Headlines for Tuesday, March 6, 2007

  • King's Drama, Einstein Head Muniz Field

    The 15th running of the $500,000 Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) at Fair Grounds March 10 drew a field of 11, topped by a pair of grade I winners, the Gary Tanaka-owned King's Drama and Midnight Cry Stable's Einstein.

  • Dr. Caton to Sandringham

    Stakes winner Dr. Caton, whose dam is a half-sister to Triple Crown winner Affirmed, has arrived for stallion duty at Thomas J. Young's Sandringham Farm near Georgetown, Ky.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Turn Signal

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Twenty years ago, in the infancy of whole-card simulcasting, there were fears that only the so-called "super tracks" would survive -- those offering the highest-quality racing signals to receiving sites around the country.

  • Major League

    <i>By Stan Bowker</i> -- With 38 pari-mutuel horse racing states and 38 sets of rules, achieving uniformity in anything, especially disqualifications for interference, is a constant challenge.

  • Rags To Riches Favored in Pool 2 of Kentucky Oaks Future Wager

    Rags to Riches has been installed as the morning line choice for Pool 2 of Churchill Downs' 2007 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager, which opens its four-day run March 8. The 24 betting interests in KOFW Pool 2 include nine fillies that were not among the horses listed in February's opening pool.

  • All-Weather Surface Summaries Now Available From Equibase

    Equibase announced March 6 that all-weather surface summaries reflecting each starter's career record and earnings on all-weather (synthetic) racing surfaces are now available for inclusion in live and simulcast race programs.

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    Appealing Zophie to Use Fair Grounds Oaks as Springboard

    Heiligbrodt Racing Stable's Appealing Zophie has been installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite among eight 3-year-old fillies for the $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) March 10 at Fair Grounds Race Course.

  • Youbet.com Says CDI-MEC Partnership a Positive

    Account wagering provider Youbet.com said it applauds the partnership between Churchill Downs Inc. and Magna Entertainment Corp. because it should assist in wagering growth.

  • Three Derby Preps Impact Graded Earnings List

    With three major Triple Crown prep races run over the March 3-4 weekend, the respective winners were elevated in the rankings of TC nominees based on earnings in graded stakes races.