"Certain horses send chills down the back of your neck when you feel certain things that they are capable of doing," jockey Gary Stevens said. "It takes really something special to give me that feeling." And it was exactly what he felt the moment he ascended the stately Point Given for the very first time. Stevens instantly admired the colt's competitive nature. Point Given, a troubled second last month in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, stamped himself as a legitimate Kentucky Derby contender with an impressive one-length victory over Millennium Wind in the Dec. 16 $345,690 Hollywood Futurity at Hollywood Park.
Before Congress adjourned Friday, legislation clarifying the Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978 regarding simulcast and account wagering was passed as part of a package of appropriations bills. The Internet Gambling Prohibition Act was not part of the legislation passed Friday and sent to President Clinton for his signature. The legislation, advanced by Senators Mitch McConnell and Jim Bunning, both Kentucky Republicans, and Rep. Hal Rogers, also a Republican from Kentucky, was sought to address concerns that arose as part of the internet gambling prohibition bill.
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