Headlines for Wednesday, December 7, 2011

  • Report: Monmouth Park Lease in Jeopardy

    Less than two days past the deadline to finalize a lease agreement for Monmouth Park, negotiations have ended because of a dispute between horsemen and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.

  • Dr. Rick Arthur

    Vets See Progress in Equine Health, Safety

    Veterinarians said the racing industry is making significant progress in identifying causes for equine injuries, and they urged patience despite persistent negative public perception in regard to racehorse breakdowns.

  • Hong Kong Interview - John Barry

    Simon Burgess talks with John Barry, trainer of Jimmy Choux, who is scheduled to run in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile. Sponsored by AmWest

  • And They're Off: Pearl Harbor Day Edition

    Lenny and Steve discuss the Eclipse Award for 2-year-old male, the Horse of the Year, Frankel, the lack of leadership in horse racing, and the downgrading of the Hopeful Stakes. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm

  • And They're Off: Pearl Harbor Day

    Lenny and Steve discuss the Eclipse Award for 2-year-old male, the Horse of the Year, Frankel, the lack of leadership in horse racing, and the downgrading of the Hopeful Stakes.Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm

  • Hong Kong - John Barry & Jimmy Choux

    Simon Burgess talks with John Barry, trainer of Jimmy Choux, who is scheduled to run in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile.Sponsored by AmWest

  • Hong Kong - John Moore

    Simon Burgess talks with trainer John Moore, who has 7 horses running in this weekend's races at Hong Kong, Mighty High in the Vase, Admiration in the Sprint, Irian and Jacobee in the Hong Kong Cup, and Able One, Destined For Glory, and Xtension in the Mile.Sponsored by AmWest

  • Pomeroys Pistol faces 7 in the Sugar Swirl.

    Pomeroys Pistol Stands Out in Sugar Swirl

    Pomeroys Pistol, winner of a graded stakes at Gulfstream Park earlier this year and coming off a solid effort in the Breeders' Cup, is the one to beat in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl (gr. III) Dec. 10.

  • Meyocks Offers to Meet With CDI Executives

    A dispute between the Jockeys' Guild and Churchill Downs Inc. over a contract continued Dec. 7, with guild national general manager Terry Meyocks offering to meet with CDI representatives "any time and any place."

  • Panel: Racing Should Invest in Pricing Study

    Difficulty in obtaining pari-mutuel wagering pool data and detailed player data is a major hindrance to the racing industry determining the optimal price point for takeout rates, symposium speakers said Dec. 7.

  • Frankie Dettori celebrates winning the Hong Kong Jockey's Challenge.

    Dettori wins Hong Kong Jockeys' Challenge

    Frankie Dettori, subbing for Corey Nakatani, won the Cathay Pacific International Jockeys' Championship, booting home the winner of the last leg of the Dec. 7 competition with a dramatic stretch run.

  • Shahrastani, Epsom Derby Winner, Dies

    Shahrastani, who beat Dancing Brave in the 1986 Ever Ready Epsom Derby (Eng-I) and then took the Budweiser Irish Derby (Ire-I), was euthanized Dec. 6 because of complications from old age.

  • Free Bris Handicapping Contest on Dec. 10

    The 13th annual Brisnet.com Handicapping Challenge Dec. 10 offers Bloodstock Research Information Services members a free opportunity to compete for a seat at the $2 million National Handicapping Championship Jan. 27-28.

  • The Toe Crena: A Laminitic Link?

    Have you ever noticed that mysterious notch at mid-toe in the white line region (the connection between the hoof wall and sole that has no nerves or blood vessels) of your horse's foot and wondered what it is? This shallow notch comes in different shapes, sizes, and textures and might or might not extend to the outer hoof wall or up to the coffin bone...