Headlines for Thursday, June 27, 2013

  • AHC Applauds Senate OK of Immigration Bill

    The U.S. Senate has passed historic immigration legislation that offers hopes of American citizenship to millions, promises a military-style surge to secure the border, and also should have a positive effect on horse racing.

  • Original Script finished third in the Woodbine Oaks on June 9.

    Connections Hope Bison City Goes to 'Script'

    Third in the Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser after setting the pace, Original Script returns in the $250,000 Bison City Stakes, the second jewel of Canada's filly Triple Crown June 30 at Woodbine.

  • D'cajun Cat Set to Pounce in Bashford Manor

    After impressively winning his debut June 1 at Churchill Downs, D'cajun Cat will try to make it 2-for-2 under the twin spires when he faces six other juveniles in the $100,000 Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) June 29.

  • NTRA Reports Positive Net Revenue

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association reported that after several years of losses, the Lexington-based organization posted positive net revenue of $66,851 during fiscal year 2013.

  • Ruler of The World Bids for Derby Double

    Unbeaten Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I) winner Ruler of The World will take on eight rivals in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) June 29 at the Curragh while his trainer bids to extend his dominance in the classic.

  • Stakes Schedule Set for Churchill September

    The stakes schedule for the Churchill Downs September meet will feature a pair of 2-year-old races moved from the fall meet schedule and a new race for older horses that could serve as a prep for Breeders' Cup.

  • Ellis Park

    Improvements Seen in Ellis Park Surface

    With the general manager of Ellis Park saying June 27 that the track is "over the hump" in its efforts to clean up an inordinate amount of rock in its dirt surface, horsemen are hopeful the problem has been corrected.

  • Betfair Reports 2013 Losses of $75 Million

    Betfair, the world leader in betting exchange technology and owner of U.S.-based advance deposit wagering platform and racing channel TVG, reported a loss of US$75.4 million in its annual report.

  • Vitamin E Supplementation for Neurologic Disorders

    Veterinarians frequently suggest supplementing the diets of horses with certain neurologic disorders with vitamin E. But why? What disorders does it help? And which of the eight types of vitamin E supplement is most beneficial? Fortunately, it's not quite as complicated as it might seem.