Headlines for Monday, June 16, 2008

  • Churchill Penalized in Derby Gate Case

    Under an agreement with the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority, Churchill Downs has agreed to pay a $15,000 administrative penalty stemming from actions involving an assistant starter at this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Final Approval to New York OTB Deal

    Lawmakers in New York have given final approval of a deal in which the state takes over the control of the New York City Off-Track Betting Corp, a move that could be a prelude to consolidation of all the OTBs across the state.

  • Ky. Panel Continues to Study Steroids

    A committee of the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council is continuing to gather information on anabolic steroids and is not yet ready to make a recommendation to the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority.

  • Kentucky Bear, sixth last out in the Preakness (gr. I), looks to rebound in the $600,000 Colonial Turf Cup (gr. IIIT).

    Ten Seek Rich Colonial Turf Cup

    Ten colts hope to make it to "first base" June 21 at Colonial Downs with the fourth running of the $600,000 Colonial Turf Cup (gr. IIIT). The 1 1/16-race is the first leg of the $5-million Jacobs Investments Grand Slam of Grass.

  • Leigh Gray and Fusaichi Samurai

    Inside Track: Rehab Specialist

    Hundreds of former racehorses owe their second careers to Leigh Gray. Manager of Dr. Don Shields' lay-up facility, Winner's Circle Ranch in Bradbury, Calif., Gray not only rehabilitates racehorses for a living, she does it in her spare time.

  • Joe Fatalo

    Suffolk Executive Joe Fatalo Dead

    Joseph "Joe" Fatalo, vice president of operations at Suffolk Downs and a long-time employee of the track, died June 15.

  • Ontario CTHS Honors 2007 Champions

    The Ontario division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society honored the Ontario-bred champions of 2007 at its annual awards dinner held at Glencairn Golf Club in Milton, Ontario June 13.

  • City Place

    City Place's First Winner

    City Place recorded his first winner when his daughter Glitter City won in track-record time June 15 at Hollywood Park in her second start.