Headlines for Friday, July 14, 2006

  • Magna, Florida Horsemen OK Slot Revenue Split

    After months of wrangling, Magna Entertainment Corporation and the Florida horseman agreed Friday evening to the percentage of slots revenue that will increase horseracing purses at Gulfstream Park.

  • Again, No Apparent Handle on Pari-Mutuel Handle

    A two-hour discussion on account wagering and secondary pari-mutuel operations July 14 again revealed horsemen have knowledge of situations that suck revenue from purse accounts, but no definitive national strategy to recoup the money.

  • Declan's Moon, who won his last start in the Santa Catalina, returns to action Sunday after a 16-month layoff.

    Declan's Moon Entered Sunday at Hollywood

    Unbeaten champion Declan's Moon was entered in Hollywood Park's first race Sunday by trainer Ron Ellis. It would be the 4-year-old gelding's first start in more than 16 months.

  • Silver Train Set to Rumble in Tom Fool 'Cap

    Sunday's $150,000 Tom Fool Handicap (gr. II) at seven furlongs at Belmont Park is the last chance for Silver Train to run over his favorite track until the fall so trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. is taking this start as seriously as any grade I race.

  • Cat Criminal Tests Mettle in Leonard Richards

    Puglisi Stables and Steve Klesaris' Cat Criminal will get his first stakes test in the $300,000 Leonard Richards (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Delaware Park Sunday.

  • Icy Atlantic Slight Choice in Caesar Rodney

    Arthur I. Appleton's Icy Atlantic tops the field for the $200,000 Caesar Rodney Stakes, a 1 1/8-mile turf test that drew 12 entries to Delaware Park Sunday.

  • National HBPA Has NTRA Membership Plan

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association is moving ahead with plans to implement a lump-sum payment that would reduce its annual National Thoroughbred Racing Association membership dues by about 50% but almost triple the number of NTRA-member HBPA affiliates.

  • Todd Pletcher sends out runners in ten stakes at six tracks this weekend.

    Pletcher May Have 'Money' Weekend

    A big question this stakes-filled weekend is, how much money is Todd Pletcher going to add to his already ostentatious bankroll? Pletcher will send out 12 horses, most of them favorites or second choices, in 10 stakes at six different tracks.