Headlines for Tuesday, February 26, 2008

  • Veteran bloodstock agent Richard Galpin.

    Galpin in Grave Condition

    Veteran bloodstock agent Richard Galpin of Newmarket International is on life support at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in South Florida after becoming ill while in the Miami area for Tuesday's Fasig-Tipton select sale of 2-year-olds in training at Calder Race Course.

  • Einstein's pedigree has dominant Brazil-based sires on both sides.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D3655479%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Top Brazilian Sires Run in Einstein

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P> Einstein, the winner of three graded turf stakes, is from the second-to-last crop of 1985 Horse of the Year Spend a Buck, whose dominant stud career in South America is in sharp contrast to his performance in the United States. And though the 6-year-old horse is the only winner out of his dam Gay Charm, her sire is Ghadeer, whose daughters also produced grade I winners Investor's Dream, Irish Lover, and Forever Buck (all by Spend a Buck).

  • Traditionally to France

    Traditionally, one of three grade I winners out of unbeaten champion Personal Ensign, has been relocated to Haras du Thenney in France.

  • HRTV: Inside Information - 2/25/08

    Inside Information features a trio of racing professionals: Trainer Helen Pitts, who first trained Curlin and worked several years for Kenny McPeek; jockey David Flores, who has had a long and interesting journey to the top; and Ohio-based trainer Jake Radosevich, who has immersed himself in his work since his son was killed in a riding accident.

  • Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racetrack is one of the casinos that have generated higher-than-expected revenue thus far in Pennsylvania.

    Area Growth Could Impact Revenue

    Wall Street analysts agree Pennsylvania's racetrack casinos have generated higher-than-expected revenue thus far, but growth in the market, both in state and out, could impact those numbers going forward. Thus far, slot machines around the state are producing an average win per machine of $307. There are 11,500 slots, about a quarter of the total that could be operating when all gaming halls are open in the state.

  • Lonny Powell

    Powell Latest to Exit Youbet.com

    Lonny Powell has stepped down from his executive position with Youbet.com, joining others who have left the California-based advance deposit wagering company in recent months.

  • An amendment for the Kentucky casino bill failed to pass out of committee Feb. 26.

    KY Casino Bill Fails to Pass

    A Kentucky casino proposal continues to sit on Capitol Hill in Frankfort, as a bill for a constitutional amendment failed to pass out of committee Feb. 26.

  • Hip #55 (colt; Street Cry - Sage Cat by Tabasco Cat) brings $2.1 Million.

    Street Cry Colt Brings $2.1 Million

    A strapping son of Street Cry was the early standout Tuesday at the Fasig-Tipton Calder select sale of 2-year-olds in training, bringing $2.1 million from Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager John Ferguson at Calder Race Course.

  • Darren Rogers joins Churchill Downs March 3 as senior director of communications and media services.

    Rogers Joins Churchill Team

    Darren Rogers, director of communications at Lone Star Park since 1999, will join Churchill Downs racetrack on March 3 as senior director of communications and media services.

  • Retired Horses Task Force in NY

    A 13-member New York State Task Force on Retired Race Horses has been appointed to "investigate the feasibility of creating a larger market and alternative employment opportunities for retired race horses, as well as the costs and benefits of installing artificial turf at race courses."

  • Ky. Talks Timing of Steroid Rules

    The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has funded a research project to study threshold levels and withdrawal times of four approved anabolic steroids. But the timing of the study, which should be completed by August, could make it difficult for the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority to implement steroid regulations in the state by Jan. 1, 2009.

  • Curlin gets a feel for the Nad Al Sheba starting stalls on Feb. 26, 2008.

    Curlin Faces Five in Dubai

    Horse of the Year Curlin will face five challengers when he makes his debut at Nad Al Sheba on Thursday, Feb. 28.

  • Commentary: Spring Colors

    <i>By Terese Karmel</i> - Several years ago, I heard one of the finest speeches at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame inductions when trainer D. Wayne Lukas reminisced about that year's horse nominee, Winning Colors.

  • Saturday&#39;s AJC Gimcrack Stakes in Australia is sponsored by Keeneland.

    Keeneland Race in Australia

    Saturday's listed AJC Gimcrack Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Royal Randwick in Australia on Saturday will be sponsored by the Keeneland Association.

  • Triple Crown Talk Blog

    BloodHorse staff writer/blogger Jason Shandler takes to the Triple Crown Trail with a look at the "Derby Drought" that has followed three of the best trainers in the world - Bill Mott, Todd Pletcher and Steve Asmussen. Though between them they have more than $420 million in purse money and nearly 10,000 wins, the dynamic trio is a combined 0-for-30 on Derby day.

  • Timing of Steroid Study Could Impact Regulations

    The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) has funded a research project to study threshold levels and withdrawal times of four approved anabolic steroids. But the timing of the study, which should be completed by August, could make it difficult for the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority to implement steroid regulations in the state by Jan. 1, 2009....