Headlines for Friday, July 28, 2006

  • Ted Mudge Named President of BrisBet.com

    Ted Mudge, formerly the co-owner and president of AmTote International Inc., has been named president of the account wagering service BrisBet.com.

  • Henny Hughes, Invasor Work for McLaughlin

    Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin had Shadwell Stable's Invasor and Zabeel Racing International's Henny Hughes on the Saratoga main track Friday morning for four-furlong workouts.

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    Distance Test for Take D' Tour in Go For Wand

    With a date in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) on the horizon, trainer David Fawkes is anxious to see how his grade I winner Take D' Tour performs going two turns in Sunday's $250,000 Go For Wand Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Bordonaro went gate to wire to win the Count Fleet Sprint Handicap at Oaklawn in April.

    Bordonaro, Carthage Clash in Bing Crosby H.

    Bordonaro and Carthage, two of the hottest sprinters in the nation, meet in the $300,000 Bing Crosby Handicap (gr. I) at six furlongs on the Del Mar main track Sunday.

  • Trainer Bob Baffert will send out no runners in this year's Haskell.

    No Baffert Runner in 2006 Haskell

    Trainer Bob Baffert, who has won the Haskell (gr. I) three times, including last year with Roman Ruler, will not have a runner in the Aug. 6 Monmouth Park race this year.

  • CHRB Looks at Safety, Out-of-Competition Testing

    The California Horse Racing Board is studying ways to promote the health of racehorses and reduce on-track injuries, as well as implement a plan for out-of-competition testing.

  • Saratoga Diary: Bobblehead Economics

    In the time that it took to walk four blocks from Saratoga Race Course to a computer after the races on Thursday, twenty-nine Todd Pletcher bobblehead dolls were listed on eBay and two more had already been sold for a "Buy Now" price that was four times the $3 cost of grandstand admission that qualified you for one.

  • West Virginia Derby, at $750,000, Attracts 59 Nominees

    Deputy Glitters, High Cotton, and Flashy Bull, the top three finishers, respectively, in the Ohio Derby (gr. II) at Thistledown, and the lightly raced but impressive Bright One are among the 59 nominees for the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. III) at Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort on Aug. 6.