Headlines for Friday, November 30, 2007

  • Street Sense's Derby Triumph is one of the choices for 2007th NTRA Moment of the Year.

    NTRA Moment of the Year Vote Begins

    Voting is underway at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Web site, www.ntra.com, for the ninth annual "NTRA Moment of the Year." Voters can choose from among 12 images drawn from the year's events.

  • 2007 Breeders' Cup Winner Curlin

    Curlin Ships to Fair Grounds

    Curlin, the leading candidate for 2007 Horse of the Year, arrived at Fair Grounds Nov. 27 following a van ride from Churchill Downs, but his racing future is still undecided.

  • Colt, Galileo - Epping, purchased for 470,000 gns ($990,546).

    Tattersalls Dec. Foal Sale Day Four

    Demi O'Byrne bought the top four lots at yesterday's penultimate foal session of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale with his purchases headed by a 470,000gns ($990,546) half brother to group I St. Leger second-place finisher The Last Drop, by Galileo.

  • Chuck Champion

    Champion Resigns Youbet Posts

    Chuck Champion has resigned his executive positions with Youbet.com, ending a five-year tenure that featured bouts of growth and turmoil for the advance deposit wagering entity.

  • Chris Dragone

    Dragone Ready for MJC Challenge

    Chris Dragone knows he is wading into some fiery situations as the new head of the Maryland Jockey Club, but said he is more than willing to take whatever heat necessary to right a rocky ship.

  • Steeplechase Posts Record in 2007

    National Steeplechase Association purses were a record $5,357,645 in 2007, up 10.5% from last year, according to the organization's year-end statistics released Nov. 30.

  • Trainer Gets First Win at 66-1

    Tres Delaforce scored her first win as a trainer Nov. 29 when Kite Falcon went gate-to-wire in the eighth race at Turfway Park, lighting up the toteboard at odds of 66-1. The 5-year-old gelding by Kokand was only Delaforce's eighth starter.

  • Mary Delaney won the April 11 Vinery Madison Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland.

    Mary Delaney Returns to Turfway

    Mary Delaney has not been in top form since April, but a return trip to her favorite racetrack might be just what the doctor ordered, as the 4-year-old Hennessy filly looks to get back to her winning ways Dec. 1 in the $50,000 Holiday Inaugural at Turfway Park.

  • The six mid-Atlantic state (in green) will ban the use of steroids in racehorses effective April 1, 2008.

    Mid-Atlantic Steroids Ban Official

    As expected, states in the Mid-Atlantic region have announced they are working to implement a ban on anabolic steroids in racehorses effective April 1, 2008.

  • Drug Consortium Announces Two Hires

    The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has hired Dr. William Muir as research coordinator and Hallie Roach as communications coordinator.