Headlines for Wednesday, December 1, 2010

  • Turfway Park

    Turfway Kicks Off Four Months of KY Racing

    The Kentucky racing scene shifts to Turfway Park Dec. 2 for a fourth-month run that comprises two meets. The holiday meet will run through Dec. 31, followed by the winter-spring meet from Jan. 1-April 3, 2011.

  • And They're Off: Dec. 1, 2010

    Lenny and Steve present And They're Off featuring Horse of the Year positions, 2-Year-Old Ky Derby Talent, Trainers and the Zenyatta Send Off. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • Off Track Betting

    Shut-Down Approved for NYCOTB

    The New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. board of directors Dec. 1 approved a resolution to shut down the betting giant, affecting 1,000 workers and leaving an uncertain future.

  • Aaron Vercruysse Added as TOC Consultant

    Aaron Vercruysse has been retained by the Thoroughbred Owners of California to assist in the development and execution of initiatives dealing with wagering and purse improvements, the organization announced Nov. 30.

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    To Honor and Serve Extends Family Legacy

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br />Bernardini's juvenile standout To Honor and Serve, who's on early watch lists for Triple Crown 2011, descends from Darby Dan's foundation mare Golden Trail.

  • David Haydon

    Haydon to Retire from JC After 35 Years

    David Haydon, who joined The Jockey Club staff in June 1974 and later served in an executive capacity with several of The Jockey Club's wholly owned subsidiaries as well as Equibase Company, will retire at the end of 2010.

  • PNGI: No Plans to Exit Maryland Venture

    Penn National Gaming Inc. said Nov. 30 its joint venture with MI Developments in Maryland will continue, and that it planned to work on an "expedited basis" to devise a 2011 live racing schedule in the state.

  • And They're Off: Dec. 1, 2010

    Lenny and Steve present And They're Off featuring Horse of the Year positions, 2-Year-Old Ky Derby Talent, Trainers and the Zenyatta Send Off. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • Soaking Hay Can Lower Dust Concentrations

    For horses that are sensitive to inhaled irritants, eating hay can be a problem. Even the cleanest, highest-quality hay is likely to contain a moderate amount of fine material. When a horse plunges his head into a pile of hay or pulls mouthfuls out of a haynet, he inhales countless small particles of dust, mold spores, and fibrous plant material. Collecti...

  • Rehabilitating Chronically Laminitic Feet

    How veterinarians and farriers manage the chronically laminitic foot can often determine whether that horse can live a useful, relatively pain-free life. During the Sept. 17-18 Laminitis West Conference in Monterey, Calif., Bob Agne, DVM, an equine podiatrist at Rood &amp; Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., discussed how the Rood &amp; Riddle podia...