Headlines for Thursday, January 31, 2013

  • Believe You Can makes her 2013 debut in the Tiffany Lass Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1829116649&k=35CDG5n">Order This Photo</a>

    KY Oaks Winner Believe You Can Starts Season

    Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Believe You Can returns to Fair Grounds Feb. 2 to make her 2013 debut in the $75,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes against five other older fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles.

  • Mass. Commission Pursues Racing Rule Changes

    The Massachusetts Gaming Commission took steps Jan. 30 to ensure the highest standards in both integrity and safety as the state's horse racing industry prepares to coexist with planned casinos in the near future.

  • Guild Calls Out Tracks On Insurance Payments

    Calling them the "worst deadbeats," the Jockeys' Guild has put out a list of 10 track operators it says are most insensitive to jockey health and safety issues. A track representative disputes the accusation.

  • Aqueduct

    Aqueduct Approved to Drop Six Live Dates

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will drop six scheduled live race days from the 2013 Aqueduct winter/spring meet calendar, a decision approved by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board Jan. 31.

  • Fairplex Park is out of the running for now as a replacement for Betfair Hollywood Park.

    Fairplex Out for Now as Hollywood Alternative

    Fairplex Park, one of two locations under consideration as a replacement for Betfair Hollywood Park, is out of the running for now, says the president and chief executive officer of the Los Angeles County Fair facility.

  • The Apache takes the Al Rashidiya under Christophe Soumillon.

    De Kock Lands Al Rashidiya with The Apache

    The Apache, a South African champion from trainer Mike de Kock's Dubai raiding party, got an ideal stalking trip under Christophe Soumillon to win the $200,000 Al Rashidiya sponsored by DUBAL (UAE-II) Jan. 31 at Meydan.

  • PNGI Moving Forward, But With Caution

    Penn National Gaming Inc., which has a host of projects in the works, is taking a cautious approach to 2013 in the wake of a "soft" fourth quarter in 2012, company officials said Jan. 31 during an earnings teleconference.

  • That Handicapping Show - Withers Stakes 2013

    Pete Denk and Claire Novak handicap the Withers Stakes and take a brief look at the Robert B. Lewis Stakes. Who are you most excited to see run between the two races? Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Withers Stakes.

  • Thorn Park Offspring in Demand at Karaka

    A pair of colts by recently deceased sire Thorn Park brought the top two highest prices at the second session at New Zealand Bloodstock's select yearling sale Jan. 31 at Karaka.

  • Downey Profile: A Revolutionary Upset?

    I can't wait to see Revolutionary run on Saturday in the grade III Withers Stakes, but I am even more interested in watching the colt that was the first foal out of Round Pond.