Articles posted July 19, 2004

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Hub Plan Delayed; Seach for Investors Continues

Stevenson and Associates is in the process of lining up potential investors for SimulTech, a company formed to operate an offshore wagering hub that would accept bets on United States racing from foreign countries.

Jockeys, Trainers Charged by British Jockey Club

The British Jockey Club has charged two jockeys, Gary Carter and Pat McCabe, and a trainer, Shaun Keightley, with holding horses back in flat races following investigations. The cases center on Christopher Coleman, a bettor and London tailor who was warned off for two years in January 2003.

Smith May Leave NTRA for Top NYRA Post

Smith May Leave NTRA for Top NYRA Post

Tim Smith, the first and only full-time commissioner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, may resign effective Sept. 1 and could be headed to the New York Racing Association to serve as president and chief executive officer.

Bonus-Fueled Purses Up Despite Handle Dip

Though pari-mutuel handle on Thoroughbred racing in the United States and Canada dropped slightly in the second quarter of 2004, purses increased 2.86%, according to the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Equibase.

Totals Down Slightly at Hollywood Park

Hollywood Park closed its 65th spring/summer meet July 18 with total common pool wagering of $679,693,206, down 1.2% from last year's figure.

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