Articles posted January 22, 2003

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Maryland Proposal: Up to 16,000 Racetrack Slots

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Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich Jr. will propose 13,500 slot machines for three racetracks in time to generate $600 million in state tax revenue in two years, legislative sources told the Baltimore Sun.

Audit Report Targets Kentucky Welfare Fund

The Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts has issued recommendations in the wake of an examination of the activities of the Kentucky Health and Welfare Fund, formed in 1978 to provide assistance to Thoroughbred racing personnel and their families.

NJSEA Boss: Industry Will Work to Find Answers

In response to a statement by an official with Gov. Jim McGreevey's administration that a proposal to place video lottery terminals at Meadowlands "is very unlikely," the head of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority said other avenues will be explored in order to keep the state's racing industry viable.

William Bancroft, Raced Highland Blade, Dead

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William Bancroft, who campaigned near-millionaire Highland Blade with his brother, Thomas Bancroft Jr., in the name of Pen-Y-Bryn Farm, died two days after his Jan. 16 birthday

Wanna Bet?

By Ray Paulick -- An online betting exchange poses a serious threat to horse racing because none of the money wagered is passed on to the industry.

Style Points

By John DeSantis -- The fact Eddie Delahoussaye was a great rider is no secret. But what ultimately separated Eddie D. from his peers was his style.

Stakes Winner Regiment Tops Barretts Opener

The Thoroughbred Corporation's Regiment, a 4-year-old son of Outflanker, was purchased by agent Bruno De Berdt for $100,000 to top Tuesday's opening session of the Barretts Equine Ltd.'s winter mixed sale.

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