Articles posted June 20, 2001

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Bill Would Expand Gaming Venues in Delaware

Legislation introduced in the Delaware House of Representatives this month would allow "qualified entertainment venues" to have video lottery terminals, revenue from which would be used for community redevelopment. Currently, only the state's three racetracks are permitted to have VLTs and slot machines.

NTRA Revenues: From Red to Black in 2000

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association in 2000 had $4.81 million in operating revenue over operating expenses, compared with a $1.82 million deficit in operating revenue in 1999. That's a swing of $6.6 million to the positive side of the fiscal ledger.

Grayson Foundation's Triple Crown

Although there was no Triple Crown winner on the track this year, each of the Triple Crown races represented a boost for equine research. The owners of both winning colts, Monarchos and Point Given, had each pledged 1% of the purses to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.

Grayson Foundation's Triple Crown

Although there was no Triple Crown winner on the track this year, each of the Triple Crown races represented a boost for equine research. The owners of both winning colts, Monarchos and Point Given, had each pledged 1% of the purses to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.

Task Force Finds Emerald Downs Deaths Unrelated

After seven horses died in a 19-day period this spring at Emerald Downs, the racetrack opted to create a task force to evaluate the deaths, and to see if similar injuries could be prevented in the future. Detailed soil and track assessments, as well as input from industry members and groups, indicated the track itself is in good shape, and the injuries were unrelated.

Queen's Plate Notebook

Millennium Allstar, a top contender for the 142nd Queen's Plate, owned by Joseph and Leslie Meehan, worked Tuesday morning over Woodbine's main track in preparation for Sunday's $1-million race for Canadian-bred 3-year-olds.

Queen's Plate Notebook

Millennium Allstar, a top contender for the 142nd Queen's Plate, owned by Joseph and Leslie Meehan, worked Tuesday morning over Woodbine's main track in preparation for Sunday's $1-million race for Canadian-bred 3-year-olds.

Montbrook Gelding Tops OBS Session

Boreen, a gelding by Montbrook consigned by Ocala Stud Farms, brought $105,000 to top the opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June Sale Tuesday, the sale company reported. Choctaw Racing bought Boreen, a half-brother to stakes winner Backatem and graded stakes placed Throwthebookatem. His quarter mile in :21 2/5 was the fastest work of Saturday's under tack show. He is out of the Deputy Minister mare Deputy's Mistress.

New York Reinstates Residency Requirement for Mares

The Board of Directors of the New York State Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund has reinstated the 90 day residency rule for returning mares. The Board had previously waived the rule in response to growing concerns about foal losses throughout Kentucky earlier this spring and uncertainty regarding the possible contagiousness of the problem.

Deford Keynote Speaker at Hall of Fame Ceremonies

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Frank Deford, himself a member of the National Association of Sporstcasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame, will be the keynote speaker at this years National Musuem of Racing and Hall of Fame inductiion ceremony. The new members of the Hall of Fame will be enshrined at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 6 at the Fasig-Tipton sale pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

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