Headlines for Thursday, March 1, 2012

  • Turfway Slashes Purses; Lowest in 20 Years

    In yet another sign of trouble for the Kentucky horse racing industry, Turfway Park said it will slash overnight purses 25% effective March 3 because of an overpayment coupled with lower pari-mutuel handle.

  • Lebanon Raceway Bought by Delaware North, CDI

    Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment and Churchill Downs Inc. announced March 1 their joint venture to purchase Lebanon Raceway in Lebanon, Ohio, and develop a new video lottery terminal facility.

  • 2011 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner Wrote is one the Coolmore horses headed to Dubai.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9750687%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Strong Coolmore Team Headed to Dubai

    One of the strongest international racing teams ever assembled is poised to leave Coolmore's Ballydoyle training center in Ireland this month for a raid on the rich prizes offered by the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) program.

  • Handicapping Insights

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  • Mr. Pransker won the Jan. 7 Turfway Park Prevue and Feb. 4 WEBN Stakes (shown) by a combined 11 lengths.

    Mr. Prankster Goes for Sweep in Battaglia

    Mr. Prankster will try for a sweep of the preps leading up to the $500,000 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III) when he faces off against five fellow 3-year-olds in the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes on March 3.

  • THS: Gotham Stakes

    Jason and Tom handicap the Gotham Stakes from Aqueduct and the Santa Anita Handicap from Santa Anita Park.

  • Sports Authority, Horsemen OK Monmouth Lease

    The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority said March 1 it has reached an agreement with the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association for the lease of Monmouth Park in time for the track's 2012 racing season.

  • THS: Gotham Stakes 2012

    Jason and Tom handicap the Gotham Stakes from Aqueduct and the Santa Anita Handicap from Santa Anita Park. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Gotham Stakes and the Santa Anita Handicap.

  • New York Revises Bute Administration Rule

    New York is returning to a standard banning the use of phenylbutazone in horses in the 48 hours leading up to a race. The state Racing and Wagering Board on Feb. 29 adopted a final rule revising the Bute time and threshold.