Articles posted January 15, 2009

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Churchill Picks Johnson as New Announcer

Churchill Picks Johnson as New Announcer

Mark Johnson, one of the most popular and acclaimed horse racing commentators in Britain, will bring his talents to America in 2009 as the new track announcer for Churchill Downs. The announcement was formally made by track officials during at news conference at the historic Louisville, Ky. racetrack Jan. 15.

Sprint Highlights Santa Anita Millions

Sprint Highlights Santa Anita Millions

A total of 126 horses were pre-entered for the Sunshine Millions, which will be run Jan. 24 at Santa Anita Park and Gulfstream Park, both owned by Magna Entertainment. The eight races feature Florida-breds against California-breds, with purses of $3.6 million.

Palomino Filly Arrives at Keeneland

Palomino Filly Arrives at Keeneland

Splash of Vanilla, believed to be the first Palomino Thoroughbred entered in a Keeneland auction, arrived on the sale grounds in Lexington Jan. 15 around noon and then settled down in Barn 24. The 2-year-old filly is scheduled to be offered as Hip. No. 2176 during the Jan. 17 final session of Keeneland's horses of all ages sale.

Turfway Cancels Racing Again

Turfway Cancels Racing Again

With windchill temperatures again expected to plunge well below zero, Turfway Park has canceled live racing for Friday, Jan. 16. The track will remain open for simulcasting, with gates opening at 11:15 a.m.

Maryland Legislators Honor McKay

Maryland Legislators Honor McKay

As 2009 begins, three Maryland State legislators are joining forces to recognize a Maryland's sports visionary who passed away earlier this year.

On Call Program Receives Eclipse Award

On Call Program Receives Eclipse Award

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form, and the National Turf Writers Association Jan. 15 announced that the veterinary On Call media-assistance program of the American Association of Equine Practitioners has been honored with the 2008 Special Eclipse Award.

KY Horsemen Circulating VLT Petition

The Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association is circulating a petition asking the General Assembly to support legislation to authorize video lottery terminals at racetracks in the state.

That Handicapping Show: San Rafael

That Handicapping Show: San Rafael

Jason and Tom analyze the San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita on Saturday, January 17. The Wizard's Spotlight Play, Race 10 at Fair Grounds, is also on Saturday. Download a PDF of the "The Wizard's Spotlight Play" as well as free Brisnet Past Performances of the San Rafael.

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