Articles posted March 26, 2004

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Yearly Report Out of WinStar/Sunland Oaks

According to representatives from Sunland Park, the Bob Baffert-trained Yearly Report has scratched out of Saturday's $250,000 WinStar/Sunland Park Oaks. The daughter of General Meeting suffered muscle cramps Wednesday following a morning workout.

Seabiscuit, Secretariat Shoes To Be Auctioned

Shoes worn by 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat and the legendary Seabiscuit will be auctioned by Illinois-based auction house Mastronet Inc. starting April 5.

Sample Named Interim Chief Steward at Keeneland

Michael "Mickey" Sample has been named interim chief racing steward for the Keeneland spring meet that begins April 2, said LaJuana Wilcher, secretary of the Kentucky Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet.

Consideration of Illinois Slaughter Bill Postponed

Rep. Robert Molaro Thursday postponed consideration of an Illinois Senate bill that would ban equine slaughter for human consumption in the state of Illinois. Dekalb, Ill., is the home of Cavel International, one of the remaining equine slaughter facilities, recently rebuilt after a fire destroyed the former facility.

WinStar to Win WinStar Derby

WinStar to Win WinStar Derby

By Dick Downey -- The $500,000 WinStar Derby sees the sponsor's own VICTORY LIGHT shipping in from Payson Park in Florida, and Pat Day comes along for the ride.

Michigan Senator Predicts Passage of VLT Bill

A member of the state Senate committee considering legislation that would allow video lottery terminals at Michigan racetracks predicted the week of March 22 that the bill would be voted out of committee and passed by the Senate this spring.

CHRB Agrees to Tackle Weight Issue

CHRB Agrees to Tackle Weight Issue

The California Horse Racing Board is ready to tackle a weighty issue: the scale. After hearing testimony from the Jockeys' Guild, CHRB chairman John Harris directed staff to develop a proposal to increase the minimum weight for riders and set healthier standards.

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