Headlines for Tuesday, May 15, 2007

  • CHRB Funding Pulled by Senate Committee

    The California Senate budget review committee said it would remove funding for the California Horse Racing Board unless the regulatory agency addresses problems and improves communication.

  • $230,000 Raised for Barbaro Fund through Derby Day

    Through Saturday, May 5, more than $230,000 had been raised in support of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Charities â€" Barbaro Memorial Fund, the NTRA announced May 10.

  • FTC Donates $315,000 to Community, Equine Programs

    The Florida Thoroughbred Charities donated $315,000 in 2007 to benefit equine and community programs at the local and state level. Since 1990 the FTC, a non-profit organization and the charitable arm of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association, has raised nearly $4 million.

  • Kentucky HBPA to Investigate Conflict over Derby Tickets

    Board members of the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association did not discuss complaints from trainers regarding an Oaks/Derby ticket provision agreement between the Kentucky HBPA and Churchill Downs at their May 15 meeting as originally planned. Instead, the Kentucky HBPA will conduct an independent investigation into the matter.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Bay Watch

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - Racing has enough problems without a grandstanding politician using his position to wage a personal war with a state regulator.

  • Charmin and Sheets

    <i>By Bill Nack</i> - The Derby, unique and demanding, requires that a horse be absolutely dead fit to win it.