Headlines for Monday, April 2, 2007

  • Stakes Winner Lawrence the Roman Retired

    Lawrence the Roman, a 3-year-old son of Point Given who won his first three starts by a combined 25 1/4 lengths, has been retired from racing because of an injured leg.

  • Key participants withdraw from major bidder for New York racing franchise.

    Excelsior Loses Steinbrenner Family Backing

    Excelsior Racing Associates lost some of its major backing April 1, with the announcement that the Steinbrenner family and a major New York City development firm will no longer be involved in the effort to obtain New York's lucrative Thoroughbred racing franchise.

  • Fields Buys Majority Interest in Suffolk Downs

    A company headed by Richard Fields, who co-developed the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel projects in Florida, has purchased a majority interest in the company that owns Suffolk Downs in Massachusetts.

  • Zeitlin Replaces O'Hara as President of Equibase

    Hank Zeitlin has been named president and chief operating officer of Equibase Co., succeeding Philip O'Hara Jr., who has resigned to pursue other opportunities in the Thoroughbred industry.