Articles posted January 27, 2004

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Double-Digit Gains Galore at Tampa Bay Downs

Tampa Bay Downs continues to make sizable gains in terms of its live signal and on-track attendance, but on-track simulcast revenues are down because of a conflict involving Magna Entertainment Corp. and the New York Racing Association.

Taste of Paradise Sets Barretts Winter Sale Record

Taste of Paradise, winner of the 2003 San Diego Handicap (gr. II), brought a Barretts Equine Ltd. January sale record price of $425,000 when purchased by David Bloom Monday during the first of two sessions at the sales company's Hinds Pavilion in Pomona, California.

Drug Consortium Forms Committee to Tackle Security

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has approved policy language on race-day use of Salix and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, as well as environmental contaminants, and also formed a subcommittee to review race-day security practices.

Equine Technology Expo Set for Saratoga Springs

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The Sport of Kings will converge with the age of technology when Saratoga Springs, N.Y. hosts the first-ever conference and expo dedicated exclusively to exploring and probing the potential impact and benefits advances in technology bring to the equine industry.

Landslide

By Ray Paulick -- For clues as to why the coronation of Mineshaft as Horse of the Year was not unanimous, a call to Sigmund Freud would be necessary. The human mind can be a strange thing.

A Happening

By Cot Campbell -- The prime necessary ingredients to attract and retain horse owners are: glamour, recognition, tax benefits, and profit. In that order.

Liebau Resigns as President of Santa Anita

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Jack Liebau resigned as president of Santa Anita Park Monday and will be replaced by Jack McDaniel, an entertainment executive who was involved in the design of the track's new paddock-area restaurant and bar.

California Slots Initiative Moving Forward

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A California ballot initiative to allow slots at five racetracks and 11 card rooms in the state took a step forward Monday after Attorney General Bill Lockyer approved the measures legal title and summary.

Oaklawn Enjoys Strong Opening Weekend

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Oaklawn Park hosted 62,982 patrons during its opening three days, making it one of the biggest opening weekends in recent memory for the Hot Springs, Ark. racetrack.

Mining for Hardware

Mineshaft was named 2003 Horse of the Year at the 33rd annual Eclipse Awards, but it wasn't easy taking the spotlight away from Funny Cide, the New York-bred gelding who generated so much publicity during his memorable Triple Crown run last spring and was voted an Eclipse Award as outstanding 3-year-old male.

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