Articles posted August 14, 2001

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Tubbs Hired as Churchill Vice President of Sales

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Churchill Downs as hired a vice president of sales who will oversee all sponsorship efforts for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks, as well as sales initiatives at all racetracks owned by Churchill Downs Inc.

Massachusetts Racing Law Granted Extension

For the fourth time since Jan. 1, the Massachusetts legislature has passed an extension to current racing law while a new bill is being ironed out. The latest extension will ensure that simulcasting continues for 45 days through Sept. 30.

Spend a Buck Headed to Brazil

Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Spend a Buck, who has achieved remarkable success with his South American runners, has been sold to Brazilian breeders and will take up stallion duty at Haras Bage do Sul.

Lunch Specials at the Spa

Leonard Leveen will never forget what his trainer said to him a decade ago when he wanted sell one of his racing fillies.
"I raced a mare and when she retired, I wanted to sell her. But my trainer said I wouldn't get a ham sandwich for her."

Wake Up

By Paul Deblinger -- The biggest disconnect in racing is the failure of the NTRA and the tracks to do anything for regular customers, or to identify new sources of customers.

Blue Skies?

By Ray Paulick -- The three nights of horse trading that took place at the Saratoga yearling sale were electrifying.

Del Mar Yearling Sale on Record Pace

Seven horses sold for more than $100,000 during Monday's opening session of the two-day Del Mar yearling sale. Last year, five horses sold in this price range for the entire sale. The average price for the first session was $52,918, far above the sale's record average price of $36,798 set in 1999.

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