Articles posted November 19, 2003

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Jockeys Plan Japan-to-Hollywood Double Duty

Jockeys Alex Solis, Victor Espinoza and Corey Nakatani will be busy on Nov. 30. All three have been able to make flight arrangements that will enable them to ride in both the $4 million Japan Cup (Jpn-I) and the $600,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) and $500,000 Matriarch (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park later in the day.

Brandon Whitacre Breaks Maiden With His Second Mount

Apprentice rider Brandon Whitacre scored his first career victory with his second career mount when he piloted Pyrite Gun ($7.80) to a ground saving victory in the fourth race at Laurel Park.

CDSN Simulcast Signals Back at Lone Star Park

The simulcasting of Churchill Downs Simulcast Network signals from Calder Race Course, Churchill Downs, Hollywood Park and Hoosier Park has resumed at Lone Star Park after a five-day hiatus. A verbal agreement was reached between Lone Star Park and CDSN Wednesday morning, shortly after Lone Star withdrew from the Southern Racing Cooperative.

NJSEA Advised to Sell Meadowlands, Monmouth

NJSEA Advised to Sell Meadowlands, Monmouth

A recommendation to sell control of Monmouth Park and Meadowlands was made to an executive committee of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, giving the latest indication the NJSEA is seriously contemplating selling the two racetracks to a private investor.

Louisville Horse Art Project Launched

Following on the hoofs of successful efforts in Lexington and Ocala, Fla., Louisville, Ky., will soon be filled with artistic horses that will eventually be auctioned.

Progress Made in Pimlico Barn Closure Dispute

The first indication a deal might be worked out to keep Pimlico's stable open for the winter emerged Tuesday. Meetings took place between horsemen's leadership and track management in a Baltimore office and between horsemen's leadership and angry Pimlico backstretch workers in the Pimlico track kitchen.

MTR Gaming Plans Temporary Slots Parlor in Pennsylvania

MTR Gaming Group Inc., which has been granted a state license to build a horse racing track in Pennsylvania, has plans to build a temporary slot machine parlor where customers can gamble during the two years it will take to build the track.

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