Headlines for Monday, November 19, 2007

  • Casinos may be coming to California racing facilities in the near future.

    Slots for Calif. Tracks Possible?

    A California state senator says he expects to see tribal casinos develop an ownership stake in racetracks, leading to the potential for wagering devices such as Instant Racing or slot machines at racing facilities.

  • TVG Sets Holiday Offerings

    TVG will air special coverage of some of the world's top Thoroughbred races Thanksgiving week, including live broadcasts of the Hollywood Turf Festival, the Japan Cup program from Tokyo, and the Hill 'N' Dale Cigar Mile (gr. I) from Aqueduct.

  • Barkerville to OSU

    Barkerville will stand at Oklahoma State University's Center for Veterinary Health Sciences Ranch.

  • Bishop Court Hill makes his first start for trainer Tom Albertrani in the Fall Highweight.

    Fall Highweight 'Cap Attracts Seven

    Grand Champion appears to have landed in the perfect spot to earn his first open stakes win in the $100,000 Fall Highweight Handicap at Aqueduct Nov. 22.

  • Horses have begun training over the all-weather SAFETRACK surface at OBS.

    OBS Unveils Synthetic Surface

    Ocala Breeders' Sale Co., which recently completed the conversion of its one-mile dirt racetrack to an all-weather SAFETRACK surface, had its first horses work over the new track Nov. 16.

  • Video: Keeneland Nov - Final Wrap

    As the marathon Keeneland November sale concludes, Ron Mitchell discusses factors that made the sale a success and analyzes the overall auction market with Tom Thornbury, associate director of sales at Keeneland.

  • TVG's third quarter handle accounted for over a 33% wagered through the Oregon hubs.

    Record Wagering Through Oregon Hubs

    Fueled by a record total from TVG, wagers handled through Oregon hubs jumped 19.7% for the third quarter of 2007, according to data released by the state's racing commission.

  • Six-year-old Unbridled Sidney won five turf stakes in her career.

    Unbridled Sidney Retired

    Unbridled Sidney, a five-time stakes winner, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare for owner Douglas Devenport at Nathan Fox' Richland Hills near Midway, Ky.

  • Majestic Warrior is one of several Derby 134 hopefuls from the Bill Mott barn.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Odd Man In

    You know it's early when you start carving into the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) before your Thanksgiving turkey, but this is a good time to start evaluating the 2-year-olds and get a jump on this week's grade II Remsen and Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes and grade III Hollywood Prevue.

  • The ramifications of equine influenza now have infiltrated the auction markets.

    EI Outbreak Affecting Yearling Sale

    The aftermath of Australia's equine influenza outbreak is aggravating an already tense rivalry between Victorian and New South Wales Thoroughbred breeders. Victoria breeders are asking that all yearlngs prepped in New South Wales for the Inglis Premier Sale in March be kept out of the sale. Australia currently has a ban on interstate horse transport. NWS breeders have said all vaccinated horses should be allowed to be shipped to the sale.

  • The ramifications of equine influenza now have infiltrated the auction markets.

    EI Oubreak Affecting Yearling Sales

    The aftermath of Australia's equine influenza outbreak is aggravating an already tense rivalry between Victorian and New South Wales Thoroughbred breeders. Victoria breeders are asking that all yearlngs prepped in New South Wales for the Inglis Premier Sale in March be kept out of the sale. Australia currently has a ban on interstate horse transport. NWS breeders have said all vaccinated horses should be allowed to be shipped to the sale.