Articles posted February 25, 2003

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Gross, Average Decline Slightly At Fasig-Tipton Calder Sale

Not much changed in the market for 2-year-olds in training at Fasig-Tipton Florida's select sale at Calder Race Course Tuesday. Compared to 2002, the gross revenue and average price both were down by only 1.4% while the buy-back rate decreased slightly, from 45.2% last year to 43.5% this year.

Texas Trainer Dies in Traffic Accident

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Texas-based trainer Ramon Flores died Tuesday morning in car accident near Schulenberg, Texas. Flores and groom Rafael Hernandez were hauling three horses to Sunland Park in New Mexico when the trainer lost control of their van after hitting an icy patch on the road. Hernandez and the three horses escaped without injury.

Texas Trainer Dies in Traffic Accident

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Texas-based trainer Ramon Flores died Tuesday morning in car accident near Schulenberg, Texas. Flores and groom Rafael Hernandez were hauling three horses to Sunland Park in New Mexico when the trainer lost control of their van after hitting an icy patch on the road. Hernandez and the three horses escaped without injury.

BC Classic Winner Skywalker Dead

Skywalker, who won the 1986 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and whose champion son Bertrando finished second in the 1993 running, died the morning of Feb. 25 of a heart attack.

Triple Crown Works

A trio of potential Triple Crown runners hit the track on Sunday and Monday, working toward their next start and a date a Churchill Downs on the fist Saturday in May.

Indiana Pull-Tab Bill Shelved

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A bill to allow for pull-tabs at Indiana's two racetracks was relegated to committee, and likely killed Monday, by House Speaker Patrick Bauer because of the pending purchase of a minority interest in one of Hoosier Park's ownership groups by one of his campaign contributors.

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