Articles posted May 30, 2003

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Peace Rules in First Work Since Preakness

Edmund Gann's Peace Rules, breezed a half mile over Belmont's main track in :48 Friday morning in his first workout since finishing a distant fourth behind Visa Triple Crown hopeful Funny Cide in the May 17 Preakness (gr. I). NYRA clockers caught the colt galloping out five furlongs in 1:00 4/5.

2002 Breeders' Cup Impact Put at $57 Million

The 2002 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships hosted by Arlington Park on Oct. 26 had an economic impact of approximately $57 million, according to a study performed by the Roosevelt University Walter E. Heller College of Business Administration.

Graduating Students Can Win at Churchill

Ten monetary awards worth $1,000 each will be given away by random drawing to graduating high school seniors and college students in attendance at Churchill Downs on Sunday as the track joins with the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association to present the annual "KTA Scholarship Day."

Author Signing Day at Colonial Downs

Colonial Downs will host "Race into Reading," a book-signing session on June 15. Six authors will be at the track to autograph copies of their latest titles.

Jersey Derby Grade Reinstated; Jaipur Not

The American Graded Stakes Committee has reviewed the status of two grade III stakes that were forced off the turf May 26, reinstating one and not the other.

NTRA Radio Campaign Wins Prestigious Award

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association radio campaign has been awarded an ADDY Best of Show Broadcast award,the American Advertising Federation (AAF) announced.

Battle Over Track VLTs May Begin in Earnest in Ohio

A resolution to place the issue of racetrack video lottery terminals on the November ballot will be introduced in the Ohio Senate, probably the week of June 3, Sen. Louis Blessing said. The Senate recently removed a proposal for VLTs from the proposed state budget.

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