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Handicappers Size Up X-Country Pick 4

Handicappers Size Up X-Country Pick 4

Gulfstream Park handicappers Ron Nicoletti and Christina Bossinakis have studied the Xpressbet $500,000 X-Country Pick 4, which includes top Feb. 7 stakes races at Gulfstram Park and Santa Anita Park.

Greenlight Rips MEC Reorganization Plan

Greenlight Rips MEC Reorganization Plan

A longtime adversarial shareholder in MI Developments has blasted the latest reorganization proposal to spin-off subsidiary Magna Entertainment Corp., a plan which includes $75 million in funding for a potential slots parlor at Laurel Park in Maryland.

MID's CEO Still Supports Magna

Despite the earlier announcement that Magna Entertainment Corp. had a quarterly loss of $48.4 million and is seeking to sell core assets, including one or more of its top racetracks, management of the company that holds 60% equity interest in MEC continues to be optimistic of a turnaround.

Adena Springs Announces 2009 Fees

Adena Springs Announces 2009 Fees

Awesome Again and Ghostzapper will stand in 2009 for $150,000, the same stud fee they each commanded this year. The stallions stand at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs near Paris, Ky., which announced its 2009 fees Oct. 23.

Borgemenke Out as Magna VP

Borgemenke Out as Magna VP

Scott Borgemenke, the former Ohio State Racing Commission chairman who joined Magna Entertainment Corp. as executive vice president of racing earlier this year, departed from the company, effective July 18.

Magna Losses Drag Down MID

Magna Losses Drag Down MID

Due primarily to losses by Magna Entertainment racetracks, MI Developments, the property arm of Canadian auto-parts empire Magna International, reported lower first-quarter profit May 7.

Magna Loss Soars in First Quarter

Magna Loss Soars in First Quarter

Despite mounting losses and lack of investor confidence, executives of racetrack operator Magna Entertainment remain confident the company's fortunes can be reversed.

Sugar Swirl Could Sweeten Humana Distaff

Sugar Swirl Could Sweeten Humana Distaff

Stronach Stables' homebred Sugar Swirl has taken everything trainer Brian Lynch has thrown at her, including four back-to-back stakes races " three of them graded. Now the 5-year-old daughter of Touch Gold seeks her first grade I victory against the likes of Hystericalady, Baroness Thatcher, and Intangaroo in the $300,000 Humana Distaff Stakes (gr. I).

Ginger Punch KO's Competition

Ginger Punch KO's Competition

Ginger Punch was all action in 2007. Her victory in the 2007 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Monmouth Park proved powerful enough to propel the daughter of Awesome Again to an Eclipse Award in the older female division

Major Dispersals, Reductions on Tap at Keeneland

Major Dispersals, Reductions on Tap at Keeneland

The Keeneland November sale will include dispersals or major reductions by Adena Springs, Swettenham Stud, Golden Eagle Farm, the partnership of retired trainer MacKenzie Miller and the late Smiser West, and California owner Stan E. Fulton.

Macho Uno to Adena Springs Kentucky

Macho Uno to Adena Springs Kentucky

Macho Uno, sire of grade I winner Wicked Style from his freshman crop, will relocate from Frank Stronach's Adena Springs South near Williston, Fla., to stand the 2008 season at Adena Springs Kentucky near Paris.

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