Headlines for Friday, January 15, 2010

  • Brackpool Replaces Harris as CHRB Chairman

    John Harris, a member of the California Horse Racing Board since 2000, announced he is ending his second stint as the board's chairman and will be leaving the regulatory agency in the next couple of months.

  • Takeout Hike OK'd to Help Simulcast Sites

    Responding to what track owner Dr. Ed Allred called "a desperate situation" at the state's simulcast wagering locations, the California Horse Racing Board agreed to hike takeout on Quarter Horse wagers at Los Alamitos.

  • Loup Breton appears to be the one to beat in the San Marcos Stakes.

    Classy Loup Breton Dangerous in San Marcos

    Loup Breton, whose stretch run fell a neck short in the San Gabriel Handicap (gr. IIT) as the favorite last month, appears to be the one to beat in the $150,000 San Marcos Stakes (gr. IIT) Jan. 18 at Santa Anita

  • NHC Handicapping Season to Kick Off

    Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas--host of the $1 million Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) on January 29-30, 2010--will host the second annual "Red Rock Shootout" Sunday, Jan. 31.

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    Piscitelli Works for Holy Bull

    Piscitelli worked five furlongs Jan. 15 in preparation for the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III). Dogwood Stables Aikenite is also expected in what looks to be a strong field.

  • Special Report: What's Working in Racing

    Excerpted from the pages of The Blood-Horse magazine, this special report features ten programs and ideas that give Thoroughbred racing and breeding participants a glimmer of hope for the new decade.

  • TrackNet/Cooperative Dispute Taking a Toll

    A dispute over signal rates between TrackNet Media Group and 17 racetracks in the Mid-Atlantic region is a primary reason Gulfstream's interstate wagering handle was down about 15% through the first seven days of its meet.

  • 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird was in the mutuel field in each of the three future wagering periods. <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%3D8063583%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Churchill Shortens Period for Future Wagers

    Churchill Downs will offer three Future Wager Pools for the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and one Future Wager Pool for the April 30 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). Each wagering period will be for three days.