Headlines for Thursday, January 7, 2010

  • Cotton Tinsley Remembered Fondly

    Santa Anita-based horsemen had fond memories of the late former trainer J.E. "Cotton" Tinsley, who will be remembered during a gathering of his friends on Jan. 11 at Arcadia Golf Course. Tinsley was found dead Jan. 4

  • NY Breeders Group Issues Warning

    The New York City Off-Track Betting Corp.'s bankruptcy petition and attempt to alter how it funds the industry risks undermining the state's already hard-hit breeding programs, New York's leading breeding group is warning.

  • Apprentice McManigell Wins First Race

    Apprentice jockey Kristina McManigell won her first career race when she piloted Real Stormy to victory in the second race Jan. 7 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • THS: The San Pasqual

    Jason, Evan, and Les Instone of twinspires/brisnet preview the San Pasqual Handicap (gr. II).Also, picks for the Spectacular Bid.

  • ESPN Radio Wins Media Eclipse

    ESPN Radio has won the 2009 media Eclipse Award in the audio/multi-media Internet category for its live coverage of last year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Female superstars Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta lead the list of finalists for the 2009 Horse of the Year.

    Eclipse Awards Finalists Announced

    Female superstars Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta lead an all-star cast of finalists for the 2009 Eclipse Awards, recognizing excellence in Thoroughbred racing.

  • Richland Hills Announces Stud Fees

    Grade I winner Purim, who stands at Richland Hills (Nathan Fox, president) near Midway, Ky., will stand for $10,000 it was announced Jan. 7.

  • Starting gate at Turfway Park, home of the Lane's End Stakes.

    Turfway Moves Lane's End Stakes to March 27

    The date for the 2010 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II), Turfway Park's prep race for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been changed to March 27, a week later than the race traditionally has been run.

  • Fly by Phil outlasted Lost Aptitude to take the Tropical Park Derby.

    Fly By Phil Scores Big Win for 2nd-Year Sire

    Multi-million dollar yearling Act of Duty apparently saved his talent for his progeny, as Fly By Phil's New Years Day win made him the first second-crop sire with a graded stakes winner.

  • Unwanted Horse Best Practices Book Available

    The Unwanted Horse Coalition has published a handbook entitled Best Practices: How Your Organization Can Help Unwanted Horses. The handbook includes sections on administration, continuing education, fundraising, support of equine care facilities, matchmaking, direct assistance, breeding control, and euthanasia.