Headlines for Thursday, November 29, 2007

  • Royal Randwick Racecourse

    Racing Returns to Royal Randwick

    It is fitting that global sprinting icon Takeover Target will headline the much anticipated return to Sydney racing as fans flock to the meet at Royal Randwick this Saturday

  • Calif. Jockey Health Plan Boosted

    The California Horse Racing Board gave the go-ahead Nov. 29 to begin forming a trust to oversee a new jockeys' health insurance program in the state beginning Jan. 1, 2008.

  • Pat O'Brien winner Greg's Gold headlines the Vernon Underwood Stakes.

    Greg's Gold Looks to Rebound

    Already with a stakes win over the Hollywood Cushion Track this year, Greg's Gold will try to put a disappointing Breeders' Cup behind him when he faces five rivals in the $100,000 Vernon Underwood Stakes (gr. III) Dec. 2, a six-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds and up.

  • E. J. Perrodin

    Perrodin Recovering From Injuries

    Veteran Louisiana-based jockey E.J. Perrodin had successful surgery Nov. 27 at University Hospital to repair a cracked pelvis, but still faces a lengthy recovery following injuries sustained last week at Fair Grounds.

  • Anak Nakal

    Distance Adds Upside to Anak Nakal

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER by Avalyn Hunter Anak Nakal's win in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) November 24 indicates that Four Roses Thoroughbreds does have a promising young racehorse with plenty of potential for improvement. That's a nice thing to have when looking forward to the 2008 Triple Crown trail. Any stamina transmitted to Anak Nakal by his sire Victory Gallop, winner of the 1998 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) is supplemented nicely by the distaff side of his pedigree. Anak Nakal's dam, Misk, was produced from Perlee (FR), who scored her biggest win in the 1982 Prix de Minerve (Fr-III) over 2,400 meters.

  • Cole Norman

    Trainer Norman Charged with DWI

    Trainer Cole Norman was arrested and charged Nov. 26 with driving while intoxicated, hit and run, simple criminal property damage, and possession of the drugs Lortab and Xanax without a prescription in his hometown of Haughton, La.

  • Oasis Dream - Dominica colt sold for 400,000gns ($865,783).

    Tattersalls Dec. Foal Sale Day 3

    Sales stepped up a notch at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale in Newmarket yesterday with John Ferguson stealing the show when spending 400,000gns on an Oasis Dream (Green Desert) colt out of King's Stand Stakes (Eng-gr. II) winner Dominica (Alhaarth).

  • NYRA Seeks to Protect Film Archives

    Keeneland Association and the New York Racing Association are collaborating on a project to preserve NYRA's film and video archives, which span more than 100 years of racing.

  • Dr. Wayne Gertmenian

    Gertmenian Reviews Guild Bankruptcy

    The largest creditors in the Jockeys' Guild bankruptcy case are two past national managers now involved in legal proceedings against the organization, and both have been selected as part of a five-member committee made up of creditors with significant claims against the Guild.

  • Sugar Shake seeks her fourth graded stakes victory of the year Saturday in the $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II).

    Sugar Shake Top Threat in Bayakoa

    Frank Stronach's Sugar Shake seeks her fourth graded stakes victory of the year Dec. 1, as she leads a field of seven in the $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II), a 1 1/16-mile test for fillies and mares on the Hollywood Cushion Track.

  • Oprah Winney looks to rebound from her disappointing race in the Breeders' Cup.

    Oprah Winney Wants Garland of Roses

    Oprah Winney exits an effort that disappointed her connections in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, but the competition will be softer for their filly in the $75,000 Garland of Roses Handicap at Aqueduct on Dec. 1.

  • Jocks' Guild to Assemble Dec. 2-4

    The first gathering of membership since the Jockeys' Guild filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection will take place Dec. 2-4 in Louisville, with an update on the financial and legal status of the organization expected from Guild leaders.

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    Ky. Derby Trail: Go East, Young Man

    As we head into December, a well-funded trainer is looking for a potential Kentucky Derby horse, but does not want a horse based in Southern California. At the same time, a well-funded gambler is looking for a solid Derby horse to bet in the future book, but he, too, is looking away from California. The reason behind their thinking is quite simple.

  • Apprentice Cedeno Tries Aqueduct

    Apprentice Carol Cedeno has already made her presence known this year at Philadelphia Park and the Meadowlands. The 19-year-old is now tackling Aqueduct, and got off to a quick start opening day of the inner track meet by winning two races on Nov. 28.

  • The slots parlor at Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream Park Cuts Slots

    Magna Entertainment Corp. has overhauled the ailing slots operation at its Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino complex by reducing the amount of machines it offers and expanding its simulcasting area.

  • Preachinatthebar after his biggest win, the San Felipe (gr. II)

    Preachinatthebar to JEH

    Preachinatthebar, a multiple graded stakes winner by Silver Charm, has been acquired for stallion duty in 2008 at Jim Helzer's JEH Stallion Station--Oklahoma Division near Wynnewood.

  • Osorio to Newsells Park

    Italian champion Osorio has been relocated to Newsells Park Stud near Newmarket, England.

  • CHRB to Tackle Steroid-Free Cup

    The California Horse Racing Board is planning for the first anabolic steroid-free Breeders' Cup World Championships in 2008 at Santa Anita Park.