Articles posted April 23, 2003

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King Robyn Wins Hollywood's Harry Henson

Cornejo Racing's 4-5 favorite King Robyn got a perfect stalking trip under jockey Alex Solis and pulled away for a three-length victory in Hollywood Park's opening day feature, the $82,200 Harry Henson Stakes for 3-year-olds on the turf Wednesday.

Dress To Thrill to Make 2003 Debut at Calder

Trainer Christophe Clement indicated to Calder racing secretary Bob Umphrey Wednesday morning that he plans to let Moyglare Stud's 4-year-old filly Dress To Thrill accept the high weight assignment of 122 pounds for Saturday's $150,000 Calder Breeders' Cup Handicap.

New York City OTB and Churchill Downs Team Up in Mystery Voucher Giveaway

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The New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation and Churchill Downs are teaming up to giveaway 2,500 "mystery vouchers" on April 25. The vouchers will be distributed in front of NASDAQ headquarters at 43rd St. and Broadway before the opening of the market. Raymond Casey, president and CEO of NYCOTB and Tom Meeker, president and CEO of Churchill Downs, will assist in the giveaway.

Team Valor Buys Sir Cat Filly

Team Valor has purchased Run Cat Run, a 6 1/2-length winner in an April 16 maiden special weight contest at Pimlico, from owner and trainer John Salzman.

Purse Pool Stay Denied in Michigan

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For the third consecutive time, a motion to stay the horsemen's simulcast purse pool distribution was denied by a Michigan court judge.

Mineshaft Heads Ben Ali Field

Mineshaft, winner of the New Orleans Handicap at Fair Grounds, heads a field of eight older colts and geldings in the grade III, $150,000-added Ben Ali to be run Friday at Keeneland.

Slots Revenue on Table at Pennsylvania Hearings

The first of three hearings on slot machines at racetracks in Pennsylvania was held by the Senate Finance Committee April 22. The hearing was highlighted by comments from Sen. Robert Tomlinson, who said he would make some changes to the bill he introduced that has the support of racetrack operators in the state.

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