Headlines for Tuesday, December 16, 2008

  • Penn National Cancels Racing Dec. 16

    Live racing was cancelled at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course on Tuesday, Dec. 16, due to winter ice and weather conditions.

  • Scherer and Sons Hit Rare Trifecta

    When 3-year-old filly Talkin Indian won the ninth race at Fair Grounds on Dec. 7, the average racing fan likely did not notice a unique detail that came along with the first-level allowance victory.

  • Preakness Logo Unveiled

    Pimlico Race Course's clubhouse cupola and a Black-Eyed Susan flower are prominent in the logo for the 134th Preakness Stakes (gr. I), which was unveiled by the Maryland Jockey Club Dec. 16.

  • Chapel Royal Sets Juvenile Record

    Chapel Royal, a former Kentucky stallion getting ready to stand his first season at William Schettine's Signature Stallions near Reddick, Fla., in 2009, has become the new leader among Northern Hemisphere first-crop sires.

  • Cuba earned $393,180 in 2008 to help his sire Not For Love top the $6-million mark in 2008 progeny earnings.

    Not For Love Sets Record

    Not For Love, who stands at Richard Golden and Dr. Tom Bowman's Northview Stallion Station near Chesapeake City, Md., has ranked as Maryland most prominent sire for years. But what he has accomplished this year is truly exceptional.

  • Breeders' Cup Reverses; Will Fund Stakes

    Five days after it announced it was suspending its North American Stakes program, Breeders' Cup apparently has reversed itself and decided to fund the program for 2009, according to two members of its board.

  • Video: HRTV Notable 2008 Racing Moments

    The 2008 Thoroughbred racing season produced a host of great memories, and HorseRacing TV's news magazine show "Inside Information," provides a comprehensive recap of the sport's most indellible storylines in the season's final episode.

  • TCA Auction Raises $1.3 Million

    Despite the global economic slump, Thoroughbred Charities of America was able to raise a gross of $1.3 million dollars at its annual Stallion Season and Art Auction Dec. 5.

  • Firm Hired to Promote Derby, Oaks

    Churchill Downs Inc. for the first time has hired a marketing and communications company to promote the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), it was announced Dec. 16.

  • Fort Erie Poised to Close in 2009

    The owners of Fort Erie Race Track, which is the home of the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, have announced they will likely close the Ontario location by March 31, 2009.

  • Pinnacle Reacts to Economic Conditions

    Economic conditions have led the operators of Pinnacle Race Course in Michigan to put some expansion plans on hold, but the track's inaugural meet in 2008 exceeded expectations, officials said.

  • Belmont Park

    NY Governor Proposes Belmont Casino

    New York Gov. David Paterson is proposing to permit a casino at Belmont racetrack, a move he believes will raise $370 million in a franchise fee payment to the deficit-ridden state.

  • Coolmore Tops 2010 Epsom Derby Entries

    The combination of owners Sue Magnier, Derrick Smith and Michael Tabor have 72 early entries between them for the 2010 Epsom Derby (Eng-I) that will be run June 5, 2010, at Epsom Downs. A total 388 entries were made for the classic, which will have a purse of £1,250,000.

  • CHRB OKs One-Year ADW License Renewals

    With little discussion, the California Horse Racing Board unanimously approved license renewals for four advance deposit wagering companies doing business in the state for a one-year period.