Articles posted January 13, 2004

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Evangeline Hopes to Bolster Races for 2-Year-Olds

Evangeline Downs, which will hold its final meet at its current location in Lafayette, La., in 2004, has upped the ante for the D.S. "Shine" Young Memorial Futurity in an effort to bolster its program for 2-year-olds.

MJC President Cleared in Probe of Campaign Contributions

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Joe DeFrancis, president of the Maryland Jockey Club, and Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. did not violate campaign finance laws by arranging more than $200,000 in donations to a national organization headed by Miller, Maryland's state prosecutor said Monday.

High Priority

By Ray Paulick -- This year-end headline could not have gone unnoticed by anyone operating a racing stable--large or small--or by the leaders of organizations whose mission is to improve the economics of the Thoroughbred industry: 2003 Handle Up Slightly, But Purses Decrease.

Grand Opportunity

By Jim Squires -- Being both an incurable reformer and a glutton for punishment, it is hard not to be envious of the opportunity Gov. Ernie Fletcher has given his newly constituted Kentucky Horse Racing Authority.

Sadler's Wells Wins 12th Sire Title

Sadler's Wells' sire record keeps looking better and better the further back one goes. And we're talking all the way back to the late 1700s when the great English stallion Highflyer reigned supreme.

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