Articles posted March 8, 2002

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McAnally Shoots for Seventh Santa Margarita With Printemps

Printemps is trainer Ron McAnally's entry in the $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (gr. I) for fillies and mares on Sunday at Santa Anita. Chilean-bred Printemps may not be favored in the race, but McAnally's history of success in the race is undeniable: he trained two-time winners Paseana and Bayakoa, Queens Court (1995), and longshot Toda Una Dama (1998).

Track, Commission Strike Deal on Head Tax

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Delta Downs has worked out a compromise with the Louisiana Racing Commission over payment of a head tax. The issue was resolved at the commission's meeting in New Orleans March 8.

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Colonial Downs Sets Summer Meet

Dates for the sixth annual Thoroughbred meet at Virginia's Colonial Downs have been confirmed, and for the second straight season racing will occur in the summer months.

TOC Extends Van de Kamp's Contract

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The Board of Directors of the Thoroughbred Owners of California, at its March 7 meeting, unanimously voted to extend the contract of TOC president and general counsel John Van de Kamp through 2005.

Kris S. Taken Out of Stallion Service

Prominent Central Kentucky stallion Kris S. was relieved temporarily of stallion duty two weeks ago at Kenny Troutt and Bill Casner's WinStar Farm near Versailles because of cervical pain.

Legislator: Delta Downs Tax Dispute Won't Linger

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State Rep. Ronnie Johns said a dispute between the Louisiana Racing Commission and Delta Downs over head-tax payments could be resolved by March 8, when the racing commission meets in New Orleans.

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