Headlines for Wednesday, March 7, 2007

  • Trainer Bobby Frankel ties Charlie Whittingham's record 869 wins at Santa Anita.

    Frankel Equals Whittingham's Santa Anita Win Total

    Bobby Frankel equaled Charlie Whittingham's Santa Anita record of 869 training victories when his 6-5 favorite Les Grands Trois captured Wednesday's featured $50,800 Mister Frisky allowance event.

  • Lone Star Park Foundation Awards $90,000

    The Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation for Grand Prairie awarded $90,000 to 16 Grand Prairie, Texas, charities March 7 during a ceremony at the track.

  • Lingfield's Winter Derby Winner to be Invited to Gold Cup

    In an agreement with Lingfield Park Racecourse in Surrey, England, Hollywood Park will issue an invitation to the winner of the 2007 Winter Derby (Eng-III) to participate in the 68th running of the $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) on June 30.

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    Razorback Rivals Could Learn Lessons Friday

    Magna Graduate and Student Council plan to take their Oaklawn-based rivals to school in Friday's $150,000 Razorback Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) for older horses going 1 1/16 miles.

  • Baze Claims 11th Isaac Murphy Award

    Racing Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze, who became Thoroughbred racing's all-time leading jockey by victories in 2006, will receive his 11th overall Isaac Murphy Award from the National Turf Writers Association for finishing last season with the highest winning percentage of any North American jockey. Baze will receive his honor from the NTWA later this year.

  • Grade II winner Chace City Dead

    Chace City, a grade II winner at Saratoga at 2 last year, was euthanized Jan. 16 following complications from an impacted intestine.

  • Churchill Downs Adds Quarantine Facility

    Foreign horsemen who wish to ship their Thoroughbreds to compete in the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks and other races at Churchill Downs will benefit from an on-track quarantine and isolation facility now located on the grounds.

  • HRTV's 'Target Louisville' Returns

    Racing fans will be able to get the latest information on the road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) when HorseRacing TV's "Target Louisville, presented by Coolmore America" returns for its third consecutive year March 8 at 9 p.m. EST.

  • Group Begins Study in Wake of Bacterial Disease

    A working group in Central Kentucky has begun an epidemiological study in the wake of 40 cases of equine leptospirosis, a bacterial disease that has resulted in foal loss in some mares.

  • Federal Court of Appeals Affirms Horse Slaughter Illegal in Texas

    The entire 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed March 5 an earlier panel decision upholding a Texas state law that bans the sale of horsemeat for human consumption. However, Texas Rep. Sid Miller filed a bill the same day that would allow the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the state.

  • HRRN Adds New Orleans Affiliate

    The Horse Racing Radio Network will make its inaugural visit to historic Fair Grounds Race Course March 10 to provide listeners throughout Kentucky and New Orleans with live coverage of all five Fair Grounds stakes races.

  • West Virginia Senate OKs Racetrack Table Games Bill

    The West Virginia Senate March 6 voted to legalize table games at the state's horse and dog racing tracks. The bill, which already passed the House of Delegates, must return there for concurrence.