Articles posted July 17, 2003

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Ron Charles Elected TOC Chairman

Ron Charles has been elected chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners of California by the organization's board of directors.

Spoken Fur to Face Six in CCA Oaks

Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) winner Spoken Fur will attempt to move one step closer to the NYRA's $2 million Triple Tiara bonus Saturday in the 1 1/2-mile Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

Presque Isle Downs Regains Racing License

The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission unanimously approved Thursday a racing license to Presque Isle Downs, which is slated for construction in Erie, Pa.

Judge Upholds New York's VLT Law

In a case closely watched by the racing industry, a New York judge today upheld legislation permitting racetracks in New York to offer video lottery terminals.

Feds Seeking Indictment Against NYRA

Federal prosecutors are preparing an indictment against the New York Racing Association that will allege a corporate conspiracy that permitted corruption to occur at its three racetracks. Sources also say the state is currently developing a contingency plan in case the NYRA is ousted from its duties.

Dates Cut in New Jersey Opposed by Horsemen

At a meeting of the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association at Monmouth Park Wednesday night, horsemen opposed a proposal to cut September dates at the Oceanport track to 3 days per week in order to keep purses at the current $300,000 level.

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