Headlines for Friday, September 12, 2008

  • HRTV: Pursuit of the Cup Sept 12 (Video)

    HRTV's weekly series analyzing each division of the Breeders' Cup. This episode includes an preview of the Monmouth Stakes, a Recap of the Woodbine Mine, previews of the Futurity and the Arlington-Washington Futurity, and much, much more.

  • Washington Cup VI Set for Sunday

    Washington-breds will be out in force Sept. 14 at Emerald Downs as the track features Washington Cup VI -- a series of seven races worth $350,000 in purses.

  • Calder Race Course has won the right to install slot machines.

    Calder Cuts Purses; Eliminates Stakes

    Calder Race Course has announced another major cut in purses and the cancellation of eight $100,000 stakes races. The track, in a release, said it was trimming overnight purses by 17% effective Sept. 18.

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    Male Line Cross Yields Vineyard Haven

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Generally speaking, crossing the sire by a certain male line with a mare from the same male line produces below average results. But here is Vineyard Haven, the results of such a cross, who beat some rising stars in the Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes (gr. I).

  • NYRA Gets 25-Year Extension

    The New York Racing Association, created more than 50 years ago to bolster the Thoroughbred industry, took on a new life Sept. 12 with the formal approval by the state of a new 25-year franchise to exclusively operate Aqueduct, Belmont, and Saratoga racetracks.

  • Delightful Kiss

    Delightful Kiss Is Going the Distance

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P> Hobeau Farm owner Jack Dreyfus as been three-times blessed with Delightful Kiss, recent winner of the Turfway Park Championship Stakes (gr. III). The colt is a fourth generation homebred, a graded stakes winner, and now a Breeders' Cup Marathon contender.

  • Lawsuit Filed Over Penn National Deal

    A Maryland attorney who is a shareholder of Penn National Gaming Inc. has filed a styled class-action lawsuit against the publicly-traded gaming company and certain of its executives over the failed buyout attempt by two investment entities.

  • Circular Quay

    Circular Quay to Stand at Journeyman

    Grade I winner Circular Quay, a 4-year-old son of leading sire Thunder Gulch, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2009 breeding season at Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud near Ocala, Fla.

  • Farish, Hubbard Head Breeders' Cup Board

    William S. Farish Jr. was unanimously re-elected as Breeders' Cup chairman, and R.D. Hubbard selected as vice chairman, during the third-quarter meeting of the Breeders' Cup board of directors Sept. 5.

  • Computer Bets, Bookmaking Confab Topics

    Michael Konik, author of The Smart Money: How the World's Best Sports Bettors Beat the Bookies Out of Millions, will address the subject of programmed wagering and offshore booking Sept. 29, first day of the International Simulcast Conference in St. Petersburg, Fla.

  • The Green Monkey

    The Green Monkey to Stand for $5,000

    The Green Monkey, whose $16 million price is the highest ever for a horse sold at public auction, will begin his stallion career for a fee of $5,000 in 2009.

  • Ocean Terrace

    Ocean Terrace's First Winner

    Graded stakes winner Ocean Terrace was represented by his first winner when his son Against the Tide won Sept. 10.

  • FL Supreme Court Denies Tribe's Request

    The Supreme Court of Florida Sept. 11 denied a request by the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Gov. Charlie Crist for a re-hearing on its July 3 ruling that blackjack and baccarat are illegal at the tribe's Hollywood, Fla., casino.

  • That Handicapping Show: Sept 11 Episode

    Jason and Tom look at Big Brown (and his opponents) in the Monmouth Stakes.Plus, selections from John Pricci of Equiform for race 2 at Arlington Park Sept 13. The free “Race of the Week” download features Pricci's analysis of this race, plus the 7th at Arlington.On the Sept. 4 edition of “That Handicapping Show,” Equiform’s Cary Fotias nailed a pair of winners in his written analysis.

  • And They're Off: Sept. 10 from Keeneland

    Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin discuss the Curlin's Breeders' Cup Status, the 2010 Breeders' Cup site, Tin Cup Chalice, and remember Bill Donovan.Also, where to get the best lunch at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.