Headlines for Wednesday, September 13, 2006

  • Champion stepplechaser Hirapour being treated for bone chips.

    Hirapour May Return for Breeders' Cup 'Chase

    Eldon Farm's Hirapour, the 2004 Eclipse Award winner as champion steeplechaser and a grade II winner this summer, will undergo a new treatment for a bone chip in his left ankle in hopes of racing this fall in the Breeders' Cup Steeplechase and the Colonial Cup (both NSA-I).

  • Fair Grounds Accepting Stall Applications

    Fair Grounds Race Course is now accepting stall applications for the 2006-07 racing season, its first back in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina.

  • Del Mar Board Member Clair W. Burgener Dead

    Clair W. Burgener, who served on the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club board of directors starting in 1986, died Sept. 9 of complications from Alzheimer's disease.

  • Hawthorne Anticipates Solid Racing for Fall Meet

    Chicago-area Thoroughbred racing action shifts Sept 15 to Hawthorne Race Course, where officials are encouraged by the number of stall applications--2,400 for 2,050 spots. Last fall, Hawthorne averaged more than nine horses per race.

  • Account-Bet Dispute Continues; Hawthorne Signal in Jeopardy

    Churchill Downs Inc. exercised its contractual rights in regard to an account wagering dispute in Illinois by revoking permission for TVG sub-licensees to take bets on the Arlington Park signal, a company official said a day after the Arlington meet ended. Meanwhile, it remains unclear whether the Hawthorne Race Course signal would be available through TVG or other account wagering outlets.

  • Woodbine Launches Trakus Wireless System

    With the addition of a revolutionary wireless tracking system developed by Trakus, Woodbine Thoroughbred racing fans across North America can now precisely track each horse they are watching and wagering.