Headlines for Friday, February 1, 2013

  • Atta Boy Roy

    Atta Boy Roy Finishes Second in Final Start

    Grade II winner Atta Boy Roy, one of the fastest Thoroughbreds in Washington state history, capped a brilliant career with a runner-up finish Feb. 1 in the Swift Stakes at Turf Paradise in Phoenix.

  • Charles Town Cancels Night Program Feb. 1

    Due to the expected high winds and cold weather in the area on the evening of Friday, Feb. 1, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has canceled its scheduled live racing program.

  • Apprentice jockey Pierre Tomas (left) is "congratulated" after his first North American win.

    French Rider Tomas Gets First U.S. Victory

    Apprentice jockey Pierre Tomas won his first race in North America Feb. 1 when he rode Victorious Leader to a 41-1 upset in the seventh race at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Big Payday for Ex-Thoroughbred Times Owner

    Norman Ridker, whose Thoroughbred Times owed millions of dollars to creditors when he closed the company through Chapter 7 bankruptcy, secured a large personal payday Feb. 1 by selling his remaining magazines.

  • Los Alamitos

    Los Alamitos Proceeds With Expansion Plan

    Los Alamitos Race Course officials were planning to meet Feb. 1 with the city of Cypress, Calif., to begin discussing expansion of the Orange County facility to accommodate Thoroughbred racing and training.

  • Laurel Park

    Improvements Planned for Laurel, Pimlico

    Under a plan submitted to Maryland officials Feb. 1, the Maryland Jockey Club plans to build new stables at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course in a first step toward major capital improvements at both tracks.

  • New Regulatory Agency in New York Takes Over

    New York's growing gambling industry is now being regulated by a single state agency with vast powers over the individuals and companies involved in everything from Thoroughbred racing to Indian casino operations.

  • Dynamic Sky Faces Engaging Davis Foes

    It's supposed to be Dynamic Sky's race to lose, but he's going to face some 3-year-olds with upside potential in the grade III Sam F. Davis Stakes.

  • Oxbow

    Oxbow's Decisive First Steps

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Oxbow took decisive first steps on the road to the Kentucky Derby with an 11 1/2-length victory in the Lecomte Stakes.

  • Karaka Select Sale Closes with Declines

    The select portion of New Zealand Bloodstock's National yearling sales series concluded Feb. 1 at Karaka with declines in total sales and average price, but median held steady.

  • Colic Researchers: Tight Junctions Crucial in Gut Function

    Colic remains a preeminent focus among equine researchers, and a North Carolina State University research team is breaking it down to the nitty gritty by examining how infectious disease and inflammation impact cells in the horse&#39;s gut. Specifically, they are focusing on the &quot;tight junctions,&quot; or the spaces between microvilli--microscopic ce...