Articles posted August 2, 2002

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Mandy's Gold Posts Upset in Honorable Miss

Steeplechase Farm's Mandy's Gold caught a sloppy track Friday afternoon and used it to glide to a front-running, 1 ¾-length victory over Shine Again in the $108,500 Honorable Miss Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares at six furlongs.

Baffert Issues Statement on Haskell Appearance Fee

Trainer Bob Baffert has released the following statement through the firm of Conover, Tuttle, concerning his acceptance of a $50,000 appearance fee to run War Emblem in the Haskell Invitational Handicap.

Magna Stops Buying Spree...For Now

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Magna Entertainment's buying spree is over for the time being. The Ontario-based racing conglomerate has shifted its focus toward making the 10 racetracks it owns and manages more efficient and profitable.

NTRA Seals TV Deal; 2002 Budget on Track

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The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has approved a contract extension with ESPN for television coverage, and also reported that 82% of the sellers and consignors at the Keeneland July yearling sale contributed financially to the organization to fund legislative endeavors.

In Michigan, Racetrack Gaming Part of Proposal

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The future of Michigan's Thoroughbred industry may lie squarely in the hands of three departing Republican politicians who are working against a year-end deadline to decide the fate of a legislative package that could reinvigorate racing in the state.

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