Headlines for Thursday, August 13, 2009

  • THS: Sword Dancer Invitational

    Jason, Tom, and Tim Holland from twinspires, preview the Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) at Saratoga on August 15. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Sword Dancer.

  • F-T Starts Effort to Attract New Owners

    When Dubai-based Synergy Investments purchased Fasig-Tipton last year, officials of the auction firm said that one of the company's missions would be to bring in new participants to Thoroughbred racing. The initial effort, known as the Fasig-Tipton Racing Club, will involve a broad-based program that will identify racing enthusiasts who have the potential and desire to become active owners.

  • Oklahoma Sale Has 113 Yearlings Cataloged

    The Oklahoma City yearling sale, scheduled for Aug. 24 in Oklahoma, has 113 horses in its catalog, including a close relative to the $2.8-million Storm Cat – Onaga colt that topped the recent Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling auction. The yearling, by Storm Cat's grandson Lion Heart, is out of a full sister to Onaga, according to the auction's sales manager, Terri Carter.

  • Tuscan Evening defeated Patricia's Gem by a nose in the Royal Heroine Mile.<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%3D8320304%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Mabee Looks Like Wide-Open Affair

    Tuscan Evening has taken tremendous strides in going from a maiden to a graded stakes winner in just one season, but the 4-year-old filly will now get her stiffest test yet when she faces a solid field of fillies and mares that includes multiple grade I winner Magical Fantasy in the $350,000 John C. Mabee Stakes (gr. IT).

  • Remington Park

    Global Gaming to Buy Remington

    Global Gaming Solutions RP, LLC executed an agreement Aug. 11 with a subsidiary of Magna Entertainment Corp. for the sale of Remington Park to Global Gaming Solutions RP, LLC.

  • HRTV to Air Del Mar Replays

    HorseRacing TV will provide nightly replays of the Del Mar races, beginning this Saturday, Aug. 15.

  • Burgeis Stands Out In Australia

    The stakes-winning filly Burgeis brought Aust$310,000 ($256,525 in U.S. funds) Aug. 13 to top the opening session of the William Inglis & Son Melbourne August mixed sale in Australia. James Bester Bloodstock purchased the 4-year-old daughter of Catbird from Blue Gum Farm.

  • Four Gifts headlines the inaugural Charles Town Oaks.<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%3D8063250%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Four Gifts Takes Center Stage at Charles Town

    Multiple graded stakes winner Four Gifts headlines the inaugural running of the $250,000 Charles Town Oaks, the feature race on Race for the Ribbon night to be held Aug. 15 at Charles Town Races & Slots.

  • MEC Parent Asks to Sell Remington for $80M

    MI Developments, parent company of Magna Entertainment Corp., said Aug. 12 debtors filed a motion seeking court approval to sell MEC-owned Remington Park Racing & Casino in Oklahoma to a third party for $80.25 million pending "higher and better offers."

  • Monmouth Park

    New Rules at Monmouth for Crops, Toe Grabs

    Mike Dempsey, director of racing at Monmouth Park, announced Aug. 13 that new rules regarding riding crops used by jockeys, and the use of toe grabs on racing shoes will go into effect at the New Jersey track starting Aug. 19.

  • Ellis Park

    KEEP Hosting Rally to Promote Ellis Park

    With Ellis Park considering closing its doors, the Kentucky Equine Education Project is organizing a "Forever Ellis!" rally Aug. 22 at the racetrack as a way for horse industry enthusiasts to show their support for the nearly 90-year-old facility and the entire equine industry in the state.

  • Awesome Gem is the 2-1 favorite in the Longacres Mile at Emerald Downs.

    Awesome Gem Favored For Longacres Mile

    West Point Thoroughbreds' Awesome Gem, graded stakes-placed eight times in his career but with only a single blacktype victory, will look to shed his bridesmaid status when he takes on 11 rivals in the Emerald Downs' signature race -- the $300,000 Longacres Mile (gr. III) on Aug. 16.

  • Hialeah circa 1965

    Court Dismisses Minor's Suit on Hialeah

    A judge in a state circuit court in Miami on Aug. 8 dismissed Internet entrepreneur Halsey Minor's civil suit that requested a transfer in control of Hialeah Park from its chairman and principal owner John Brunetti to the city of Hialeah, Fla.

  • MTR Finances Improve; Focus Now on Ohio

    MTR Gaming Group, which cut jobs and corporate expenses in the past year, released improved financial results for the second quarter of 2009 and said it's poised for growth in Ohio, where racetrack video lottery terminals have been authorized.

  • Equine Dewormers: Use Care When Choosing Products

    <P>When confronted by shelves and shelves of dewormers, many horse owners can be confused about their choices--and the issue of equine <A href="http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=14011">parasite resistance</A> adds even greater confusion. <P>"Multiple studies from across the country have shown entire classes of dewormers are no longer working a...

  • Horses Potentially Exposed to Hendra Tracked, Tested

    <P>Veterinarians with Biosecurity Queensland have taken samples from 25 horses at a Cawarral horse facility to confirm any further cases of Hendra virus following the deaths of three horses at the property since July 28. The most recent death, which occurred Aug. 8, has been confirmed as a Hendra virus case. <P>Investigators have also tracked the 11 hor...

  • Vets to Participate in National Animal Health Emergency Response Corps

    <P>Veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and veterinary students can participate in the National Animal Health Emergency Response Corps, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced. The Animal Health Emergency Response Corps, a program of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, ensures that critical veterinary staffing needs are met duri...