Articles posted June 13, 2003

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Migliore to Substitute in All-Star Jockey Bill

Richard Migliore, winner of more than 3,700 races and twice the leading rider in New York, will compete in the June 20 NTRA All-Star Jockey Championship at Lone Star Park. "The Mig" was named to replace fellow New York rider John Velazquez, who could not participate due to a prior commitment.

Balto Star Spotted for Action in Oceanport 'Cap

Anstu Stable's Balto Star has developed a very noticeable racing pattern. Since last year, the Todd Pletcher-trained 5-year-old has followed every bad race with a very good race. And, since last out he ran last in the Pimlico Special (gr. I), his rivals in Saturday's $100,000 Oceanport Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth better have their running shoes on.

Record Purses for Churchill's Foster Day

Purses for Saturday's four stakes races that make up Churchill Downs' "Stephen Foster Super Saturday" card started out at $1.35 million, but they will soar considerably higher when the "added money" portion of the purses enter the mix.

Captivating Crown

Captivating Crown

By Ray Paulick -- A Travers with Funny Cide and Empire Maker is almost certain to attract a record crowd to Saratoga.

On the Bus

On the Bus

By Lenny Shulman -- We met them as their magical journey began in the box seats of Churchill Downs, and said goodbye for now in the boxes of Belmont Park, 800 miles east.

Race Portion of Belmont Telecast Tops Weekly Ratings

Race Portion of Belmont Telecast Tops Weekly Ratings

NBC's telecast of the June 7 Belmont Stakes finished in the top five among the 122 primetime network programs for the week of June 2-8 and the race portion of the telecast rated as the No. 1 show on network television.

Prescription Drug Funds Now Part of Ohio VLT Plan

Legislation that would place the issue of racetrack video lottery terminals on the Ohio ballot has been changed again as Democrats and Republicans square off over the state budget.

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