Articles posted February 15, 2005

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Owner Louis F. Goodwin Dead

Louis F. Goodwin, an owner for 34 years, died Feb. 10 at his home in Glen Burnie, Md., south of Baltimore.

Virginia Owner Sheilah Rathbun Dead

Sheilah Rathbun, who owned a successful breeding and racing operation near Middleburg, Va., with her husband, Henry, died Jan. 10 in Arlington, Va.

Racing Industry Raises more than $120,000 for Noah Fund

More than $120,000 was raised for Noah Grove, the son of Bowie, Md.-based trainer Chris Grove, during a Laurel Park fundraiser Feb. 13. The 5-year old was diagnosed with bone cancer last February and to save his life he underwent a through-the-knee amputation.

Newbury Announces All-Weather Track

Newbury, one of Britain's most prominent racecourses, has announced plans for a 15-furlong all-weather (dirt) course with five and six-furlong straight races and a chute for contests over seven furlongs and a mile.

NBC Kicks off Visa Triple Crown Season Coverage April 9

NBC will kick off coverage of the 2005 Visa Triple Crown season April 9, with the two-hour telecast of "NTRA Road to the Kentucky Derby." The show will air from 4-6 p.m. (ET) and will feature live coverage of the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), Wood Memorial (gr. I), and the Illinois Derby (gr. II).

Bill for Slots at Indiana Racetracks Dealt Setback

Indiana's horse racing industry suffered a significant setback Monday as the House Public Policy and Veterans Affairs Committee defeated a bill calling for slot machines at both Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs.

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