Headlines for Monday, May 24, 2010

  • New York Lawmakers Approve NYRA Loan

    New York State lawmakers on May 24 approved a $25 million loan for the New York Racing Association, keeping the racetrack operator solvent for at least the rest of the year and avoiding a shutdown of its operations.

  • Lookin At Lucky

    Lanni: He Was Lookin' and Got Lucky

    Donato Lanni's is the bloodstock services director for Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington. But he's also the person Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert turns to when he searches for future classic winners.

  • Maiden Watch: Showing an Affluence of Speed

    Affluence was too much for Speed Demon (Bluegrass Cat) in the Par Four, Minutesandtouches (Rockport Harbor) finishes 3rd in his debut, and 3-year-old Afleet Express (Afleet Alex) romps in allowance company at Belmont.

  • Ron Turcotte in 2006.

    Turcotte to be Featured on HRTV

    Ron Turcotte, the jockey who swept the Triple Crown in 1973 with Secretariat only to see his career end in an accident five years later, will be featured May 30 on HRTV's "Inside Information" program.

  • Training Challenge to Showcase Rescued Horses

    Equine victims of abuse, neglect, and abandonment will be the stars at the second annual Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge. The Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society in College Station, Texas, is hosting the challenge to showcase the talents of its many rescues horses.