Headlines for Tuesday, March 25, 2008

  • RCI: Autonomous Betting Monitor Critical

    With RCI Integrity Services up and running, the Association of Racing Commissioners International has issued a strong call for the pari-mutuel industry to take advantage of something it believes is a no-brainer: an independent wagering monitoring system.

  • Kentucky Awaiting Research Into Steroids

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority intends to regulate use of anabolic steroids in racehorses but will wait until research into the testing for steroids in plasma is completed this summer before it moves ahead.

  • Albarado Founds Louisville Non-Profit

    One day before flying to Dubai in pursuit of the world's richest race, jockey Robby Albarado spoke of the newly-formed non-profit bearing his name that will help underprivileged individuals living in the Louisville, Ky. area.

  • Robby Albarado, jockey of Curlin

    Albarado Confident on Curlin in Dubai

    Robby Albarado will have a definite target on his back when he rides Curlin in the $6-million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse March 29. But the Cajun jockey is confident in his mount's ability and the way the 2007 Horse of the Year is going to handle his 4-year-old campaign.

  • Eugene Melnyk

    Biovail Fined; Melnyk Charges Remain

    Canadian drug maker Biovail Corp., which was formerly headed by prominent Thoroughbred owner-breeder Eugene Melnyk, agreed March 24 to pay a $10-million fine to resolve federal regulators' charges of civil accounting fraud and deceiving investors and analysts.

  • Rick Dutrow Jr. will be busy this weekend, with two horses running in Dubai and Big Brown in the Florida Derby.

    Dutrow's Big Weekend Includes Dubai

    Rick Dutrow may be staying in the United States this weekend, but his runners in Dubai are not to be discounted. On March 29, Benny the Bull tackles the Golden Shaheen while Diamond Stripes aims for the Godolphin Mile.

  • Morning Line Goes to Dubai: Day 2

    A day after his last workout for the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), Curlin was ready to do more, said Scott Blasi, who has spent the last month tending only to Curlin, satisfying the colt's every need and keeping him focused on the task that lies ahead.

  • Dan Liebman Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: Detox

    <i> By Dan Liebman</i> - Imagine using something in your profession for 25 years because you believe it to be beneficial, and then having regulators take it away from you.

  • Commentary: Let's Get Fiscal

    <i> By Richard Zwirn</i> - While not an economist, it was clear that these are difficult fiscal times. Costs for just about all goods and services have risen dramatically.

  • Classic Spotlight: Cool Coal Man

    How does the expression go? When one door closes another one opens? Well, not only did one door close for Robert LaPenta and Nick Zito, it hit them right in the face. That door was their pride and joy War Pass becoming unhinged in the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III). But, fortunately for them, behind door No. 2, stands Cool Coal Man.

  • HRTV: Inside Information - 3/24 (Video)

    HorseRacing TV's "Inside Information" show is a biweekly look at the horses, people and places in the Thoroughbred world. This episode features the 10-year anniversary of 1998 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Real Quiet; a behind-the-scenes look at the buying and selling of horses at Barrett's; and the relationship between Tokyo City's Keiba Racecourse and Santa Anita Park.