Headlines for Friday, June 27, 2014

  • CHRB executive director Rick Baedeker

    CHRB Prohibits California Players Pools

    An investigation by the California Horse Racing Board has determined that two state-licensed advance-deposit wagering providers are currently offering or allowing players pools in violation of California law.

  • Scat Daddy won the Eclipse Stakes by 5 lengths at Woodbine on June 1.

    Frac Daddy Stands Out in Dominion Day Lineup

    Frac Daddy has found his forte as a synthetic surface specialist and will bid for his fourth win from as many starts on an artificial track in the $150,000 Dominion Day Stakes (Can-III) July 1 at Woodbine.

  • The first day of the Gulfstream summer meet is July 1.

    Gulfstream-Calder Overlap to Continue for Now

    Gulfstream Park and Calder Casino & Race Course are heading into the June 27-29 weekend they hoped would be their last with head-to-head racing, and it appears both will continue racing through at least early July.

  • 2014 Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist

    Classic Winner Emerges From the Mist

    This year Pleasant Colony's maternal grandson Tonalist, wearing the colors of Thomas Evans' son Robert 'Shel' Evans, played the role of Summing to deny California Chrome a Triple Crown.

  • Centaur owns Indiana Grand Race Course, formerly called Indiana Downs.

    Centaur Gets IHRC Approval to Refinance

    The Indiana Horse Racing Commission June 26 granted approval to Centaur, which owns the two racetracks in the state, to proceed with refinancing that won't impact slots revenue that goes to purses and breed programs.

  • Sentell "Sonny" Taylor

    Old Friends to Honor NYRA's Taylor

    Sentell "Sonny" Taylor, a placing judge at New York Racing Association tracks for 50 years, will be honored by Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement with its Frankel Award for Lifetime Achievement.

  • Quick Casablanca won the 2014 Last Tycoon Stakes.

    San Juan Capistrano Offers Turf Marathon

    Quick Casablanca hopes to make the San Juan Capistrano the continuation of a beautiful friendship with the Santa Anita turf, as the Chilean-bred won a grade III stakes over the Arcadia, Calif., lawn in April.