Articles posted June 17, 2002

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Probity of British Racing Under Spotlight

The probity of British racing has come under the spotlight following a series of allegations of corruption within the sport. On June 11, a national television investigative program, Kenyon Confronts, raised claims that the majority of horse races in Britain were "bent" because trainers were running their horses at the wrong distance, on the wrong surface, or when they were palpably unfit in order to trick handicappers into giving them a lower rating.

California Breeder/Owner Georgia Ridder Dead

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Georgia Ridder, the first lady of California racing whose millionaire Alphabet Soup upset the mighty Cigar in the 1996 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) in the latter's farewell race, died June 14 of natural causes at her Pasadena, Calif., home.

Bill Would Let Trainers Join Owners' Organization

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Negotiations that would allow trainers who also own racehorses to join the Thoroughbred Owners of California are in progress. A state Assembly bill authorizing such a membership change is nearing a committee hearing as well.

Double Honor Juveniles Shine in Sale Workouts

A colt and filly from the first crop of Double Honor had two of the fastest workout times during Saturday's and Sunday's Under Tack shows for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June sale of 2-year-olds in training.

Moon Solitaire Upsets Quiet Resolve

Gainsborough Farm's Moon Solitaire trumped his seven rivals in the King Edward Breeders' Cup Handicap (Can-II) Sunday at Woodbine, cruising to a two length win with jockey Robert Landry aboard.

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