Articles posted January 8, 2003

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Drysdale's Major Idea Wins Blue Norther

Major Idea swept to the lead at the top of the stretch and drew clear for a two-length victory Wednesday in the $76,300 Blue Norther Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita Park.

Promising Silver Squire Sidelined

Trainer John Kimmel reports that his promising 3-year-old Silver Squire suffered a knee injury in the Spectacular Bid Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 3 and will be sidelined indefinitely.

Request for Parole Wins at Gulfstream

Jeri and Sam Knighton's multiple stakes winner Request for Parole, fifth in last year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I), made his 4-year-old debut sucessful Wednesday, defeating an optional claiming/allowance field at Gulfstream Park.

Right to Vote

By Ray Paulick -- Eclipse voters may have potential conflicts of interest, but most take their jobs very seriously.

On the Corner

By Victor E. Zast -- A non-scientific poll conducted on a Chicago street corner finds that a majority believe Seabiscuit is racing's Horse of the Year for 2002.

On the Corner

A non-scientific poll conducted on a Chicago street corner finds that a majority believe Seabiscuit is racing's Horse of the Year for 2002.

Magna Entertainment Officially Launches HRTV

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Magna Entertainment has officially launched HorseRacing TV, a 24-hour cable television network that provides Thoroughbred, Standardbred, and Quarter Horse racing from racetracks in the United States and Canada.

Wagering Group to Meet; Scope May Expand

The Wagering Technology working group formed by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association plans to meet again Jan. 9 to discuss the pari-mutuel review triggered by the Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 investigation.

Here and There

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Saratoga seating lottery open for applications...Brisnet.com Available at Bally's...Second Secretariat bobblehead.

Panel to Decide Fate of Pennsylvania Track Plan

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The fate of Chester Downs and Marina, a Standardbred racetrack and entertainment center planned for southeast Pennsylvania, could be determined Jan. 9 when the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission meets to rule on the license application.

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