Headlines for Tuesday, December 8, 2009

  • Betfair Wants to Expand U.S. Wagering

    Betfair, operator of the Great Britain-based betting exchange and owner of TVG, wants to work with the United States pari-mutuel industry to expand wagering opportunities, a top official with the company said Dec. 8.

  • Star Guitar is seeking to become the third Thoroughbred in history to win three times on a Louisiana Champions Day program in New Orleans.

    Star Guitar, Others Seek Louisiana Repeats

    Brittlyn Stable's Star Guitar is seeking to become the third Thoroughbred in history to win three times on a Louisiana Champions Day program in New Orleans when he goes forward in the Louisiana Champions Day Classic.

  • WV Panel Pursues Appeal on Exclusion Cases

    The West Virginia Racing Commission voted unanimously Dec. 7 to pursue an appeal of a ruling by a circuit court that said it can't conduct hearings into exclusion cases at Charles Town Races & Slots.

  • Time to Get Even to Lovacres in California

    Graded stakes winner Time to Get Even has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2010 at Terry Lovinger's Lovacres Ranch in Warner Springs, Calif.

  • Franks Mem. 2YO Sale Set for March 21

    The eighth annual John Franks Memorial 2-year-olds in training sale will be held March 21 at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino in Louisiana.

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    Ky. Derby Trail: December Doldrums

    Who cares if it's only December? You can still pretend eggnog is really a mint julep or that Santa means Santa Anita Derby or that poinsettias smell like roses or that "Jingle Bells" sounds like "My Old Kentucky Home."

  • HealthWatch: Colic Surgery for Older Horses

    Geriatric horses have lower survival rates than younger horses following exploratory colic surgery, but a year later there's no significant difference in survival rates between the age groups.

  • Mick Kinane, who rode Cartier Award winner Sea The Stars, has followed that brilliant colt into retirement.

    Jockey Mick Kinane Retires

    Mick Kinane, whose profile has never been higher thanks to his stunningly successful partnership with Cartier Award winner Sea The Stars, has followed that brilliant colt into retirement.