Headlines for Saturday, December 11, 2010

  • Trainer Mel Stute

    Mel Stute Earns 2,000th Training Victory

    Trainer Mel Stute picked up the 2,000th victory of his career when 25-1 shot Score for Fun went gate-to-wire while defeating six other 2-year-old maiden claimers in the first race at Hollywood Park Dec. 11.

  • Turbulent Descent pulls away from the rest in the Hollywood Starlet.<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%3D9323460%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Turbulent Descent Shakes Loose in Starlet

    Undefeated Turbulent Descent passed her first distance test with relative ease when she took command in the stretch and held sway to win the $409,250 Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) by 1 1/4 lengths Dec. 11 at Hollywood Park.

  • Tackleberry (near, no blinkers) gets his nose in front to win the Fred W. Hooper.

    Tackleberry Determined Hooper 'Cap Winner

    Tackleberry, who set the pace but relinquished his lead to longshot Dream Maestro, fought back in deep stretch and nipped his rival by a nose in a thrilling finish of the Fred Hooper Handicap (gr. III) Dec. 11 at Calder.

  • More Than a Reason outfinishes Stormy's Majesty and Arson Squad to win the Queens County.<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%3D9323289%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    More Than a Reason, 19-1, Grabs Queens County

    Sent off at 19-1 in a six-horse field, More Than a Reason came from off the pace and ran down Stormy's Majesty in the final strides to win the $100,000 Queens County (gr. III) Dec. 11 and notch his first stakes victory.

  • Hall of Fame trainer Mack Miller

    Hall of Fame Trainer Mack Miller Dies

    MacKenzie 'Mack' Miller, a Hall of Fame trainer who won the 1993 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) with Paul Mellon's Sea Hero, died the morning of Dec. 10 at the University of Kentucky's Markey Cancer Center in Lexington. He was 89.

  • NYRA president Charles Hayward

    NYRA Taking Steps to Stop the Bleeding

    NYRA is hoping for a deal as early as next week to get the defunct New York City Off-Track Betting Corp.'s television channel turned back on and is working with state officials to get permission to offer live video streaming.

  • Tips for Winter Horse Hauling

    With the change of seasons, USRider, the national provider of roadside emergency assistance for equestrians, reminds those who travel with horses to be careful when traveling and to invest time doing routine preventive trailer maintenance to enhance their travel safety.

  • Cell Phone Safety Tips for Equestrians

    Obtaining roadside assistance from USRider, the national provider of roadside emergency assistance for equestrians, is a piece of cake for its traveling members. They simply call the toll-free number on the back of their membership card. But what if you're in a rural area and your cell phone has died?