Headlines for Thursday, September 7, 2006

  • Slade Named Director of Surveillance at Oaklawn

    Jim Slade, a veteran of more than 25 years in security and surveillance, has been named director of surveillance at Oaklawn Park. Slade's appointment is the first of a number of positions to be filled in anticipation of the games of skill to be added to the Instant Racing gaming at the track. The new games are coming as a result of a citywide election this year.

  • Gazelle Offers a Championship Preview

    Bushfire appears to be the one to beat as she returns from a two-month layover in the grade I, $250,000 Gazelle Stakes at Belmont Park Sept. 9. Standing in her way is Pine Island, recent winner of the grade I Alabama Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Graded Winner Survivalist Retired

    Survivalist, a graded stakes winner whose dam is a full sister to leading sire Seeking the Gold, has been retired from racing after suffering a tendon injury during training at Belmont Park earlier this week.

  • Cassidy Returns to New York for Garden City

    For the first time in more than two years, trainer James Cassidy is returning to his native New York Sept. 9 to saddle Martin Kistler's Maxxi Arte in the Grade I, $250,000 Garden City Breeders' Cup Stakes for three-year-old fillies at nine furlongs over the inner turf course at Belmont Park.

  • Evansville Slew to Diamond G in Oklahoma

    Evansville Slew, who has $1.1 million in progeny earnings this year, has been acquired by a partnership to stand at R.G. Gammill's Diamond G Ranch near Edmond, Okla.

  • Man o' War Highlights Big Saturday at Belmont

    Saratoga may be over, but there is still plenty of high-class racing left in New York with 12 grade I stakes to be run during the next six weeks at Belmont Park's fall championship meet.

  • Horse Slaughter Bill Passed by House

    A bill to end horse slaughter for human consumption passed the U.S. House of Representatives Sept. 7 with a final vote of 263-146. Two amendments to alter the bill both failed to pass.

  • Horse Greeley closes Del Mar meet with Futurity win.

    Horse Greeley Wins Del Mar Futurity to Close Meeting

    Horse Greeley, a homebred son of Mr. Greeley, charged to the lead coming out of the turn and won the Del Mar Futurity (gr. II) on closing day Wednesday at the seaside Southern California track.

  • Rescheduled Kent BC 'Cap Tops Delaware Owners' Day

    The $500,000 Kent Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III), washed out Sept. 2 and rescheduled, is the centerpiece of a power-packed Delaware Park program Sept. 9 when the racetrack holds its 14th Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association Owners' Day.

  • Belmont-winning trainer Kiaran McLaughlin named MS Champion in Kentucky-Southeast Indiana.

    McLaughlin Named 2006 MS Champion

    Kiaran McLaughlin, trainer of 2006 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Jazil, has been named this year's MS Champion by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Kentucky-Southeast Indiana Chapter.

  • Lion Tamer to Stand for $5,000

    Grade I winner Lion Tamer, who will begin his stallion career in 2007 at Clear Creek Stud near Folsom, La., will stand for a fee of $5,000.

  • University of Arizona Seeks TV Ads for Panel Session

    The University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program is seeking submissions of television advertisements from racetracks across North America and around the world for presentation during a panel session at this year's Symposium on Racing & Gaming.

  • Account-Bet Licensing Fees Fuel Illinois Dispute

    A simmering dispute over licensing fees tied to account wagering has flared up in Illinois, where horsemen have pulled the Arlington Park signal from TVG in an attempt to get the signal from the upcoming meet at Hawthorne Race Course available through Youbet.com.

  • Pincay to Co-Host White Horse Heroes Luncheon

    Hall of Fame jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. will co-host the Taylor Made Farm White Horse Heroes Luncheon and the presentation of Race Track Chaplaincy of America's fourth White Horse Award, held in conjunction with the Breeders' Cup World Championships this fall at Churchill Downs.