Headlines for Thursday, January 18, 2007

  • Liquor Cabinet Fully Stocked for Aqueduct 'Cap

    Liquor Cabinet may be a 6-year-old horse, but trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. believes the now-healthy son of Hennessy has better still to come. He'll face seven rivals in the $100,000 Aqueduct Handicap (gr. III) at 1 1/16 miles on the inner track Saturday.

  • Dash of Humor Tops Truly Bound Line-Up

    James Conway's Dash of Humor, winner of last month's Furl Sail Handicap, shares top weight of 118 pounds as the 3-1 morning line favorite in the $75,000 Truly Bound Handicap Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course.

  • Miller Resigns Positions with Churchill Downs

    Mike Miller has resigned his executive posts at Churchill Downs Inc. to accept the position of chief financial officer of Poe Companies, a commercial real estate development company located in Louisville, Ky. His final day with Churchill Downs will be Jan. 26.

  • Retired Finger Lakes Jockey Jose Olivares Dead

    Jose Olivares, a retired jockey and member of the Oriental Park Hall of Fame at Calder Race Course, died Jan. 17 at his home in Tampa, Fla., of an apparent heart attack.

  • Sheikh Mohammed Buys Saratoga Farm

    Shekih Mohammed's Darley operation has purchased a 106-acre farm adjacent to Saratoga Racecourse from Robert and Janice McNairs' Stonerside Stable for $17.4 million.

  • 'On the Muscle' to Re-Air Jan. 23

    The acclaimed documentary, "On The Muscle: Portrait of a Thoroughbred Racing Stable," which recently earned Pony Highway Productions and HorseRacing TV a national television media Eclipse award, will re-air Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. (ET) on HRTV.

  • Wire to Wire Moves to NTRA.com, ESPN.com

    "Wire to Wire," horse racing's weekly recap show hosted by Randy Moss, will shift to an Internet-based video platform on www.ntra.com and www.espn.com beginning Jan.18, when the program will make its 2007 debut. Moss will continue as host.

  • Barbaro Update: Derby Winner Gradually Improving

    A week after a setback in his recovery from a broken pastern bone and bout of laminitis, Barbaro continues to gradually improve, according to the latest report from the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center.

  • Maggie Slew Tops Among Indiana-Bred Earners

    Indiana Horse Racing Commission and the Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development Advisory Committee announced the awarding winning Indiana-bred earners for 2006.

  • Jump Start's Fee Jumps to $20,000

    Jump Start, who ranked eighth on the 2006 first-crop sires list by progeny earnings, has had his fee upped to $20,000 for 2007,

  • Tadwiga Tops OBSC First Session

    Tadwiga, a 12-year-old mare by Fairy King in foal to Consolidator, was purchased by Eugenio Colombo, agent, for $170,000 to top the first Consignor Preferred session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2007 Winter Mixed Sale Wednesday, Jan. 17.

  • Instant Racing Bill Re-Introduced in Virginia

    Old races may provide new funds to maintain Virginia roads should lawmakers pass a bill that has been re-introduced in the General Assembly. A similar bill that had been submitted during the General Assembly's special transportation session last September was passed over.