Headlines for Thursday, April 5, 2007

  • Swindal Leaves Excelsior as N.Y. Franchise Bids Aired

    Steve Swindal, the New York Yankees executive embroiled in divorce proceedings with the daughter of George Steinbrenner, has dropped out of Excelsior Racing Associates, one of four groups vying to win the New York Thoroughbred franchise whose proposals were made public April 5.

  • Silver Tree, winning the Bernard Baruch.

    Silver Tree Stands Tall in Connally BC Turf 'Cap

    Peter Vegso's Silver Tree has been installed as the 8-5 morning line favorite in the $200,000 John B. Connally Breeders' Cup Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT), the highlight of closing weekend at Sam Houston Race Park Saturday.

  • Contante to Stonefield in New York

    Argentine-bred Contante, whose sire Interprete is the broodmare sire of Horse of the Year Invasor, will stand at Dr. Mark Kranz' Stonefield Farm near Clymer, N.Y.

  • Owner Milton Friedman Dies

    Milton Freidman, who raced several stakes winner at the Chicago tracks, died March 18 in Los Angeles.