Articles posted November 1, 2002

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

A Shocker: Mulrainy Favored in Jammed Lovely

When it comes to shockers, there aren't many better than Mulrainy, the 3-year-old bay who'll run in this Sunday's $150,000-added Jammed Lovely Stakes at Woodbine.

Posse Chases Churchill's Iroquois Stakes

Heiligbrodt Racing Stable's Posse, whose performances in stakes company in the spring stamped him as one of the best of this year's crop of 2-year-old Thoroughbreds, heads a strong and experienced field of juveniles in Sunday's 21st running of Sunday's $100,000-added Iroquois Stakes (Grade III) at Churchill Downs.

Magna Reports Soft Third Quarter, Loses Two More Directors

Magna Entertainment reported across-the-board declines in revenue, net income, and earnings per share for the third quarter ending Sept. 30. The Ontario-based racing conglomerate also announced the resignation of two more directors, John York II and James Nichol, from its board of directors.

One More Piece in MRLS Puzzle

Researchers at the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center have uncovered one more piece in the puzzle relating to Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome.

Logo for 2003 Breeders' Cup Unveiled

Breeders' Cup Limited and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association have released the event logo for the 20th Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003 during the Oak Tree Racing Association meeting at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.

Came Home's Fee: $40,000

Came Home's first-year stud fee will be $40,000. The son of Gone West, a multiple grade I winner and millionaire, will stand his first season at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.

NTRA Officially Forms 'Wagering Technology' Group

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As expected, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association has formed a "wagering technology" working group, or task force, to review pari-mutuel computer security and ensure integrity in the system.

New Logo, Corporate Name for The Blood-Horse

The Blood-Horse has a new logo and adopted a new corporate name to better reflect the diversity of the company, according to publisher Stacy V. Bearse, president and CEO. Previously operated as The Blood-Horse Inc., the company will now operate as Blood-Horse Publications.

In Wake of Betting Probe, Industry Prepares Strategy

Regardless of the outcome of the probe into suspicious Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick Six wagers, the situation figures to trigger a review of how the pari-mutuel industry conducts its business. It also left National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup officials to deal with public perception issues.

Mr. Greeley's Fee $50,000

Mr. Greeley, whose runners have earned $4.4 million this year and include grade I winners Celtic Melody, Nonsuch Bay, and Whywhywhy, will stand for $50,000 in 2003

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