to figures released by the Hallandale Beach, Fla., facility, total on-track handle, a figure that includes wagering on live racing and imports, increased by about 14% from 2005. Gulfstream estimated it handled an average of more than $1.4 million per day, or about $122.8 million for the meet.