Articles posted September 5, 2000

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The Cost of Reform

By Ray Paulick -- California Gov. Gray Davis will be doing the right thing by signing the account wagering legislation into law.

Impeachment Injured; May Be Retired

Dogwood Stable president Cot Campbell reported Tuesday that Impeachment, third in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, has sustained a tear in his tendon, with his future uncertain at this time. Campbell said the colt was fine after his fifth-place finish in the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes (gr. I), his last start, but that he showed signs of the tendon problem this past Sunday. "An ultrasound examination has revealed a fairly significant tear," Campbell said.

Deceased Jockey's Parents File Suit

The parents of deceased jockey J.C. Gonzalez filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court that seeks unspecified damages to be paid by a trainer and several veterinarians whom they believe are responsible for their son's death.

Owner Payson Splits With Trainer Bond

After a 13-year association, Virginia Kraft Payson has taken her horses from trainer James Bond and distributed the 14 to five trainers: Allison Register, Bruce Miller, Tom Voss, Sonny Wigginton, and Mary Jo Lohmeier.

California Governor Considers Racing Bill

California Gov. Gray Davis is a pro-labor Democrat who has spoken out in opposition to the expansion of gambling in his state. That's why a bill passed in the waning hours of the 2000 California legislative session poses something of a dilemma to the first-term governor.

Let's Get Risky

By Nan Mooney -- Change is never safe. But to attract new, young fans, it's time for the racing industry to do what jockeys, trainers, owners, and fans do every day. It's time for them to take a risk.

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