Headlines for Friday, July 20, 2007

  • Merv Griffin Treated for Prostate Cancer

    Thoroughbred owner Merv Griffin, who campaigned 2005 juvenile champion Stevie Wonderboy, remained hospitalized July 20 with a recurrence of prostate cancer, according to an announcement posted on the entertainer's Web site.

  • Woodman's journey comes to end at age 24.

    Woodman Euthanized at Age 24

    Woodman, the sire and broodmare sire of more than 100 stakes winners, was euthanized July 19. He was 24.

  • Cable Boy Issues Warning With Sizzling Haskell Work

    If anyone is planning on being anywhere near the lead in the $1-million Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) Aug. 5, they better think twice before taking on Cable Boy, the undefeated local hero who tore up the Monmouth track Friday, working five furlongs between races in :57 1/5.

  • Field for Haskell Taking Shape

    The 2007 running of Monmouth Park's $1-million Haskell Invitational Presented by Vonage (gr. I) promises to be one of the best ever, with Preakness (gr. I) winner Curlin, Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) runner-up Hard Spun, and the undefeated Cable Boy heading the field.

  • Starlight Offering Partnerships in Yearling Purchases

    Starlight Stables is offering partnership opportunities "to a small number investors" in the horses it is purchasing this year at the yearling sales through Florida horseman Barry Berkelhammer, according to a press release issued Friday.

  • Borel and Violette to be Panelists at Museum of Racing

    Jockey Calvin Borel, winner of this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), and veteran trainer Rick Violette will be panel members for the Saratoga Preview program July 23 at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, has asked racing franchise bidders to re-submit proposals.

    Spitzer Asks Racing Franchise Contenders to Re-Submit Bids

    New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is asking the four entities vying for the state's Thoroughbred franchise to re-submit their bidding packages to reflect changes made in their structure and plans over the past year. He also opened the door for any of the existing bidders to join forces in a joint venture deal.