Articles posted September 17, 2002

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Gulfstream Park's North Annex Razed

Though the declining stock price of its parent Magna Entertainment Corp. prevented Gulfstream Park from the major renovations it had planned, construction crews were at the Hallandale, Fla. track this week, razing a section of the grandstand.

Toshiba Becomes NTRA Purchasing Partner

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Toshiba Business Solutions has become a National Thoroughbred Racing Association purchasing partner, offering discounts on Toshiba products to NTRA members, as well as the designated Official Business Solutions Provider to the NTRA and a media partner of NTRA/Breeders' Cup Limited.

Jockey Mark Johnston Breaks Wrist

Jockey Mark Johnston, who last week passed the 3,000 wins mark, fractured his wrist Saturday afternoon at Delaware Park. He broke the radius bone in his left wrist when Mt. Moran stumbled at the gate and tossed him.

Overbrook Announces 2003 Stud Fees

William T. Young's Overbrook Farm, which earlier announced that Storm Cat's fee will remain at $500,000 for the 2003 season, has kept fees for the other eight returning stallions at the same 2002 price.

The Phipps Passion

By Ray Paulick -- By popular request, here are the remarks by Jockey Club chairman Ogden Mills Phipps at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's annual awards dinner.

Shareholder With a Heart

By Eric Mitchell -- Let's get something straight up front. Robert Wehle was more than "the man who owns all the stallion shares." He was a passionate student of pedigrees and an enthusiastic teacher of the breeding business.

Interesting Twist: Racetrack Slots Hurt Boat's Business

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The Isle of Capri in Lake Charles, La., wants to move one of its two riverboat casinos closer to the Texas state line because a lucrative slot-machine parlor at nearby Delta Downs is having a negative effect on its business.

Confirmed Marion County West Nile Cases Down

Two more horses were found to have tested positive for West Nile virus in Marion County, Fla., the week of Sept. 9, which brings the total number of confirmed cases to 16 for 2002. Last year, there were 66 cases.

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