Headlines for Tuesday, December 4, 2012

  • Penelope Miller, senior manager of digital media for America's Best Racing, discussed use of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube, and Twitter.

    Pros, Cons of the New Racing Media Discussed

    This year's Mark Kaufman Workshop presented by the Turf Publicists of America Dec. 4 during the University of Arizona Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming tackled the topic of the new racing media.

  • Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming

    Fantasy Games Touted as Important Tool

    Operators of online racing and sports fantasy games said Dec. 4 the time is now for the horse racing industry to capitalize on them to develop fans and generate new revenue.

  • Stanley Bergstein Award

    Writing Award Prize Benefits RMTC

    The $25,000 prize intended for three New York Times writers will instead benefit drug testing programs. The newspaper's editorial ethics policy prohibits the writers from accepting the award.

  • NY Sire Freud to Remain at $10,000

    Freud, New York's leading sire this year by graded stakes winners and turf earnings and the leader by Average-Earnings Index, will stand in 2013 for the same $10,000 fee that he stood for in 2012.

  • Woodbine Starting Gate

    Woodbine Honored as Entertainment Complex

    Top Choice Awards has named Woodbine the top entertainment complex in the Greater Toronto Area for the fourth straight year and for the second straight year the Stadium Bar has been named Best Sports Bar.

  • Horse Racing

    Panel: Field Size, Consistency Aid Handle

    Representatives of horse racing in foreign countries said Dec. 4 there are some issues with importing simulcasts of races from the United States, but when it comes to bettors, field size usually wins out over everything.

  • Eclipse week features special events for charities

    A series of special events leading up to the 42nd annual Eclipse Awards will benefit the Gulfstream Thoroughbred Aftercare Program, the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), The Race for Education and the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced Tuesday. The Eclipse Awards will be held January 19 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida.

  • Hollywood Notebook

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  • Racing at Arlington Park

    Arlington Files Suit Over Simulcast Dates

    In a lawsuit filed last month, Arlington Park contends the Illinois Racing Board acted improperly when it seized 18 simulcast host days and awarded them to rival Hawthorne Race Course.

  • Equibase.com Adds Entries Plus Feature

    Equibase Company has added Entries Plus -- a free interactive product available for races at all North American racetracks -- to the menu of handicapping information available at equibase.com.

  • Online poll open for Vox Populi Award

    Online voting is now open for the third annual Secretariat <i>Vox Populi</i> Award. Created by Secretariat's owner Penny Chenery, the <i>Vox Populi</i>, or &quot;Voice of the People,&quot; Award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the public and gained recognition for the sport during the past year.