Articles posted December 18, 2002

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Ten Take Aim at $500,000 Delta Jackpot

K.K. & Vilasini Jayaraman's Comic Truth, winner of the Lafayette Stakes at Evangeline Downs, heads a field of 10 2-year-olds entered Wednesday for Delta Downs' $500,000 Delta Jackpot Stakes at a mile Saturday.

Hollywood Futurity Trainers Doing Rain Dance

A forecast of rain Friday and an off track Saturday brought rain-dance whoops from Maryland to California in the barns of John Scanlan and Rafael Becerra, trainers of Toccet and Roll Hennessy Roll, respectively, as they await Saturday's $375,000-estimated Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) for 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 mile.

Conquistador Cielo Euthanized

Horse of the Year Conquistador Cielo, who won the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) in less than a week and was syndicated for a record $36.4 million, has been euthanized

Asmussens Put Plan for Laredo Racetrack on Hold

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The El Primero Fair Association backed by Cash, Marilyn, and Keith Asmussen and the Laredo National Bank has decided to withdraw its application to open a non-profit Class 3 racetrack near Laredo, Texas.

Texas Renews Equine Drug-Testing Contract

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The Texas Racing Commission has renewed its drug-testing contract with Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, and also approved some changes in the racing schedule at Manor Downs for 2003.

Public Affairs VP Leaves Churchill

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Continuing the executive shakeup at Churchill Downs Inc., vice president of public affairs Frank Jemley is leaving the company at the end of the year to begin a lobbying firm. Churchill Downs will b a client.

Barretts January Sale Has Largest Catalogue Ever

The catalogue for Barretts' 2003 January mixed sale is the largest in the auction's history, with 681 horses listed. The sale will be conducted at the Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex Park in Pomona California on Jan. 21 and 22. Each session will begin at 11 a.m. (PST).

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