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

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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TOC Extends Van de Kamp's Contract

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.

Legislator: Delta Downs Tax Dispute Won't Linger

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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