Headlines for Friday, March 28, 2008

  • Jones: Casino Bill 'Improperly Handled'

    The chairman of the Kentucky Equine Education Project said the organization is "disappointed" not only in the failure of legislation calling for a constitutional amendment on casino gambling, but also with the way the measure was handled from the beginning of this year's General Assembly session.

  • NYRA Losses Nearly Double for 2007

    In a financial statement released by the New York Racing Association March 28, the non-profit organization reported total net operating losses of $34.28 million in 2007. That figure is nearly double from 2006, when total net losses reached $17.83 million.

  • NYRA Net Operating Loss at $34 Million

    The New York Racing Association reported total net operating losses of $34.28 million in 2007. That figure is nearly double from 2006, when total net losses reached $17.83 million.

  • Filly Eight Belles is among the 110 nominees for the Arkansas Derby.<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%3D3918866%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Arkansas Derby Draws 110 Nominations

    Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner War Pass, current Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) favorite Pyro, and filly sensation Eight Belles head a list of 110 nominations for the 72nd running for the Arkansas Derby (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park.

  • Santa Anita leading jockey Garrett Gomez will be riding at Keeneland in April.

    Gomez to Keeneland, Bejarano Near Return

    Santa Anita leading jockey Garrett Gomez announced he is leaving for Keeneland next week while Rafael Bejarano, who has been sidelined since cracking two vertebrae in a spill on March 13 is nearing a return.

  • Trainer Doug O'Neill

    'Anita Stewards Order DQ in O'Neill Case

    Santa Anita stewards have disqualified a horse trained by Doug O'Neill from a first-place finish and ordered redistribution of the purse as a result of a test sample that showed the horse had raced with an excess of total carbon dioxide.

  • War Emblem

    War Emblem Battles On

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> The travails of War Emblem's stud career in Japan have been fairly well documented. Less realized, however, is that the results from his few representative runners have been extremely good, and that in 2008 he is already sire of three 3-year-old black type winners.

  • Rick Porter&#39;s Fox Hill Farm has purchased 51% interest in Richard Brand&#39;s Biker Boy.

    Porter Buys Interest in Biker Boy

    Rick Porter's Fox Hill Farm has purchased 51% interest in Richard Brand's Biker Boy, the 3-year-old Nick Zito trainee whose March 16 debut resulted in a 93 Beyer and a 3 Ragozin number.

  • Improvement Program Approved in Canada

    The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) unveiled the 2008 Thoroughbred Improvement Program (TIP), following approval of the Ontario Racing Commission. Valued at $9.6 million, the TIP includes increases in breeders award distributions, overnight stakes races, and the introduction of a new OSS stakes award program.

  • Tracy Hebert, shown winning the Sportman&#39;s Paradise on Beta Capo in March 2007, has been granted a license to ride by the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority.

    Hebert Cleared to Ride at Churchill

    Jockey Tracy Hebert has been granted a license to ride by the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority and will be allowed to accept mounts at Churchill Downs, it was reported March 28.

  • Jim Cornes prepares for another Dubai World Cup.

    Morning Line Goes to Dubai: Day 5

    No American knows more about the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) from personal experience than Jim Cornes. The Dubai Racing Club official and former assistant to four-time Dubai champion trainer Kiaran McLaughlin has witnessed all but one of the previous 12 runnings of the world's richest race and will be there Saturday to see if Curlin can join the elite group of winners.

  • Track Owner Boosts Stake in MTR Gaming

    Jacobs Entertainment Inc. and its affiliates have recently increased their overall stake in MTR Gaming Group, a move that follows a January announcement that the owner of Colonial Downs was shifting its focus towards facilities that feature multiple forms of gaming.

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    BloodHorse.com Launches Interactive Game

    BloodHorse.com announces the launch of a fun new interactive game entitled "March into May." For the five week period leading up to this year's Kentucky Derby, Thoroughbred racing fans can cast their votes to determine "the greatest Thoroughbred of all-time."

  • HRTV's Target Louisville - 3/27 (Video)

    HRTV's originally produced weekly show on top Derby prospects and the road to the Triple Crown. This week's episode includes more on Big Brown, a recap of the Lane's End, an interview with Michael Iavarone, co-president of IEAH stables (owner of Big Brown, Court Vision, Pure Clan, and Ariege), and previews of the Florida Derby and the UAE Derby.

  • No-Claim Option OK'd for Calif. Owners

    Owners in California will have the option of "claim-proofing" a horse that has been on the shelf for at least 180 days for one start under a proposal advanced by the state's horse racing board March 27.