Articles posted May 22, 2003

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De Seroux Anticipates 'Glorious Weekend'

Trainer Laura de Seroux hopes to repeat the memorable Memorial Day weekend she experienced last year when Azeri won the Milady (gr. I) on Saturday and Astra captured the Gamely Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IT) for fillies and mares on turf on the following Monday. With Astra retired, de Seroux will send out highly regarded Dublino in the $350,000-added Gamely.

Ontario Horsemen Reach Accord with Woodbine


Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Ontario Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) signed off on a new five-year contract that guarantees the province 167 live Thoroughbred dates each year through 2008.

Officials: Sale of Scioto to MTR Gaming a Go

Officials with Scioto Downs in Columbus, Ohio, said May 22 all systems are go on its purchase by MTR Gaming Group, owner of Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort in West Virginia.

OBS Construction Project Under Way

OBS Construction Project Under Way

A construction project for a covered walking ring is underway at the Ocala Breeders Sales Company in central Florida. A planned timetable for the new addition would have the basic structure in place, and roofed, for the June 2-year-old sale with the project being completed prior to their yearling sale in mid-August.

Hi Dubai Among 21 Remaining in Vodafone Oaks

All the leading contenders for the 2003 Vodafone Oaks remain in the June 6 classic after the final forfeit stage on May 22. Godolphin looks to have a particularly strong hand in the £375,000 race over 12 furlongs. The Maktoum family's operation will be aiming for a fourth Oaks success following Balanchine (1994), Moonshell (1995) and Kazzia (2002).

Dominion Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

Nominations are now being accepted for the next Dogwood Dominion Award, which goes to a man or woman who is truly an "unsung hero" of the Thoroughbred racing industry.

Dominion Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

Nominations are now being accepted for the next Dogwood Dominion Award, which goes to a man or woman who is truly an "unsung hero" of the Thoroughbred racing industry.

Quarter Horses May Have to Wait Year for Kentucky Racing

Even though the Kentucky General Assembly passed legislation earlier this spring designed to return Quarter Horse racing to the state, supporters of the sport are having a difficult time finding a host racetrack.

With Handle Down, Lone Star Considers Purse Cut

With business lagging behind by about 7% compared with last year, officials at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie are contemplating a purse cut as the racetrack nears the midway point of its 70-date racing season.

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