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The application for the 2003 Saratoga Reserved Seat Drawing is now available. Applications must be postmarked by February 15, 2003 to be eligible for the lottery. The Saratoga Reserved Seat application has already been sent out to the established mailing list. It is also available for download on www.NYRA.com. The racing dates for the 2003 Saratoga meeting are Wednesday, July 23 to Labor Day Monday, Sept. 1. The Saratoga Stakes Schedule is also available on NYRA.com. For more information, call 888-285-5961...Brisnet.com has partnered with Bally's Casino and Scores Instant Replays, Inc. in Las Vegas to provide handicappers onsite access to Brisnet.com handicapping reports. Located in the VIP room of the Bally's racebook, the room is equipped with a computer, high-speed Internet access and a printer. The new service debuted November 1, 2002. "Horseplayers are the big winners," said Brisnet.com Marketing Director Rich Nilsen. "Brisnet.com members can now travel to Las Vegas without losing access to the information they have come to rely on. With the same ease and convenience they download reports at home, they can now download and print reports in the Bally's racebook. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Bally's and Scores on this project." The addition of the Brisnet.com service to the Bally's racebook is just one more reason to visit Bally's Casino in Las Vegas. "We are happy to extend the arm of Brisnet.com Online Services to the Turf Clubs at Bally's & Paris Las Vegas," said Bally's Racebook Manager John Avello. "All Turf Club members will have accessibility to our PC and printer, using a high speed modem, for all their handicapping needs."...The celebration of the 30th anniversary of Secretariat's 1973 Triple Crown sweep includes a new bobblehead honoring the legendary Thoroughbred champion. The doll is an exclusive product offered through Secretariat.com. With the amazing response to the inaugural Secretariat bobblehead released in September 2002, the horse's owner, Penny Chenery, accommodated the many requests to produce a continuing series of this unique, whimsical figurine. " The first-edition Secretariat bobblehead sold out in a matter of days. It is a favorite on the racing collectibles market and currently commands about $400 a piece. Each Secretariat bobblehead is detailed from the famous blue-and-white checked blinkers down to his silver horseshoes. Just like Secretariat himself, the bobblehead is immense, measuring more than 11 inches long and standing nearly 7 inches high with a hefty weight of almost 2 pounds. Each doll comes with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity signed personally by Mrs. Chenery. Only 1,973 dolls were produced in a limited run and are available through Secretariat.com for $73. The price also allows a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Secretariat Bronze Fund, Mrs. Chenery's ongoing effort to create a life-size statue of the champion at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Bobblehead orders received through the Web site are scheduled for delivery in February. To purchase the Secretariat bobblehead log onto Secretariat.com.
Date Posted: 1/8/2003 11:31:48 AM
Last Updated: 1/9/2003 3:20:07 PM
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