Headlines for Thursday, November 10, 2011

  • Cuts in Indiana Racing Subsidy Recommended

    Following an attempt earlier this year by the Indiana legislature to reduce the amount of funds from slots at racetracks that are allotted to the horse racing industry, the Indiana inspector general made the same suggestion.

  • Tampa Bay Downs

    Tampa Bay Stakes Purses to Increase

    Track's stakes schedule offers purse money of about $2.6 million. Seven stakes races are offering increases of $25,000, fueled partially by contributions from the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association.

  • Craig Fravel

    Fravel to be Guest on Talkin' Horses

    Craig Fravel, who just oversaw his first World Championships in the position of president and Chief Executive Officer of Breeders' Cup Ltd., will be the next guest on Talkin' Horses with The Blood-Horse.

  • KY-Breds: Quality High Amid Revenue Decline

    A report on Kentucky's Thoroughbred breeding industry and related state programs that support it financially shows continued strength in quality despite decreases in funding and competition from gaming states.

  • THS: Mrs Revere Stakes 2011

    Jason, Evan and Ed DeRosa from TwinSpires.com handicap the Mrs Revere Stakes at Churchill Downs this week.

  • THS: Mrs Revere Stakes 2011

    Jason, Evan and Ed DeRosa from TwinSpires.com handicap the Mrs Revere Stakes at Churchill Downs this week. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Mrs Revere Stakes.

  • Monmouth Meet: Down From 2010, Up From 2009

    Business at Monmouth Park this year expectedly dropped after what appears to be a one-time "Elite Meet" last year, but average daily figures were still much higher than those recorded for the comparable 2009 meet.

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    Persistence Pays Off Perfectly

    On Nov. 4, Charles Fipke's persistence paid off as his homebred 4-year-old filly Perfect Shirl gave the Canadian prospector a paydirt of a different kind: a win in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.

  • Behavioral Differences Between Colts and Fillies Examined

    Many riders have a distinct preference when it comes to working with mares--they either love the girls or would rather avoid them. In some cases this choice is related to hormonal behavioral changes in mares during their heat cycles. But perhaps these behavioral differences are not just related to reproduction hormones. What if there was a fundamental dif...