Headlines for Thursday, December 16, 2010

  • Gulfstream Making Betting More Affordable

    Gulfstream Park on Dec. 16 announced its 2011 wagering menu that will include its first Pick 5, with a 50-cent minimum bet, and a major reduction of its Pick 6 minimum bet from $2 to 10 cents.

  • Updated Simulcast Hours at Aqueduct, Belmont

    The New York Racing Association announced new hours of operation for simulcasting at Aqueduct and the Belmont Café, and will suspend bus service from New York City Off-Track Betting parlor locations Dec. 20â€"28.

  • THS: CashCall Futurity

    Jason, Tom, and Les Instone from twinspires.com preview the CashCall Futurity (gr. I) at Hollywood Park. Plus, picks for the W. L. McKnight (gr. II) at Calder.

  • THS: CashCall Futurity

    Jason, Tom, and Les Instone from twinspires.com preview the CashCall Futurity (gr. I) at Hollywood Park. Plus, picks for the W. L. McKnight (gr. II) at Calder. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the CashCall Futurity.

  • NJSEA: Deny Relicensing of Private OTWs

    The New Jersey Racing Commission Dec. 22 will consider a request by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority to yank the licenses of two off-track wagering facilities operated by private interests in the state.

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    Albertus Maximus Could Return Next Year

    Albertus Maximus, who won the 2008 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile and 2009 Donn Handicap (gr. I) in consecutive starts but has been sidelined for the better part of two years, could be returned to training in 2011 when he is 7.

  • Horse Not For the Course?

    Despite a couple of concerns, Rick Dutrow Jr. is confident that with Boys At Tosconova he has a horse that will be a leading contender Kentucky Derby contender by the time May 7, 2011 rolls around.

  • Horse Welfare Wars: When Emotion and Fact Collide (AAEP 2010)

    Equine welfare and the growing population of horses needing homes are quickly becoming some of the major challenges that veterinarians face on a daily basis, according to Tom Lenz, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT, chairman of the Unwanted Horse Coalition, who delivered the keynote speech, entitled "Horse Welfare Wars: When Emotion and Fact Collide," at the 2...