Headlines for Monday, February 15, 2010

  • Michael Gill

    Gill: Racing Needs to Admit What's Wrong

    A leading Thoroughbred owner ejected from Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has sold many of his horses and said he "doesn't mind getting out" of the business given the politics.

  • Magna Graduate

    First Foals for Magna Graduate

    Grade II winner Magna Graduate was represented by his first foal when the Distorted Humor mare Distorted Smiles produced a filly Feb. 5 at Rockwell Farm in Lexington.

  • Trainer Clark Hanna (right)

    Maximus Ruler Will Miss Risen Star

    Don Benge's Maximus Ruler, runner-up in the Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) last month and an expected starter in this weekend's Risen Star (gr. II) -- both at Fair Grounds -- will miss the race because of a bruise on his foot

  • GA Panel to Complete Study on Horse Racing

    Acting GTOBA president Robert Meier has been asked by Georgia House Speaker David Ralston to put together an advisory panel to complete an economic impact study on the feasibility and benefits of horseracing in the state.

  • Harris Joins Northview PA Team

    Chuck Harris, the newest member of the Northview Stallion Station team, will take the reins as farm manager at the operation's Pennsylvania farm near Peach Bottom.

  • When Baby Mamas and Their Babies Are Sold

    Is it necessary for a mare and just born foal to go to the sale ring! Can the mare just go alone or can both be offered in absentia? Read to see what a sale company official and a consignor think.

  • Forefathers to Red River in Louisiana

    Forefathers, a grade II stakes-placed half-brother to grade I winner Pioneerof the Nile, will stand his first season at Jay Adcock's Red River Farms near Coushatta, La.

  • Tough Southwest Could Belong to Shipper

    He isn't the most expensive horse in the Southwest Stakes, he hasn't raced at the track, and he ships in with a lack of two-turn experience. But he might just win this race.