Articles posted December 14, 2004

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Keeneland Announces Charitable Giving

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The Keeneland Association has awarded $862,052 to more than 80 charitable organizations in 2004-with more than $292,000 contributed to organizations specializing in health and human services. Through the years Keeneland has given more than $12.8 million to various organizations.

Maryland Stallion Eastern Echo Dead

Eastern Echo, who was getting ready for his first year at Maryland Stallion Station near Glyndon, Md., after standing at Shamrock Farms near Woodbine, Md., died Tuesday of a heart attack.

Evangeline Downs Hires Jason Boulet as Racing Secretary

Officials at Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino announced today Jason Boulet has been hired as racing secretary for the 2005 racing season. Boulet, currently working as a racing official at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, will assume his duties immediately. A Lafayette, La., native, Boulet has held numerous positions on both the backside and the frontside during his 14-year career.

No Gift Exchange

By Ray Paulick - The execution of Magna's vision has been difficult given its isolationist philosophy.

Brush Strokes

By Steve Haskin -- When it came to sheer toughness, Broad Brush was in a class by himself.

Michigan Racing Commissioner to Leave Post

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Michigan Racing Commissioner Robert Geake said he would leave his post when his term expires at the end of December, and that he hopes to make the long-awaited decision on granting a suburban Detroit racetrack license before he goes.

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