Headlines for Wednesday, December 12, 2007

  • Ramonti

    Successful Inbreeding to Siblings

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Alan Porter has been intrigued for a long time by the potential upgrading effects of inbreeding through brothers, sisters, three-parts brothers and sisters, and other close relatives. Naturally, the top international group I winners Ramonti and Good Ba Ba attracted his attention because they are two interesting examples of inbreeding via siblings.

  • New York: Clock Ticks, Talks Rage

    With closed-door talks failing to produce a deal on a new Thoroughbred franchise in New York, state officials have begun discussing getting the framework of a deal in place before a Dec. 31 deadline with passage of an agreement by the legislature in early January.

  • Utopia

    Utopia to McMahon

    Utopia, a stakes winner in Japan, the U.S., and Dubai, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Joe and Anne McMahon's McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds near Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Country Star is the likely favorite in the Hollywood Starlet.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2436002%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Grade I Winners Clash in Starlet

    Country Star and Set Play, both grade I winners on synthetic surfaces, lead a field of nine 2-year-old fillies entered for the $421,500 Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) Dec. 15.

  • Grand Minstrel Dominant in Capote

    Grand Minstrel turned in a powerful performance to win the $76,750 Capote Stakes for 2-year-olds by five lengths at Aqueduct Dec. 12.

  • Paradise Dancer finished 2nd in last year&#39;s running of the Kenny Noe.

    Solid Field Set for Kenny Noe 'Cap

    Racegoers might get a sense of deja vu when the field heads postward for the $100,000 Kenny Noe Jr. Handicap (gr. III) at Calder Race Course Dec. 15. Many of the runners in the seven-furlong event have faced each other before, sometimes with very close results.

  • The paddock at Atlantic City Race Course during the short 2007 meet.

    Jersey Racing at Crossroads--Again

    With more dates in 2008 and, at this point, no purse subsidy from the state, New Jersey racing is at the crossroads again.

  • Turfway Park looks to schedule more day racing in 2008.

    Turfway Seeks Change in Post Times

    The year 2008 probably will bring some experimentation to Turfway Park, which has asked the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority for permission to switch from evening to daytime racing on Wednesdays and Thursdays during its three-month winter/spring meet.

  • Revved Up faces an overflow field in the $200,000 W.L. McKnight Handicap (gr. IIT) Saturday.

    Revved Up Ready to Roar in McKnight

    Revved Up and Soldier's Dancer, who staged a stirring stretch battle in the Bonnie Heath Turf Cup at Calder Race Course one month ago, square off again in the $200,000 W.L. McKnight Handicap (gr. IIT) Dec. 15.

  • NYRA Unveils 2008 Stakes Schedule

    The New York Racing Association released its 2008 stakes schedule Dec. 12, following approval by NYRA's board of trustees at its monthly meeting. The New York State Racing and Wagering Board still must give its approval, a standard procedure.

  • Dalvina easily won the Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 11.

    Dalvina Topweight in La Prevoyante

    Andrew and Marina Stone's Dalvina, entering off of a successful American debut, is the one to beat in the $200,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIT) Dec. 15 at Calder Race Course.

  • Actin Good winning the Pegasus (gr. III) at Monmouth Park on Breeders&#39; Cup Day

    Actin Good Leads Fred Hooper Field

    Actin Good, a lightly raced 3-year-old gelded son of Yes It's True, has the advantage of being the lone graded stakes winner in the $100,000 Fred W. Hooper Handicap (gr. III) Dec. 15 at Calder Race Course, and drew the outside post in the 1 1/8-mile event on the main track.

  • Dixieland Heat

    Dixieland Heat to Key Ranch

    Dixieland Heat, sire of Eclipse Award winner Xtra Heat, will stand at Joe and Sharon Kerby's Key Ranch near Salado, Texas.

  • HRTV's Inside Information -12/10/07

    HRTV's Inside Information - 12/10/07: Featuring Maggie Moss, the improbable leading owner of races won in 2006, and 17-year-old riding sensation Joe Talamo's journey from Louisiana to southern California.