March 6, 2014 - The Thoroughbred Racing
Associations (TRA) has announced Delray Beach, Fla., as the host
city for the 22nd annual International Simulcast Conference. The
2014 conference will be held at the Delray Beach Marriott, Sept.
The TRA co-sponsors the annual event with the Harness Tracks of
America (HTA), in conjunction with the American Greyhound Track
Operators Association (AGTOA).
Each year the conference attracts more than 250 racing
executives and personnel to address the topics of chief
importance to the pari-mutuel industry, including simulcasting,
account wagering, wagering security and technology.
Delray Beach Marriott
is located at the corner of
Ocean Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue, overlooking the sandy
beaches of Florida’s Gold Coast, and is an easy walk to a wide
variety of restaurants, bistros, outdoor cafes and nightlife.
Delray Beach is an easy drive to either the Fort Lauderdale or
West Palm Beach airports. A special conference room rate of $149
per night will be offered. Information will be posted
HERE as it becomes available.
February 24, 2014 – Wildcat Red
prevailed by a head over General a Rod to win the $400,000
Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Saturday and took the
lead on the list of 2014 North American leading money-winning
Thoroughbreds with $410,000 in purses earned.
Lea is second with $360,000. Intense Holiday, winner of the
$400,000 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds Saturday, moved up to
third with $280,000.
Javier Castellano, who rode General a Rod, took over the lead on
the jockeys’ standings with $2,706,638. Rafael Bejarano is
second with $2,498,202 and Luis Saez, Wildcat Red’s rider, rose
to third with $1,992,752.
Todd Pletcher, who conditions Intense
Holiday, continues to lead the trainers’
standings with $2,819,925. Jerry
Hollendorfer is second with $2,040,119 and
Steve Asmussen is third with $1,923,322.
Equine earnings are for all starters of at
least one race in North America and include
earnings from all international races.
Trainer and jockey standings are for North
American-based individuals but include
earnings from select international races.
For a listing of the weekly leaders for
horses, trainers, and jockeys through
February 23, 2014, click