Headlines for Friday, March 30, 2007

  • Big Jump for Magnificience in Santa Paula

    Magnificience, a dazzling 6 1/2-length winner of her maiden debut three weeks ago, jumps directly into stakes action Sunday in the $100,000-added Santa Paula Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita.

  • State Senator Seeks Shapiro's Resignation

    California state senator Leland Yee introduced a resolution March 29 calling for the resignation of Richard Shapiro, the chairman of the California Horse Racing Board, following a vote a week earlier causing the likely closure of the historic Bay Meadows horse track in San Mateo.

  • Great Hunter may be cleared to ship to Kentucky for Toyota Blue Grass Stakes.

    Proposal Paves Way for Great Hunter's Blue Grass Start

    The principal parties involved in a legal dispute over star runner Great Hunter have agreed on terms that could prevent controversy over the colt's scheduled start in the April 14 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), an attorney involved in the matter said.

  • CDI Approved to Operate Wagering Hub in Oregon

    Churchill Downs Inc. has received approval to operate an account wagering hub in Oregon and plans to have its new betting service, twinspires.com, operational before the spring meet begins at Churchill Downs April 28.

  • World Cup Connections Confident Day Before Race

    The connections of Horse of the Year Invasor and challenger Discreet Cat remained confident Friday as the horses continued to prepare for Saturday's $6 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) at Nad al Sheba in Dubai.

  • Indiana Racetrack Slots Bill Advances Again

    The Indiana Senate has approved legislation that would authorize slot machines at Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs. The measure now goes back to the House of Representatives, where changes made by the Senate can be approved or rejected.

  • Round Pond Heads List of 15 Apple Blossom Noms

    Fox Hill Farm's Round Pond, winner of the 2006 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) and five of her six career starts at Oaklawn Park, is expected to return for her "home court advantage" next month. She heads a list of fifteen older fillies and mares nominated for the $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap.