Headlines for Wednesday, January 3, 2007

  • Symptoms Lacking in Five New EHV-1 Cases in California

    Five more horses from trainer Lloyd Mason's barn at Golden Gate Fields have tested positive for a neurogenic strain of equine herpesvirus after final samples were tested on New Year's Day, although none are showing symptoms of the illness, officials said Jan. 3.

  • Jerardi Wins Eclipse Award for Barbaro Coverage

    Dick Jerardi of the Philadelphia <i>Daily News</i> won the 2006 media Eclipse Award for writing in the news/commentary category for his series of articles on the events surrounding the injury and surgery on Barbaro, and <i>The Blood-Horse</i> received two honorable mentions in the same category for columns that appeared in the magazine.

  • No Gulfstream Signal for New York OTB Parlors

    With the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association seeking a higher rate for the Gulfstream Park signal, and the existing rate governed by a contract with the racetrack, the six off-track betting corporations in New York didn't carry the Jan. 3 opening-day program from the South Florida racetrack.

  • Ray Paulick
&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Lean and Clean

    <em>By Ray Paulick</em> - The NTRA's biggest success -- its lobbying efforts -- is reason alone to continue supporting the organization as it embraces change.

  • Changed Model

    <em>By James Platz</em> - While not a surprise, Churchill Downs' decision to sell Hoosier Park reflects on the health of the Indiana racing industry.

  • Philly Slots Congestion Means Fewer Weekend Races

    Citing concerns over crowded conditions in the grandstand because of an influx of slot-machine players, Philadelphia Park Racetrack & Casino announced Jan. 2 it would move first post time back 20 minutes and drop races from its weekend cards.