Headlines for Friday, March 26, 2010

  • Distorted Dave to Seek Derby Spot

    Distorted Dave's triumph in a $48,400 allowance race at Santa Anita March 26 has trainer John Sadler thinking of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with the Distorted Humor colt.

  • NYCOTB to Close Down April 11

    Officials in New York have failed to agree on a bailout plan for the New York City Off-Track Betting Corp., which issued layoff notices Friday to its 1,300 workers as it prepares to close down April 11.

  • River Downs

    River Downs Situation Described as 'Horrible'

    Absent an agreement with horsemen, River Downs will begin its live meet April 16 with a minimum purse of $3,200, the lowest in almost two decades, in yet another sign of a struggling Ohio horse racing industry.

  • Charles Hayward, president of the New York Racing Association

    NYRA Eliminates 12 Positions

    Charles Hayward, president of the New York Racing Association, sent word to NYRA officials March 26 that a dozen administrative positions at the racing group are being eliminated.

  • Trainer Jeff Mullins

    Court Rejects Mullins' Appeal in 2008 Case

    An appeals court in California has rejected a request from trainer Jeff Mullins that it overturn a lower court's ruling in favor of the California Horse Racing Board in connection with a suspension levied the trainer in 2008.

  • Triple Crown Talk - Live Blog!

    Join Jason Shandler for a live chat this Friday, March 26th, from Noon - 1 p.m. EDT as he discusses this weekend's key prep races.

  • Another Purse Raise at Oaklawn

    Just two days after announcing a unique participation incentive designed to increase field size during the final 11 days of the racing season, and less than a month after an initial bump, Oaklawn purses are on the rise again.

  • Downey: Lane's End Winner in the Shadows?

    Connemara is the early favorite in the grade II Lane's End Stakes, so let's try to beat him with a concise analysis. This is a tough race to handicap, so I will go with value lurking in the shadows.

  • Facing Deadline, New York Seeks NYCOTB Fix

    A plan quietly floated to let the New York Racing Association take over management of the internet and phone wagering business at the struggling New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. has been rejected by Gov. David Paterson.

  • Researchers Track Lawsonia intracellularis Spread

    Lawsonia intracellularis is being forced out of hiding and its secrets extracted largely because of the intense research efforts of scientists like Nicola Pusterla, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, and his colleagues at the University of California, Davis, and the University of Minnesota, St. Paul.