Drill draws post 6, made 2-1 favorite in $1-million Delta Jackpot

The field for this year’s $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot (Gr. III) was finalized on Wednesday morning as entries were taken and post positions drawn for the 1 1/16-mile test for 2-year-olds, which will take place Saturday at Delta Downs in Vinton, La. There is a special first post time for the Jackpot Day program of […]

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Browning: FT November a ‘strong sale’

The economic indicators at Fasig-Tipton’s November Sale in Lexington, Ky., were up substantially over the 2010 auction, but company president Boyd Browning said the industry still had some work to do to restore good health to the marketplace. “There was a higher level of confidence than there was a year ago,” Browning said after the […]

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RIP, Mace Siegel: philanthropist, leading owner, racing advocate

The California Thoroughbred industry lost one of its true giants on Wednesday with the passing of Mace Siegel, who with his late wife Jan and daughter Samantha campaigned a host of stakes winners over the last 35 years, including 2004 Eclipse Award-winning 2-year-old male Declan’s Moon. Siegel was 86 years old. Samantha Siegel published a […]

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UPDATED: Trainer Beattie denies cheating allegations; FBI probing Penn National

Stephanie Beattie, leading trainer at Penn National and president of the Pennsylvania Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, came out swinging against allegations made by a former boyfriend and now rival trainer, David Wells, that horses in her care were administered electric shocks before races, making them run faster when the shocks were simulated again during […]

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By Ray Paulick “It’s hard to get half the people in this industry to agree on what day it is,” a Central Kentucky breeder said to me a couple of weeks ago, shortly after the Breeders’ Cup announced suspension of the stakes supplement program for 2009. “I can’t believe 83% of the people voting in […]

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