New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. officials are preparing to seek a bankruptcy judge's help in deferring statutory payments to racetracks and others to avoid an April 11 shutdown.
River Downs, which is hoping to trim racing dates to maintain purses at 2009 levels, released its first condition book March 29 and avoided being fined by the Ohio State Racing Commission.
West will oversee the design and execution of a wide portfolio of digital information products dedicated to equine health.
In response to a March 16 call for recommendations, the AHC pointed out that horseback riding promotes strength, endurance, flexibility, coordination, balance, and fine motor skills among other health benefits.
A reduction in live racing dates during the Turfway Park winter/spring meet resulted in an expected drop in total handle, but daily averages increased from the 2009 meet.
Earle I. Mack has purchased a 90% interest in the stakes-winning colt Turf Melody, who most recently finished fourth in the March 6 Gotham Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct. Turf Melody will race in Mack's colors.
After a short break, he's back in training in Florida and probably will be sent to the racetrack in May.
- By Steve Haskin
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A probable field of six 3-year-olds, headed by Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III) winner Odysseus, is expected for the April 10 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland.
Penn National Gaming Inc. has adopted a policy that punishes horsemen that sell horses for slaughter.
The Bob Baffert Hall of Fame jerseys will be publicly signed and tagged with an invisible ink to prevent counterfeiting.
Arnold Zetcher's Zardana was named Horse of the Meet at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots' 2009-2010
Headed by last year's champion She Be Wild, a field of seven 3-year-old fillies are on the probable list for the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland on Saturday, April 3.
The NTRA announced March 29 that Woodbine Racetrack has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. The Ontario, Canada track received 'best practice' ratings in several areas.
Horses scheduled to be offered include the offspring of such successful sires as Awesome Again, More Than Ready, and Tiznow.
Crafty Prospector, a son of Mr. Prospector, died March 27 at Fred Seitz' Brookdale Farm. He was 31.
The crutches and cowboy hat worn by trainer Chip Woolley before and after last year's Kentucky Derby will be on display at the Kentucky Derby Museum when it reopens following renovation.
Evan Hammonds breaks down Mission Impazible's victory in the Louisiana Derby, plus he gives a quick recap of the Sunland Derby and the Lane's End. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. Watch Video
Vertigineux, the 2008 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year, produced a Kentucky-bred filly by Henrythenavigator March 4.
The winner of the inaugural Charles Town Classic in 2009 seems well on his way to making a bid for top honors again this year.
Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has ruled LetOhioVote.org submitted petitions containing more than 300,000 valid signatures, which is enough to place the issue of racetrack video lottery terminals on the ballot.
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