Headlines for Monday, May 23, 2011

  • Aqueduct

    Genting Plan to Finance Casino Approved

    A state panel has approved a resolution that permits Genting New York LLC, the future operators of the Aqueduct casino, to obtain a $225 million mortgage to help finance construction activities at the facility.

  • Street Sense Filly Commands $280,000

    A Street Sense filly brought $280,000 a little after 4 p.m. (EDT) May 23 to become the second-most-expensive horse sold so far during the opening session Fasig-Tipton sale of 2-year-olds in training in Maryland.

  • Harlan's Holiday, sire of sold colt.

    Harlan's Holiday Colt Sells for $250,000

    A handsome son of Harlan's Holiday commanded $250,000 midway through the afternoon May 23 to become the second-highest-priced horse sold so far during the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training in Maryland.

  • Kegasus

    'Kegasus' Does Part to Boost Preakness

    Two days following the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico, MJC president Tom Chuckas admitted a large part of this year's InfieldFest success rested on the shoulders of its centaur mascot Kegasus.

  • EHV-1 Outbreak: Additional Cases Reported Over Weekend

    More than two weeks after the conclusion of the National Cutting Horse Association's (NCHA) Western Regional Championships--held April 19-May 8 in Ogden, Utah--reports of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) confirmed cases continue to trickle in. The outbreak, believed to stem from horses that attended the NCHA competition, captured the collective attention ...