Articles posted June 12, 2004

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Asmussen Sweeps Texas Futurity Divisions

Trainer Steve Asmussen, the national leader in victories, swept both divisions of Saturday's Texas Thoroughbred Association Sales Futurity at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Chance Dance Edges Julie's Prize in Estrapade

Chance Dance pressed the pace of longshot It's Spooky, overtook that rival in the lane, and held off a late challenge from favored Julie's Prize to win the $75,000 Estrapade Handicap by a head Saturday at Arlington Park.

Arlington Tote Board Catches Fire; No Injuries

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Following the 10th and final race at Arlington Park on Saturday, the Arlington Park tote board, located in the infield, caught fire. All of the horses from the last race were off the racetrack and most of the patrons had left the building when smoke was detected by a security officer in the winner's circle at approximately 5:45 p.m. There was no evacuation and there were no injuries.

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