Articles posted December 16, 2004

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Robert Flynn Named to NYRA Board

Robert F. Flynn has been named to the Board of Trustees of the New York Racing Association. The appointment is subject to the approval of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.

'Moon's Eclipse Depends on Futurity

'Moon's Eclipse Depends on Futurity

Undefeated Declan's Moon, who returned from his smasher in the Del Mar Futurity (gr. II) to take last month's Hollywood Prevue (gr. III), is expected to be accorded favoritism among eight entrants in the $449,500 Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) Saturday.

Quigley, Hooper to Wed

Retired New Jersey racing executive Robert J. "Bob" Quigley, 75, and Wanda Hooper, 69, widow of Fred Hooper, are engaged to be married.

DTHA Names Gruwell Executive Director

The Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association board of directors announced the appointment of Bessie S. Gruwell as the association's executive director, effective Jan. 1.

Group's Goal: A Better Model for New York

The future shape of New York's Thoroughbred industry will be the focus of a new group of the nation's leading racing industry insiders, whose chief mission will be to propose a new business model for racing in the state.

Simon Bray Joins TVG as Racing Analyst

Simon Bray, who recently retired as a Thoroughbred trainer, has joined TVG as a full time racing analyst, the network announced Thursday. Bray, a 35-year-old Englishman who trained grade I winners Startac and Astra, has been working for TVG on a part time basis the past eight months.

Quigley, Hooper to Wed

Robert J. "Bob" Quigley, 75, a retired New Jersey racing executive and Wanda Hooper, 69, widow of Hooper Farm owner Fred Hooper, are engaged to be married.

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