Headlines for Wednesday, August 30, 2006

  • CHRB Group Focuses On Revamping Dates

    Reducing the dates calendar while increasing the overall quality of racing and the possible closure of two major racing facilities remained the focus of the California Horse Racing Board's "Strategic Alliance Planning Committee," which met for the second time at Del Mar on Aug. 28.

  • City Staff Urges Approval of Dixon Downs Plan

    Six years after Magna Entertainment Corp. first pitched its idea, Dixon, Calif., city staff officially recommended the approval of Dixon Downs, a $250 million state-of-the-art racetrack and training center proposed for the rural town 20 miles west of Sacramento.

  • Turfway Park Establishes Subsidiary Company to Oversee Concessions

    Turfway Park has established a subsidiary company to oversee the Florence, Ky. track's restaurant, concession, and banquet services, it was announced Wednesday. The new company, Turfway Concessionaire, takes over the duties of Sportservice, a non-affiliated business that the track has used since 1986.

  • Conley Joins HorseRacing TV

    Horse racing TV personality Carolyn Conley has recently joined HorseRacing TV to serve as a feature reporter, producer, and host for the network.

  • Woodward, Forego to be Aired Live on ESPN

    The "Road to the Breeders' Cup World Championships – Powered by Dodge" will present live coverage of the Woodward Stakes and Forego Handicap (both gr. I) Sept. 2 on ESPN from 4:30-5:30 p.m. (ET).

  • Eivind Svendsen, Racetrack Engineer, Dead

    Eivind Svendsen, an engineer who served as resident manager of Belmont Park and Aqueduct, died Sunday in Williamsburg, Va., of pancreatic cancer.

  • Millionaire Fleet Indian to be Sold in November

    Paul Saylor¹s millionaire Fleet Indian, recent wire-to-wire winner of the Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga by 4 1/4 lengths, will be sold at this year's Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale as part of the Taylor Made Sales Agency consignment.

  • On Katrina Anniversary, Fair Grounds Progressing

    On the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's destruction of the Gulf Coast, the restoration project at Fair Grounds Race Course continues, as does the countdown to the return of racing.