Articles posted November 19, 2002

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

N.Y. Bill Makes Tampering With Wagers a Felony

A legislator has proposed that New York law should be tightened to create a felony that specifically outlaws tampering with pari-mutuel bets and wagering systems. The bill, sponsored by Assembly racing committee chairman Alexander Gromack of Rockland County, comes in the aftermath of the Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 betting probe.

Champion Rubiano Euthanized

Rubiano, champion sprinter of 1992, was euthanized Tuesday following complications from laminitis, according to a release from William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm where he had stood since his retirement in 1992.

NTRA Plans News Conference on Wagering Probe

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The National Thoroughbred Racing Association will hold a news conference in New York City Nov. 20 to discuss ongoing measures in connection with the Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 investigation.

Booklet Victorious In Return

Grade I winner Booklet was victorious in his return to the track in a $59,500 allowance race for 3-year-olds and up Tuesday at Churchill Downs. Under jockey Pat Day, the son of Notebook covered the mile distance in 1:34.68, crossing the wire three-quarters of a length in front of Rock Slide, with Dash for Daylight another three-quarters of a length back in third.

Pure Prize to Vinery in Kentucky

Grade II winner Pure Prize, by Storm Cat out of champion Heavenly Prize (by Seeking the Gold), has been retired and will enter stud at Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington

Application for Horsemen-Owned Racetrack Filed

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A plan for a Thoroughbred racetrack to be owned by horse owners has been floated in Pennsylvania, and the group awaits a hearing before the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission.

Rebate Replay

By Ray Paulick -- A number of readers took exception to comments made in this space last week concerning account-wagering operators that attract customers by offering rebates of 10% or higher.

A Call for Security

By David Ward -- The recent Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 scandal has brought to the racing world's attention three very disconcerting facts...

NTRA May Review Winning Multi-Race Wagers

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The National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Wagering Technology working group is planning a thorough review of winning multi-race wagers to find if the current Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 scandal was an isolated incident.

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