Headlines for Tuesday, December 20, 2011

  • MTR Gaming Applies for Ohio VLT License

    The parent company of Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in West Virginia and Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Pennsylvania is the first to apply for a video lottery terminal license in Ohio.

  • Maryland Racing Commission Meeting - Dec. 20, 2011

    Maryland Jockey Club to Race 146 Days in 2012

    Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course will conduct 146 days of racing in 2012 after the Maryland Racing Commission approved an agreement by the Maryland Jockey Club and Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association Dec. 20.

  • A Real Pistol: Amy Tarrant (blog)

    A slew of horses coming out of the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships in early November returned to the races in the next month, seeking redemption and perhaps a better shot at various divisional championships.

  • Kimbrell Named President of InCompass

    Brad Kimbrell, who has served as executive vice president of InCompass Solutions since March 2009, has been named president of the company, it was announced Dec. 20 by James Gagliano, president and CEO of The Jockey Club.

  • Monmouth Park

    Report: Agreement Reached in New Jersey

    Horsemen and state officials in New Jersey have reportedly reached agreement on dates and purses for the 2012 Monmouth Park meet, ending the question of whether the track would be open next year and under what circumstances.

  • Finding Stallion Prospects (blog)

    At Central Kentucky's Airdrie Stud, which developed Harlan's Holiday and was the home of Indian Charlie, racing brilliance and physical attractiveness are important.

  • Pensioned French Stallion Bering Dies

    Bering, a French classic winner who finished second to Dancing Brave in the 1986 Trusthouse Forte Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, was euthanized Dec. 16 at the Head family's Haras du Quesnay near Normandy, France.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream Park Handle Beating Projections

    Gulfstream Park reported average daily all-sources pari-mutuel handle of about $6.6 million during its first 10 race days in December, surpassing management's expectations for its first December racing in several decades.

  • Not all Equine Heart Abnormalities are Abnormal

    Ever since the death of Olympic Champion Hickstead at a Fédération Equestre Internationale World Cup event on Nov. 5, there has been an increased amount of public interest in the secret lives of horse's hearts. Luckily, not all murmurs or rhythm abnormalities are career- or life-threatening.