Headlines for Monday, January 28, 2008

  • Drainage problems have closed Santa Anita throughout January.

    Weather Woes Plague Santa Anita

    Rain that hit Southern California before Santa Anita had a chance to apply new materials to its Cushion Track synthetic surface forced several more days of cancellations. Santa Anita lost Jan. 24, 25, 27, and 28 due to weather, but a 24-hour break allowed the track to host its half of the Sunshine Millions program Jan. 26.

  • Trainer Bruce Haynes Dead

    Veteran steeplechase trainer Bruce Haynes died Jan. 24 while caring for horses at his family's farm near Bristol, Tenn.

  • Grade II winner Memorette is booked to Empire Maker.

    Grade II Winner Memorette Retired

    Memorette, a grade II-winning mare for Betty Currin, was retired following her third-place effort in the Jan. 26 Sunshine Millions Distaff Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

  • Youbet Set for Illinois Wagering

    Youbet.com has reached an exclusive agreement with four Illinois racetracks to offer advance deposit wagering access to residents of the state, a deal that is being called the first of its kind because of its revenue sharing program.

  • The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit will be held at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion.

    Summit Will Examine Progress

    The second Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, set for March 17-18 at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion, will feature wide-ranging discussions of critical equine health- and safety-related issues, including progress reports from the working committees established coming out of the original summit in October 2006.

  • Philadelphia Park

    PA Seeks to Keep 'Race' in Racino

    A Pennsylvania regulator said progress is being made in attempts to educate legislators and make sure horse racing gets its due as gaming parlors continue to open around the state, but much remains to be done.

  • South Dakota Considering Slaughter

    A bill that would make a state-funded loan of up to $1 million available to construct a horse slaughtering facility in South Dakota is scheduled for a hearing in the state's Senate Agriculture Committee Jan. 29.

  • Badge of Silver

    Badge of Silver's First Foal

    The first reported foal sired by millionaire Badge of Silver is a filly born Jan. 26 at Carl Pollard's Hermitage Farm near Goshen, Ky.

  • Ascot Knight

    Ascot Knight Pensioned

    Ascot Knight, one of Canada's top stallions for years, has been pensioned after 19 years at stud because of declining health.