Articles posted June 25, 2001

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Millionaire Ecton Park Retired to Stud

Mark Stanley's millionaire Ecton Park, whose defeated foes included Menifee and Lemon Drop Kid, has been retired from racing after re-aggravating an injury and will begin his stallion career at Wintergreen Stallion Station near Midway, Ky.

NTRA Champions Hits Slump

The final television rating for the NTRA Champions Series' second of four programs slid to 0.9 and earned a 3% market share. A direct comparison with last year' s series on Fox is not possible because schedules are too different, but the rating is lower than anything seen a year ago.

Racing Legislation Vetoed in Texas

Texas Gov. Rick Perry vetoed a bill that would have, among other things, increased the amount racetracks receive from the simulcasting of Greyhound races. The veto is expected to have some impact on horsemen.

Tejano Run's First Winner

Millionaire Tejano Run was represented by his first winner when his son Shaws Creek won June 24 at 5 1/2 furlongs at Woodbine by 7 1/4 lengths.

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