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  • Cowboy Cal Races to Help Fight Cancer

    Janice and Robert McNair of Stonerside Stable announced April 29 that any earnings by their homebred Cowboy Cal in the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) will be donated to the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, in memory of John Long.

  • NY Mandates Independent Betting Monitor

    The New York State Racing and Wagering Board approved a regulation April 28 requiring tote companies to provide for independent monitoring of all pari-mutuel pools effective Jan. 1, 2009. Roughly $3 billion -- one-fifth of total handle in the United States -- will fall under the new monitoring system.

  • CDI president Robert L. Evans

    Evans: Internet and ADW Key to Growth

    Churchill Downs Inc. has invested $100 million in advance deposit wagering for a reason: The company believes it's the major growth channel for pari-mutuel wagering, as well as a means to drive traffic to the racetrack, CDI president and chief executive officer Bob Evans said.

  • Lack of Deal Threatens NYRA Simulcasts

    The Mid-Atlantic Cooperative, which represents 16 racetracks and their affiliated off-track wagering outlets, has failed to reach an agreement with the New York Racing Association on signal rates, which puts simulcast of races from Belmont Park in jeopardy.

  • Justin Vitek

    Vitek Fundraiser Considered Big Success

    Through the support of many in the horseracing industry, jockey Justin Vitek will have $60,000 to help defray costs stemming from his battle with acute myelogenous leukemia. About 250 horsemen and racing fans gathered at the Kentucky Derby Museum April 21 for dinner, drinks, and live and silent auctions.

  • More Organizations Join AHC 'Cavalry'

    The "Congressional Cavalry," organized by the American Horse Council and some of its member organizations in an effort to better serve the horse industry in Congress, continues to grow in numbers, officials said.

  • 'Delaware Certified' Horses Near 1,300

    The Delaware Certified Thoroughbred Program, formed earlier in the decade to preserve farmland and offer incentives for horses domiciled in the state, now has almost 1,300 registered Thoroughbreds, according to the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association.

  • Kentucky state senator Damon Thayer

    Bill: Up to $6 Million for KY Racing

    A Kentucky legislator plans to pre-file a bill for 2009 that would provide dedicated funding for the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority and create a new fund to supplement purses for all breeds at Kentucky racetracks.

  • Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear

    Veto of KHRA Assessment Relief Stands

    Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has vetoed a provision in the state General Assembly's $19-billion budget that would keep smaller racetracks in the state from paying a daily assessment to support Kentucky Horse Racing Authority operations. Legislators on April 15 took no action to override the veto as the General Assembly session came to a close.

  • Courtney Carries on at Stonebridge Farm

    Robert Courtney Jr., who worked as an integral part of the Crestfield Farm team for 31 years, will continue raising and selling Thoroughbreds at his 195-acre Stonebridge Farm near Lexington.

  • Jersey Governor OKs Purse Supplements

    New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine signed legislation April 11 that allows a $90-million purse supplement for New Jersey racetracks to move forward. Now, the racing industry must decide how the money will be divvied up for purses at perhaps four racetracks.

  • The Jockey Club underwrote the summit where the study's numbers were released.

    Review: Racetrack Fatality Ratio Changes

    The number of catastrophic injuries on dirt tracks has gone up while the corresponding number on synthetic surfaces has gone down, according to a revision of a report first given at the March 17 Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit.

  • International Official Truck of Derby

    International has been named the official truck of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby, officials said April 8. Churchill Downs Inc. and Navistar International Corp. have agreed to a two-year deal.

  • Ken Dunn

    Dunn Steps Down From Calder, CDI

    C. Kenneth Dunn, who since April 1999 has served as senior vice president of Florida operations for Churchill Downs Inc. and has spent 18 years at Calder Race Course, is stepping down, the company announced April 9. Dunn will continue to serve as an adviser for Calder through Aug. 1.

  • Governor's Cup Tops Penn National Stakes

    The Pennsylvania Governor's Cup Handicap, the oldest stakes at Hollywood Casino at Penn National, will get a $50,000 boost in its purse to $100,000 this year as part of the richest stakes schedule in the history of the track.

  • Lone Star Park

    Leary to Head Lone Star Communications

    Dan Leary has been named director of communications for Lone Star Park in Texas. Leary has nearly three decades of sports public relations experience, including 14 years in the Thoroughbred racing industry at six different racetracks.

  • Ohio Groups Launch Equine Coalition

    The Ohio horse industry has officially launched the Ohio Equine Industry Coalition, which is designed to find solutions to what it calls an "economic crisis" for the industry.

