Headlines for Wednesday, March 28, 2007

  • World Cup Report: Tension Mounts at Nad Al Sheba

    The build up to Saturday's Dubai World Cup night continued at Nad Al Sheba on Wednesday morning when several of the international challengers made their first appearances on the racetrack.

  • Discreet Cat Facing Severe Test in World Cup

    Godolphin's dashing son of Forestry enters the Dubai World Cup (gr. I) undefeated, yet he is not the overwhelming favorite and even top Godolphin officials concede that the world's richest race will be a severe test of his abilities.

  • Claiborne Presenting Sponsor for HRTV Derby Preps

    Claiborne Farm will be the presenting sponsor for HorseRacingTV's coverage of two important grade I preps for this year's $1 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands -- the Florida Derby (gr. I) and the Arkansas Derby (gr. II).

  • Lexington Museum to Salute 'Trainers of the Bluegrass'

    Following its popular 2006 exhibit featuring a dozen jockeys with close ties to the area, the Lexington History Museum salutes the "coaches" of the Thoroughbred industry. Opening April 9, the 2007 exhibit will feature famous race horse trainers either from the Bluegrass or whose careers have been made with significant success in the region.

  • NTRA's Horse PAC Annual Report Released; Board Changes Announced

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association March 28 released the 2006 Annual Report for its Political Action Committee, Horse PAC. New to the PAC Board in 2007 is owner/breeder Tracy Farmer. Peggy Hendershot, NTRA vice president of legislative and corporate planning, has been appointed PAC president.

  • Claiborne to Sponsor HRTV's Coverage of Florida, Arkansas Derbys

    The Hancock family's Claiborne Farm will be the presenting sponsor for HorseRacing TV's coverage of two important Kentucky Derby preps -- the Florida Derby (gr. I) and Arkansas Derby (gr. II). The Florida Derby will be March 31. The Arkansas Derby is April 14..

  • Fountain of Youth winner Scat Daddy next out in Saturday's Florida Derby.

    Scat Daddy Heads Florida Derby Field

    Post positions have been drawn for the next Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) stepping stone race, the March 31 Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park. Grade I winner Scat Daddy currently heads the field at morning line odds of 5-2.

  • MI Developments Announces Acquisition of Florida Property

    MI Developments announced March 28 that it has purchased from subsidiaries of Magna Entertainment a 157-acre development property in Palm Beach County, Fla., adjacent to MEC's Palm Meadows Training Center, for cash consideration of $35 million.

  • South Africa Makes Commingled Bets on U.S. Races

    Bettors in South Africa were able to wager directly into a United States pool March 27 when the full card from Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack was made available at racecourses, off-track betting outlets, and through an account wagering system.