Victor Ryan

Top International Stables a Derby No Show

Despite the fact many feel this year's North American 3-year-old crop could be ripe for the picking, this year's Kentucky Derby will be strictly an all-American affair as Godolphin Racing and trainer Aidan O'Brien's Ballydoyle stable will not have representatives in America's classic horse race.

Gill Names Seven Defendants in Two Lawsuits

Owner Mike Gill filed two separate lawsuits in U.S. District Court of New Hampshire April 9 for being denied entry into races at Delaware Park and for Gulfstream Park's handling of an investigation earlier this year.

State Audit Blasts Illinois Racing Board

The Illinois Racing Board was charged with a variety of improprieties, from failing to properly monitor the state's totalizator system to not collecting admission fees from simulcasting outlets, in a state audit released Feb. 20.

Magna Expansion Results in $14.3 Million Loss

Magna Entertainment Corp. had increased revenue in 2002 but the continued expansion of its roster of racetracks along with the costs of launching Xpressbet and Horse Racing TV resulted in losses of $14.3 million in 2002.

Ultra Pick Six Sentencing Rescheduled Once Again

Sentencing for the three former Drexel University fraternity brothers convicted in the Breeders' Cup pick six scandal has again be rescheduled. Chris Harn, Glen DaSilva, and Derrick Davis will be sentenced by Judge Charles I. Brieant in White Plains, New York on March 20 at 9 a.m.

Doneraile Court Colt Brings $400,000 at OBSC Sale

A colt from the first crop of Seattle Slew stallion Doneraile Court brought a final bid of $400,000 from agent John Ferguson to top the early returns at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s selected 2-year-olds in training sale at Calder Race Course on Tuesday.

New York Stewards Gain Additional Discretion

The New York State Racing and Wagering Board has approved a proposal by the New York Racing Association to allow stewards more flexibility in determining disqualifications of horses that veer in front of a rival during a race.

NY Wagering Board Approves Rule Change

The New York State Racing and Wagering Board on Tuesday approved a proposal made by the New York Racing Association last August that would allow stewards more flexibility in determining disqualifications of horses that veer in front of a rival during a race.

Illinois Horsemen to Sue over Recapture Money

Attorneys for the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association will file for an injunction in the next few days to stop the "recapture" payment made annually to the state's racetracks from the horsemen's purse fund since 1995.

Meeker to Address State Legislators in Florida

Churchill Downs Inc. president Tom Meeker will speak to state legislators on regulatory issues facing the pari-mutuel industry during the National Council on Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) winter meeting January 11 in South Beach, Florida.

Small Tracks Moving Forward in New Era

For independently-owned racetracks, competing successfully with ever-expanding racetrack conglomerates such as Magna Entertainment Corp. and Churchill Downs Inc. may be difficult but can be done, track officials maintained during the "Going it Alone" panel discussion at the 29th Symposium on Racing in Tucson Thursday.

Small Tracks Moving Forward in New Era

For independently-owned racetracks, competing successfully with ever-expanding racetrack conglomerates such as Magna Entertainment Corp. and Churchill Downs Inc. may be difficult but can be done, track officials maintained during the "Going it Alone" panel discussion at the 29th Symposium on Racing in Tucson Thursday.

Azeri, Astra to be Sold as Part of Paulson Trust Settlement

Allen E. Paulson Living Trust's Horse of the Year candidate Azeri and multiple grade I winner Astra will be sold at public auction in 2003 as part of the remaining disperal of the trust's bloodstock. An out-of-court settlement to sell the trust's remaining bloodstock interests was reached Dec. 9 between co-trustees Michael Paulson and Dr. Nicholas Diaco.

Class Action Suit Coming Against Autotote

A national class action lawsuit for negligence will be filed Wednesday against Autotote Systems Inc. by a Southern California law firm on behalf of professional pick six player Jimmy "Jimmy the Hat" Allard.

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