Articles posted September 27, 2002

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

NTRA: Longer TV Rights Deal, New Sponsor

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association will seek three-year television rights agreements with member racetracks to assist in national coverage of horse racing, and also struck a deal with Guinness beer.

NYRA and Trump in VLT Deal? It's Possible

NYRA and Trump in VLT Deal? It's Possible

The New York Racing Association, with its video lottery terminal program running behind schedule, is turning to outside casino operators to run its proposed Aqueduct VLT facility, and among those under consideration is Atlantic City casino mogul Donald Trump.

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Barham Takes Post With Race Track Industry Program

Steve Barham, executive director of the Oregon Racing Commission for the past 17 years, has been named associate coordinator of the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program.

Remington Park Forced to Run Quarter Horse Dates

Remington Park Forced to Run Quarter Horse Dates

The Oklahoma Racing Commission denied Thursday a request by Remington Park to eliminate its Quarter Horse dates for the time being and run only 65 days of Thoroughbred racing next year. Remington Park officials say the decision puts the track in financial jeopardy and may force it to close.

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