Headlines for Thursday, December 20, 2007

  • Slew Gin Fizz, sire of Argentinian champion Latency.

    Potent Outcross Created Latency

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>Matching North American and South American bloodlines has always been a tricky business. Different racing conditions have helped to develop distinct Thoroughbred populations that do not always blend smoothly. One horse in whom north and south have met successfully is Argentine-bred Latency, champion miler and champion older male in Argentina in 2006 and the impressive winner of the prestigious Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini (Arg-I) Dec. 15.

  • Lone Star Park

    Lone Star Announces Spring Meet

    Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie's $400,000 Lone Star Derby (gr. III) highlights the Dallas-Fort Worth area racetrack's 2008 spring Thoroughbred season, which will feature 32 stakes events worth more than $3.5-million.

  • Jerry Bailey

    Bailey to Guild Creditors' Panel

    In the latest development in the Jockeys' Guild bankruptcy case, former Guild president Jerry Bailey was appointed to a creditors' committee that is chaired by outsted Guild manager Wayne Gertmenian.

  • Jess Jackson, co-founder of HOPA

    HOPA Reorganizes Board, Focus

    The Horse Owners' Protective Association, an industry advocacy group that was formed in part by activist owner Jess Jackson, has announced a reorganization of its board and an expanded focus of its mission.

  • A new car awaits the first two single-ticket, on-track Pick Six winners at the upcoming Santa Anita Meet.

    Santa Anita Spices Up Pick Six

    Beginning with it's opening day Dec. 26, Santa Anita's Pick Six wager will now include the possibility of providing a brand-new Chevrolet Corvette to any person with a single winning ticket that is purchased on-track.

  • Colonial Downs looks to expand its racing schedule for 2008.

    Colonial Meet Up to 45 Days in 2008

    Seeking overall growth in horse racing, the Virginia Racing Commission Dec. 19 extended Colonial Downs' request for 40 days of live Thoroughbred racing to 45 for 2008.

  • Another New Look for Gulfstream

    Gulfstream Park will have still another new look when it opens its season Jan. 3, 2008, and track president and general manager Bill Murphy says the latest changes come "from listening to what people wanted."

  • The Preakness Trophy

    Jacobs Trophies to Be Auctioned

    More than 200 racing trophies of the late Ethel D. Jacobs, North America's leading owner for three years, and her husband, Hirsch Jacobs, a Hall of Fame trainer, are being auctioned at Christie's in New York Jan. 17, 2008.

  • Legislators Eye Pari-Mutuel Model

    The current pari-mutuel structure has captured the attention of state legislators who will discuss the situation--and whether or not they need to get involved--during the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States winter meeting Jan. 4-6, 2008.

  • NYRA Oversight Panel Has New Chair

    A state government panel in charge of overseeing the New York Racing Association's finances--and the racing franchise as of Jan. 1, 2008--has a new chairman at a critical moment in the franchise negotiations.

  • HBPA of Ontario Joins New Coalition

    The Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario is the latest horsemen's group to join the Thoroughbred Horsemen's Group, which was established Dec. 5 to facilitate simulcast activities for horsemen and improve pari-mutuel economics.