Articles posted September 25, 2003

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Domestic Dispute May Try Turf at Oak Tree

Grade II winner Domestic Dispute may make his turf debut in the Oct. 5 Oak Tree Derby (gr. IIT), trainer Paddy Gallagher said. The 3-year-old son of Unbridled's Song last finished ninth in the Sept. 1 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. III) in his first start since the May 3 Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

Horsemen to Consider Charles Town Expansion

A long-awaited proposal for the expansion of the racing surface at Charles Town Races & Slots in West Virginia will be circulated to horsemen, some of which have expressed concerns over the plan.

Mineshaft Meets Moon Ballad in Gold Cup

Mineshaft Meets Moon Ballad in Gold Cup

William Farish's Mineshaft, considered the top handicap horse in North America with three grade I scores this year, will be challenged by Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Moon Ballad in the 85th running of the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) Saturday at Belmont Park.

Solano Fair Moves Ahead With Redevelopment Plans

The Solano County Fair Association will begin exclusive negotiations with Mills Corp. to redevelop the Vallejo, Calif., fairgrounds. It would eventually spell the end of more than 50 years of live racing at the San Francisco Bay-area facility.

Push for Slots Begins in Indiana

Racing leaders in Indiana and one of the state's top politicians are teaming up to try and bring up to 10,000 slot machines to the state's racetracks and off-track betting facilities.

Indiana Commission to Vote on Additional OTB

A former drugstore in southern Indiana could give Churchill Downs some new competition if state officials approve the building's conversion to an off-track betting parlor.

Personnel, Purses Subject of Private NYRA Meeting

Personnel, Purses Subject of Private NYRA Meeting

The trustees of the New York Racing Association, a target of allegations of wrongdoing and mismanagement, met in private Sept. 24 to devise ways to keep from losing the franchise to operate the state's premier Thoroughbred tracks.

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