Headlines for Tuesday, February 27, 2007

  • Magna Entertainment Names CEO, Director

    Michael Neuman was named Magna Entertainment's new chief executive officer and Charlie J. Williams was appointed to the company's board of directors, it was announced Feb. 27.

  • Major Sire Runaway Groom Pensioned

    Major sire Runaway Groom, who won a memorable Travers Stakes (gr. I), has been pensioned due to the infirmities of old age.

  • Tagg, Gorham, O'Neill Discuss Upcoming Derby Preps

    With several major prep races for the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) rapidly approaching this weekend, three prominent trainers discussed Tuesday how their contenders are progressing toward their next start and the first Saturday in May.

  • Betting Hub Claims NYRA Should Pay Out Wagering Payoffs

    A North Dakota betting hub has broken ranks from other creditors with claims in the complex New York Racing Association bankruptcy case, filing a federal lawsuit that demands the racetrack operator immediately pay out over $1.6 million in net payoffs it claims it is owed from wagering pools.

  • Elastikon Award to Promote Soundness In Horses

    A research project aimed at avoiding a common type of fracture in athletic horses has been designated the recipient of the first Elastikon Equine Research Award. The Elastikon Award is made possible by a grant from Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.

  • Real Quiet Sidelined from Stallion Duty

    Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Real Quiet was taken to the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center Feb. 19 after showing signs of discomfort.

  • Real Quiet Sidelined from Stallion Duty

    Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Real Quiet was taken to the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center Feb. 19 after showing signs of discomfort.

  • Trainer Bob Baffert may have found a hidden star in Saint Paul.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Derby Dominators on the Move

    Nobiz Like Shobiz, Great Hunter, Stormello, and Scat Daddy will get most of the headlines in the Fountain of Youth and Robert B. Lewis Stakes (both gr. II), but there is undiscovered talent just waiting to take the Derby trail by storm, including a couple trained by two familiar names

  • Millionaire Megahertz' First Foal

    Michael Bello's Megahertz, a millionaire and grade I winner, produced her first offspring, a Giant's Causeway colt.

  • TCA Announces New Endowment Fund

    Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced a gift of $250,000 from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. The fund will be used to create a permanent endowment for TCA to assure future grant giving. TCA has granted more than $12 million over the past 16 years, to nearly 200 organizations in 35 states.