Articles posted October 21, 2003

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Across the Board Gains at Fasig-Tipton Fall Sale

The yearling market continued to hold strong as the 2003 Fasig-Tipton Fall yearling sale concluded Tuesday night at the sale company's Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Ky. with across the board gains in each category.

EPO Testing to Begin in New York Nov. 1

Testing of post race samples for erythropoietin and darbepoietin antibodies will begin Nov. 1 in New York under an emergency rule approved Oct. 21 by the state's Racing and Wagering Board.

New York to Test for EPO Antibodies Beginning Nov. 1

New York regulators Oct. 21 gave final approval to a new rule authorizing the testing of post-race samples for performance-enhancing erythropoetin antibodies. The New York Racing and Wagering Board said the testing would begin Nov. 1, which would make New York the first state to require the test.

Simulcast Focus Benefits Portland Meadows Handle

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Fresh off one of the best opening days at Portland Meadows Racetrack in years, the initial response in switching from Sunday to Monday afternoon racing has been solid. Handle increased 54% from last year at this time when $176,080 was wagered on Monday's nine-race card.

Sam Houston Gets OK to Apply for Laredo License

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A Sam Houston Race Park management team has received the green light from the Texas Racing Commission to begin applying for a license to operate a Class 2 racetrack in southwest Texas.

Eight to Go in Cox Plate

A field of eight runners was finalized today for the 82nd running of the Carlton Draught Cox Plate (Aus-I) to be run October 24. First race post time is scheduled for 9:10 p.m. EDT on Breeders' Cup eve, post time for the Cox Plate is set for 1:00 a.m. EDT.

Thoroughbred Charities to Honor Hillenbrand, Nack

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Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand has been named the 2003 recipient of the Allaire C. du Pont Humanitarian Award from Thoroughbred Charities of America and writer Bill Nack will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Magazine Writing.

California Owner Sal Longo Dead

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California owner Sal Longo, whose racemare Lazy Slusan won two grade I stakes, died Oct. 16 at his Arcadia, Calif., home.

State Audit Recommends VLTs in Florida

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Florida's pari-mutuel industry is unable to pay for the cost of regulation and other required obligations after years of declining attendance and tumbling receipts, a state audit said Monday.

Churchill Launches Online 'Eliminator' Contest

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Churchill Downs Simulcast Network ("CDSN") has launched a new promotion in conjunction with the upcoming fall race meets at Churchill Downs, Calder Race Course and Hollywood Park titled "CDSN Eliminator."

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