Keyword: bill murphy

  • Keeneland November

    Keeneland's Foreign Outreach Pays Dividends

    Keeneland's November breeding stock sale has substantial international appeal spread across all levels of the market, but it is particularly an important part of trade as the marathon auction nears the finish line.

  • My Limit, Hip 163, sold for $350,000.

    Castleton Lyons Goes to $350,000 for My Limit

    My Limit, the dam of grade I winner Birdatthewire, was purchased by Castleton Lyons for $350,000 during the Jan. 11 first session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

  • Ken Dunn

    Dunn Joins Gulfstream Management Team

    Ken Dunn, formerly of Calder Casino & Race Course, has joined the Gulfstream Park management team, the South Florida racetrack announced Nov. 2.

  • Gulfstream Donates to Slaughter Reward Fund

    Roadside discoveries over the past months of horses slaughtered in west Dade and Broward counties have prompted Gulfstream Park to contribute $5,000 to the reward fund for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

  • Florida Derby Preps Undergo Minor Changes

    There will be slight modifications this year to the Fountain of Youth (gr. II) and Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III), two preps for the Florida Derby (gr. I) that will be run March 27 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Gulfstream Donates to Charitable Causes

    Earlier this month, Gulfstream Park announced its pledge to donate $10,000 to a pair of National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Charities -- Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.

  • Gulfstream Takes Pass on Longer Meet

    Gulfstream Park said March 27 it will run its next meet from Jan. 3, 2010 to April 24, 2010, ending speculation it could seek dates in November and December of 2009.

  • Gulfstream Seeking More Dates

    In a step some racing industry officials expected, Gulfstream Park has told Florida regulators that it plans to hold races during 2009's last five weeks--a lucrative set of dates on which Calder Race Course has raced exclusively in South Florida for more than a decade.

  • Doug Bredar

    Bredar Named Gulfstream Racing Secretary

    Doug Bredar, a racing official with more than 20 years experience, has been named racing secretary at Gulfstream Park, where the 2009 live meet begins Jan. 3.

  • Nicoletti Joins Gulfstream Full-Time

    Ron Nicoletti, longtime South Florida racing personality and Gulfstream Park handicapper during its live meet since 1990, will join the Florida track on a full-time basis, taking the position of media manager.

  • Gulfstream Reports Declines in Handle

    Gulfstream Park reported its all-sources pari-mutuel handle is down about 5% and on-track handle off 30% year-to-date through early March.

  • Grade III Winner Golden Velvet Sponged

    Golden Velvet, Darley Stable's candidate for the March 9 Rampart Handicap (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, and the dead-heat co-winner of the Sabin Handicap (gr. III) Jan. 6, was found after that race to have been "sponged," track officials have announced.

  • Another New Look for Gulfstream

    Gulfstream Park will have still another new look when it opens its season Jan. 3, 2008, and track president and general manager Bill Murphy says the latest changes come "from listening to what people wanted."

  • Hettel Named to Gulfstream Management Post

    Bernie Hettel, who served as an association steward at Gulfstream Park this past meet, has been named manager of racing operations of the South Florida racetrack effective immediately.

  • Hettel Named Judge for Gulfstream Park Meet

    Bernie Hettel, a former executive director of and chief steward for the Kentucky Racing Commission, will serve as a judge during the upcoming Gulfstream Park meet.

  • Thistledown Pulls Signal From Northfield Park

    The Ohio State Racing Commission unanimously granted the request of Thistledown to withdraw its live signal from Northfield Park, which is a harness track located six miles from the Magna Entertainment-owned Thistledown.

  • Thistledown Increases Purses

    Beginning July 5th, Thistledown will offer a 7% purse increase on $10,000 claiming races and above and a 5% purse increase on those races under $10,000. The purse increase is a direct effect of increased field size, export handle and record-breaking Triple Crown and Ohio Derby days, according to a release from the track.

  • At Thistledown, More Horses Mean Bump in Handle

    Thistledown's plan to revamp its racing program to compete for horses with nearby Mountaineer Park in West Virginia has paid off, at least very early in its 2001 meet. Track general manager Bill Murphy said the increase in field size had much to do with the spike in handle.