  • New Zealand Tests Imports for Equine Flu

    MAF Biosecurity New Zealand is retesting samples taken from horses imported directly from the United States to the Karaka quarantine facility due to conflicting test results that indicate the presence of equine influenza, the Sportsman of Australia has reported.

  • Atlantic City Race Course in New Jersey will offer six days of all-turf racing April 23-25 and April 30-May 2.

    Atlantic City: No Plans to Call it Quits

    Officials at Atlantic City Race Course said April 2 there are no plans to close the storied New Jersey track, which will continue to offer live Thoroughbred racing and longer meets if it receives a share of a $90-million purse supplement from the state's casinos.

  • Gordon Re-elected Florida HBPA President

    Sam Gordon was elected to a fourth term as president of the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association at the organization's regularly scheduled March 31 board meeting.

  • King of the Roxy, a grade II winner last year, was voted Ohio horse of the year for 2007.

    Success Despite Tough Times in Ohio

    Grade II winner King of the Roxy, the 2007 Ohio horse of the year, shows that struggling Ohio breeders aren't through trying to find success with the competitive forces against them.

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    Colonel John Works for Santa Anita Derby

    Sham Stakes winner Colonel John, one of the favorites for the April 5 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) and a major Triple Crown contender, worked six furlongs in 1:10.80 March 31 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Pyro worked six furlongs at Keeneland the morning of March 31.

    Pyro Works Six Furlongs at Keeneland

    Winchell Thoroughbreds' Pyro, winner of the Risen Star Stakes (gr. III) and Louisiana Derby (gr. II) in his two starts this year, continued his preparations for the April 12 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) by working six furlongs in 1:14.60 March 31 at Keeneland.

  • New Owner Seminar Set at Prairie Meadows

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will conduct a new owner seminar April 18 at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa.

  • Is Compact Answer to Federal Regulation?

    The National Racing Compact, which currently authorizes multi-jurisdictional licensing for the pari-mutuel industry, is being offered as an alternative to possible federal regulation of aspects of the horseracing industry.

  • Regulation of Steroids Turns a Corner

    The ongoing process of regulating anabolic steroids in racehorses may have turned a corner March 25 when the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium made changes to its model rule. State regulators, however, remain concerned about funding for increased testing.

  • RCI: Autonomous Betting Monitor Critical

    With RCI Integrity Services up and running, the Association of Racing Commissioners International has issued a strong call for the pari-mutuel industry to take advantage of something it believes is a no-brainer: an independent wagering monitoring system.

  • Kentucky Awaiting Research Into Steroids

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority intends to regulate use of anabolic steroids in racehorses but will wait until research into the testing for steroids in plasma is completed this summer before it moves ahead.

  • Pinnacle Granted Michigan Racing License

    Michigan Racing Commissioner Christine White issued a racing license March 19 to Post It Stables for Pinnacle Race Course, a Thoroughbred facility under construction in Romulus in the Detroit metropolitan area.

  • RMTC Moves Ahead With Work on Steroids

    The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium will hold its spring board of directors meeting March 25 in conjunction with the Association of Racing Commissioners International annual convention in Austin, Texas.

  • The Pimlico Special (gr. I) returns as part of the 2008 stakes schedule after a one year hiatus.

    Pimlico Sets Stakes; 'Special' Returns

    Pimlico Race Course, home of the grade I Preakness Stakes, will offer a $3.46-million stakes schedule during a 31-day spring meet that runs from April 17-June 7. In a major change, the grade I Pimlico Special is back.

  • Meadowlands is in line to receive part of the $90- million purse subsidy approved by the New Jersey legislature.

    New Jersey Senate OKs Purse Subsidy

    The New Jersey legislature has approved a deal whereby Atlantic City casinos will pay the horseracing and breeding industry $90 million over three years in return for a guarantee the tracks won't pursue video lottery terminals during the period.

  • ThistleDown Racino

    Thistledown, Horsemen Have Dates Deal

    The Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and Thistledown have an agreement in principle for 122 days of live racing at the Cleveland-area track this year.

  • New: TOBA Member of the Month

    John "Jack" Carey of California is the first Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association member to be recognized through a new program called the "TOBA Member of the Month."

  • Curlin continues to train very well for his next start, in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 29.

    Curlin in Sharp Workout for World Cup

    Horse of the Year Curlin traveled six furlongs in 1:13.54 at Nad Al Sheba racecourse the morning of March 17 in a key workout before the March 29 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I).