Articles posted March 5, 2003

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Delahoussaye Connects as Bloodstock Agent

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Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Delahoussaye, who retired on Jan.13 due to injuries suffered in a spill at Del Mar last Aug. 30, was a visitor Wednesday at Santa Anita where he said he has embarked on a career as a bloodstock agent.

CHRB to Cut Off Coeur d'Alene on Friday

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The California Horse Racing Board has instructed all racetracks in the state to remove the Coeur d'Alene Casino and its account wagering operations from the state's simulcast wagering program as of Mar. 7.

House Bill Calls for Elimination of Withholding Tax

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A provision to eliminate the 30% withholding tax on foreigners who wager on pari-mutuel racing in the United States is part of a broad military tax-break bill scheduled to be addressed March 6 by the U.S. House of Representatives.

Trust N Luck On Track for Florida Derby

Einar P. Robsham's Trust N Luck, hero of the grade I Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream February 15, breezed five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 at Calder Tuesday in preparation for his next start in the $1 million Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park March 15.

Turfway to Honor Cauthen with Bobblehead

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In honor of the 25th anniversary of his Triple Crown triumph aboard Affirmed, Turfway Park will be giving away commemorative Steve Cauthen bobbleheads to the first 7,000 patrons with paid admission on Lane's End Stakes Day, March 22.

Turfway to Honor Cauthen with Bobblehead

In honor of the 25th anniversary of his Triple Crown triumph aboard Affirmed, Turfway Park will be giving away commemorative Steve Cauthen bobbleheads to the first 7,000 patrons with paid admission on Lane's End Stakes Day, March 22.

Not Worth the Weight

By Ray Paulick -- Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak wouldn't have happened if a racing secretary ruled baseball.

Carry That Weight

By Gary West -- Recent weighty events at Santa Anita suggest that handicaps have become anachronistic. The events also recall a story that's ancient according to some calendars but nevertheless illuminating.

Speed Limit

The racing Thoroughbred is trapped between a rock and a hard place. The rock is speed, which evolved slowly by natural selection for 50 million years, then rapidly by human hand the last 500. The hard place is where we find our ward today, beset by vulnerable feet, a grain-bothered gut, hot behavior, bleeding lungs, a sloping vulva, gastric ulcers, tying-...

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