Articles posted June 12, 2002

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AQHA Lifts Embryo Transfer Registration Ban Entirely

The American Quarter Horse Association has eliminated all restrictions regarding the registration of foals produced through embryo transfer as part of an out-of-court settlement with a coalition of breeders. The ruling could affect the rules of other registries, including The Jockey Club.

Groundbreaking Set for Texas Racetrack

Groundbreaking ceremonies for Saddle Brook Park, a proposed racetrack and entertainment center in Amarillo, Texas, are set for June 19. Plans call for Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing.

Dickinson Loses Fleet Renee Appeal

Trainer Michael Dickinson's appeal of a medication violation with Fleet Renee in the 2001 Mother Goose (gr.I) and a $250 fine was turned down Wednesday by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board during its monthly meeting in Albany.

Iowa Court: Racetrack Casino Tax Isn't Equitable

The pari-mutuel industry in Iowa got a major boost June 12 when state Supreme Court justices ruled they could "find no rational reason for treating racetrack slot machines differently than riverboat slot machines." Racetracks currently pay a 32% tax, while the riverboats pay 20%.

Attheraces Launches Telephone Betting

Attheraces, a British joint venture that provides live horse racing and wagering services, has introduced its own telephone betting operation.

New York City OTB Has Big Belmont Day

New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. had the second-biggest day in its history on June 8, Belmont Stakes Day, with total handle of $7,850,099.

Win, New York's First Millionaire, Dead

Win, who was a fixture in North America's top turf races for several years and New York's Horse of the Year in 1984-85, died in March at Mrs. Thomas Waller's Tanrackin Farm near Bedford Hills, N.Y.

AQHA Settles Embryo Transfer Lawsuit

The American Quarter Horse Association reached an out-of-court settlement Tuesday that will allow horse breeders to register embryo-transfer foals.

Churchill Downs to Keep Some Tax Revenue

Churchill Downs will become a special taxing district under an ordinance approved by the Louisville Board of Aldermen, and as such will retain 80% of tax revenue generated by its capital improvement plan.

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