Headlines for Thursday, October 18, 2007

  • California Approves License for TwinSpires.com

    As California continues to wrestle with improving advance deposit wagering, the state welcomed a new provider. TwinSpires.com was awarded an ADW license Oct. 18, making it the fourth company to offer home computer betting on horse racing in the state.

  • Tony Dutrow Registers 1,000th Win

    Trainer Tony Dutrow won his 1,000th career race Oct. 18 in the ninth race at Belmont Park with Zayat Stables' New York-bred La Ransom.

  • Labatt Woodbine Oaks winner Sealy Hill faces a big test in the E. P. Taylor.

    Sealy Hill Facing Tough Invaders in E.P. Taylor

    Labatt Woodbine Oaks winner Sealy Hill faces the biggest test of her career when the 3-year-old filly takes on a strong group of fillies and mares in the $1-million E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) on the Woodbine turf course Oct. 21.

  • Criminologist

    Porter on Pedigrees: Criminologist

    With the Breeders' Cup only days away, the American racing front has been relatively quiet. Still, this does give us the opportunity to turn the spotlight on a filly that appears to be a rising star, and in doing so, pay tribute to her recently deceased sire, Maria's Mon.

  • Oregon Calls Meeting to Discuss IRG Licensing

    The Oregon Racing Commission is looking into whether there are any statutory licensing actions to be taken against International Racing Group, which has had $1.5 million in funds seized by federal authorities.

  • Jockey McCauley Wins First Race Since 1998

    Jockey Herb McCauley, who returned to racing Sept. 1 after nine years on the sidelines, won his first race since his comeback when he guided Red Oak Stable's Missed The Prom to an eight-length victory in the sixth race at the Meadowlands Oct. 17 for trainer Greg Sacco.

  • Globetrotter will need some defections to make the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf field.

    Globetrotter an Alternate for Juvenile Turf

    Trainer Graham Motion said he was surprised graded races won in Canada do not earn a horse points under the Breeders' Cup criteria for selecting fields. As a result, his Canadian graded stakes winner, Globetrotter, is on the alternate list for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf.

  • Jockey Glasser in Belmont Spill

    Jockey Todd Glasser was sent to North Shore University Hospital after falling from his mount, Titanium Menace, in the first race at Belmont Park Oct. 18.

  • Naughty New Yorker makes his third consecutive start in the Empire Classic.

    Naughty New Yorker Targets Empire Classic

    Trainer Pat Kelly is hoping the third time is a charm for Naughty New Yorker when he runs the 5-year-old in the $250,000 Empire Classic Handicap Oct. 20 at Belmont Park.

  • Youbet In, IRG Out Among Those with Breeders' Cup Agreements

    Breeders' Cup Ltd. has anounced agreements to carry the World Championship signals with all major account deposit wagering platforms, including Youbet.com, which has been involved in a federal investigation regarding activities of its off-shore wagering entity, International Racing Group.

  • Tiago

    Breeders' Cup Focus: Tiago

    Dottie Ingordo has served as racing manager for Jerome and Ann Moss for more than 25 years. For her, one of the most exciting parts of the Thoroughbred business is watching a homebred weanling develop into a winning racehorse.

  • KET to Produce 'Thoroughbred' Documentary

    The first Kentucky-related documentary funded by a $2.25 million endowment to Kentucky Educational Television was announced at an Oct. 18 ceremony at Keeneland. The documentary, called "Thoroughbred," is slated to premier nationwide by March 2010.

  • International Full of Gifted Runners

    As Canada's richest horse race, it is only fitting that the $2 million Pattison Canadian International (Can-I) will include some of the most talented turf routers in the world. The 70th edition of the mile-and-a-half event will take place Oct. 21 on Woodbine's E.P. Taylor Turf Course and will be contested by a field of 12.

  • Street Sense Headed to Monmouth

    Street Sense, winner of the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and one of the favorites for next week's Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I) at Monmouth Park, will depart from Churchill Downs Oct. 18.

  • 'Hollywood' Herb McCauley in Comeback Win

    Late last night, in a $14,000 claiming race at the Meadowlands, Red Oak Stable's Missed The Prom sailed to an eight length win under a jockey who had not won a race since 1998. As the Greg Sacco trainee was led into the winners' circle, his rider couldn't help breathing a sigh of relief. It had taken nine years to reach this place, and the sweetness of the moment was overwhelming. Herb McCauley's comeback was complete.

  • Europe's top older horse Dylan Thomas has been nominated to a pair of races for this year's Cathay Pacific International Races in December.

    Dylan Thomas, Miss Andretti Lead Cathay Nominations

    The numbers may be down, but the quality is higher than ever for this year's Cathay Pacific International Races in Hong Kong in December, with Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Lucien Barriere (Fr-I) winner Dylan Thomas and runaway Global Sprint Challenge (Jpn-I) victor Miss Andretti leading an all-star nomination list.

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    McDynamo Aims for Fifth Breeders' Cup Win

    Champion steeplechaser McDynamo attempts to extend his history-making streak of success in the Breeders' Cup Grand National (NSA-I) Oct. 20 at the Far Hills Races in Far Hills, N.J.

  • Kentucky Stallions Busier Than Last Year

    The Jockey Club found both an increase in breeding activity in Kentucky and a slight decline in the number of North American stallions covering at least 100 mares.