Headlines for Thursday, December 29, 2011

  • TOC Membership Approves Major Bylaw Changes

    Thoroughbred Owners of California members have given wide support to bylaw amendments that will clear the way for a full board election early next year, according to a Dec. 29 press release from the horsemen's organization.

  • Thayer, Beshear Meet to Discuss Gaming Vote

    Bipartisan efforts to get a constitutional amendment on casino gambling on the 2012 ballot in Kentucky continued Dec. 29 when Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear met with Republican Sen. Damon Thayer.

  • Say a Novena won 3 races in 2011, including the Brandywine Stakes.

    3YOs Get Started in Old Hat, GP Derby

    Awesome Belle, Bet to Win, and Say a Novena, all consistent performers until their most recent stakes efforts, will try to take a step back in the right direction when they contest the Old Hat (gr. III) Jan. 1 at Gulfstream.

  • Star Guitar winning the Louisiana Champions Day Classic
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    Mahubah's Corner: Star Guitar

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br />The Guitar Hero video game franchise has been exceedingly popular...But it probably isn't half as popular in Louisiana as the state's own four-legged "guitar hero," Star Guitar.

  • THS: La Brea Stakes 2011

    Jason, Tom and James from Brisnet.com handicap the La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita this week.

  • Times Wins Eclipse in Multimedia Category

    The 2011 Media Eclipse Award in the audio/multimedia Internet category has gone to Thoroughbred Times Co. for its "Breeders' Cup -- On the Scene" coverage of the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.

  • ESPN won the Media Eclipse Award its telecast of the Breeders&#39; Cup Classic, won by Drosselmeyer.
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    Third Straight Eclipse Award for ESPN

    For the second consecutive year, ESPN has won the Media Eclipse Award for Television-Live Racing Programming for its telecast of "The Breeders' Cup Classic" at the 2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.

  • Hall of Fame jockey Randy Romero

    HRTV Wins Eclipse for Romero Documentary

    HRTV won the 2011 Media Eclipse Award in the Television-Features programming category for its documentary "Inside Information: Randy Romero," about the triumphs and lifelong struggles for survival of the Hall of Fame jockey.

  • THS: La Brea Stakes 2011

    Jason, Tom and James from Brisnet.com handicap the La Brea Stakes from Santa Anita this week.

  • NYRA Launches RaceQuest Handicapping Tool

    The New York Racing Association has launched an online handicapping "application aimed at new and novice horse players that also synthesizes handicapping angles into a useful wagering tool for the experienced bettor."

  • Hormone Therapy Table Topic (AAEP 2011)

    At the 2011 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Annual Meeting, held Nov. 18-22 in San Antonio, Texas, approximately 75 equine practitioners from around the country as well as abroad actively debated a list of issues related to hormone use in mares. The discussion centered on topics selected by the audience: Induction of ovulation, estrus ...