Headlines for Tuesday, February 22, 2011

  • McErlean Elected TRA President

    Christopher McErlean, vice president of racing for Penn National Gaming, was elected the 35th president of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations at its annual board of directors' meeting Feb. 22.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Suffolk, Horsemen Struggle to Reach Agreement

    Negotiations over a contract for 2011 between the New England Horsemen's and Benevolent Protective Association and Suffolk Downs are continuing, and the attorney for the horsemen said Feb. 22 there may be significant movement

  • Calder Paddock and Grandstand

    Calder Imposes Restrictions on Gulf Shippers

    Calder officials said that starting Feb. 26 their track will not allow horses that ship from Calder to race at Gulfstream Park to re-enter Calder without the prior written approval from Calder's racing secretary.

  • Mucho Macho Man

    Updated Kentucky Derby Graded Earnings

    Mucho Macho Man moved into a tie for seventh position on the graded stakes earnings list that will help determine the field for $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 7 at Churchill Downs.

  • The Contenders: Where They're Going Next

    The first races on the Road to the Roses contest are this weekend. With that in mind, we bring you the current status and/or plans--or lack of plans--of 80 horses maintained on our lists.

  • Guidelines Help Former Racehorses Go from Track to New Careers

    The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has developed guidelines to help veterinarians and adoption groups successfully transition retired racehorses to new homes and new careers. "Transitioning the Retired Racehorse: Guidelines for Equine Practitioners, Adoption Organizations and Horse Owners" provides an overview of the common ...