Headlines for Monday, February 11, 2008

  • NYRA chairman C. Steven Duncker

    NYRA Discussions 'Going Backward'

    Negotiators on February 11 failed again to broker a new Thoroughbred franchise deal in New York, raising the chances that Aqueduct could go dark later this week.

  • Gaming Bills Floated in Florida

    Two Florida Senate leaders are sponsoring separate gaming bills, with goals that include increased revenue for the state's three Thoroughbred tracks and for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. As with previous years' gaming proposals in Florida, the bills face opposition from gambling opponents in the legislature.

  • FTK Posts Gains Across the Board

    As a snowfall befitting a winter sale began to whiten the ground at the Newtown paddocks in Lexington, the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale concluded Monday, Feb. 11, with solid gains in every category.

  • Penn to Open; Weather KOs Racing

    Hollywood Casino at Penn National will open its slot machines to the public Feb. 12, but live Thoroughbred racing will have to wait at least another day.

  • Arlene Phillips

    Inside Track: Much Too Young

    Nearly three decades ago, Arlene Phillips predicted she wouldn't leave horse racing any time soon. At age 83 and much too young to hang it up, Phillips continues to breed, own, and train Thoroughbreds despite her advanced age.

  • Racehorse Identification More than Flipping Lips

    <P><EM>A weekly feature found only on </EM><A href="http://www.bloodhorsenow.com/" target=_blank><EM>BloodHorseNOW.com</EM></A><EM>, The "Inside Track" is dedicated to the people in Thoroughbred racing that may not always make the headlines, but nevertheless are vitally important to the sport.</EM> <P>It has been nearly 20 years since one of the most no...