Articles posted March 13, 2003

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Bien Nicole Battles Mandy's Gold at Oaklawn

Kris & John Richter's Bien Nicole, who won five races in a row at five different racetracks last year before finishing third in the Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT), will carry high weight of 123 pounds in Saturday's $200,000 Oaklawn Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III).

Without Definitive Test, Battling EPO Use Big Challenge

Officials said the classification of erythropoeitin -- the blood-doping agent commonly known as EPO -- as a prohibited practice has curbed its use in some jurisdictions but a definitive test for the substance is a must if any regulation is to have teeth.

Wayne D. Wright, Rode Shut Out to Derby Win, Dead

Retired jockey Wayne D. Wright, who rode Greentree Stable's Shut Out to victory in the 1942 Kentucky Derby and also won the Preakness and Belmont Stakes other years with other mounts, died March 11

2003 World Cup Attracts Fewer Journalists

2003 World Cup Attracts Fewer Journalists

The threats of terrorism and a possible war between the U.S. and Iraq have resulted in fewer journalists planning to attend the Dubai World Cup on March 29 at Nad al Sheba Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates.

Cox Cable to Carry TVG

The Television Games Network (TVG) announced today it has reached a multi-year agreement with Atlanta-based Cox Communications, Inc. to carry the 24-hour horseracing and interactive waging network.

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