Headlines for Monday, March 5, 2007

  • '98 Derby Winner Real Quiet Mending

    Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Real Quiet is recuperating at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center following treatment for abscesses in both hind feet.

  • West Virginia Senate to Vote on Table Games

    The West Virginia Senate is schedule to vote on legislation to authorize table games at the state's four tracks, including Charles Town Races & Slots and Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort.

  • TOBA to Offer Auction, Pedigree, and Conformation Clinic

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will conduct an Auction, Pedigree, and Conformation Clinic March 17-18 in Ocala, Fla. The registration fee for the clinic is $250 for TOBA members and $300 for non-members and includes all support materials, admission, and presentations.

  • Circular Quay Leads Field for Louisiana Derby

    Michael and Doreen Tabor's Circular Quay has been installed as the 9-5 morning-line favorite in a field of eight 3-year-olds for the 94th running of the $600,000 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds Race Course March 10.

  • Report: HBO Planning Barbaro Documentary

    HBO Sports, in an effort to increase its stature within and outside the company, is planning to announce soon the production of a documentary about Barbaro, the deceased winner of the 2006 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Magna Would Consider Selling Training Centers

    Amid news of improvement on operating losses and increased revenues, officials with Magna Entertainment also said during an earnings conference call March 5 that selling off prominent training centers in both California and Florida was within the realm of possibility.

  • Robert L. Evans, Churchill Downs president and CEO, said agreements will benefit customers and the industry.

    Churchill, Magna Enter Major Content Agreement

    Churchill Downs Inc. and Magna Entertainment Corp., the two leading owners of racetracks in North America, said March 5 they have entered into agreements that include CDI's purchase of 50% interest in MEC's HRTV network.

  • Grade I Winner Gorella Retired

    Gorella, a 2006 Eclipse Award finalist in the female turf division, has been retired from racing because of an ankle chip.

  • Winninginexcess to Winton in Florida

    Winninginexcess, a stakes-placed son of In Excess, has been bought by David and Suzanne Murphy's Winton's Farm for stallion duty.