Headlines for Tuesday, May 20, 2014

  • Tinkler Reaches Deal to Sell Patinack Farm

    Financially beleaguered coal mining baron Nathan Tinkler has agreed to sell Patinack Farm, his vast Australian racing and breeding operation, to an unnamed group of Middle Eastern buyers, according to published reports.

  • Arkansas Derby winner Danza

    Danza to Skip Belmont Stakes

    Trainer Todd Pletcher was dissatisfied with how Danza emerged from his workout on Sunday at Belmont Park. The colt will be sent to Payton Training Center in Ocala for diagnostics and time off.

  • WV Panel OKs Penalty System, Drug Thresholds

    The West Virginia Racing Commission May 20 signed off on several new regulations, including one that will allow the state to participate in the multiple medication violation penalty system that is part national model rules.

  • Mountaineer Casino & Racetrack Resort

    Mountaineer Requests to Reduce Dates, Races

    Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort has asked the West Virginia Racing Commission for permission to drop 11 live racing programs in December and reduce the number of races it is scheduled to run in October and November.

  • California Chrome arrives at Belmont Park May 20.
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    California Chrome Arrives at Belmont

    Derby and Preakness winner who will attempt to become racing's 12th Triple Crown winner June 7 in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park arrived at the Elmont, N.Y. track May 20.