Headlines for Tuesday, June 19, 2007

  • Frank Stronach at the California Horse Racing Board meeting, Tuesday, June 19th.

    Stronach Tells CHRB He'll Use $24M on Upgrades

    Trying to undo the negative fallout over comments by his company's new CEO, Magna Entertainment founder Frank Stronach pledged $24 million for installation of synthetic racing surfaces at Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields as well as much needed refurbishing of the Santa Anita barn area.

  • Ed Friendly in a 2004 photo.

    California Breeder/Owner Ed Friendly Dies

    Ed Friendly, who founded the Thoroughbred Owners of California, died June 17 at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., after a year-long battle with cancer.

  • TVG to Televise Racing from Royal Ascot

    TVG, in partnership with At The Races in the United Kingdom, will carry live racing from the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting, which runs June 19 through June 23. The partnership will allow racing fans in the United States to watch and wager on every race from the Royal Ascot,

  • Commentary: Follow That Car

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - But just imagine if the owner of every racetrack in North America could agree to do what is best for the sport overall, realizing what is best for all is best for one. Think of one network carrying every race televised across the continent with a cohesive schedule understood by fans.

  • Commentary: Own Responsibly

    <i>Dr. Tom Lenz</i> - It's a simple philosophy, and one that makes perfect sense. If prospective and current horse owners are responsible and research their options before they commit to buy, breed, or sell a horse, the result will be fewer unwanted horses.