Articles posted February 18, 2004

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Beulah Park Breaks Handle Mark Once More

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For the second time in a month, the betting handle at Beulah Park reached an all-time high. On Wednesday, the Grove City, Ohio track recorded a wagering total of $2,611,746 from all sources on its nine-race program.

Kentucky Derby Trail: Who's Going Where

With two fairly uneventful weekends coming up, this is the perfect time to see how the big March Madness stakes are shaping up across the country. While many of the big-name horses will be running in smaller fields in Florida and California, look for large, competitive fields down south.

Ryan O'Hara Named COO of TVG

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Gemstar-TV Guide International announced it has named Ryan O'Hara chief operating officer of its TVG Network.

Pat Glennon, Rode the Great Sea-Bird II, Dies

Pat Glennon, the Australian jockey who thrilled racegoers with triumphs aboard Sea-Bird II in the 1965 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and Epsom Derby in Europe, died Feb. 15 in Adelaide, South Australia, after a short illness.

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Steel Construction Concludes In Renovation At Churchill

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Churchill Downs reached another milestone in its historic $121 million renovation Tuesday as the final steel beam was lifted into place in the large section of the track's clubhouse that is being completely rebuilt in the project.

Kentucky Helmet Rule to Remain for Now

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A decision by the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority Monday to temporarily suspend a state rule requiring jockeys to wear a specific type of helmet will not immediately go into effect.

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