Articles posted March 9, 2005

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Mullins Says Columnist Used Quotes Out of Context

Mullins Says Columnist Used Quotes Out of Context

Trainer Jeff Mullins, center of controversy over comments made in Sunday's Los Angeles Times, expressed regret that his remarks offended anyone and contended that the article's author, columnist T.J. Simers, used his quotes entirely out of context.

Racing Novelist William Murray Dies

Author William Murray, a writer whose series of popular mysteries featuring "Shifty" Lou Anderson blended racetrack characters, magic, and intrigue, died early Wednesday morning from an apparent heart attack at the age of 78.

Kingmambo Taken Out of Stud Duty

Kingmambo Taken Out of Stud Duty

Prominent stallion Kingmambo, who was taken out of stallion duty in late February at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., because of an injured leg, will spend about three more weeks on the sidelines due to an arthritic condition in his lower neck.

Meeker Says Churchill Will Continue to Pursue Alternative Gaming in Florida

Meeker Says Churchill Will Continue to Pursue Alternative Gaming in Florida

Following the defeat Tuesday of a referendum that would have permitted slot-machine gaming at Churchill Downs Inc.-owned Calder Race Course in Florida's Miami-Dade County, company president and chief executive officer Tom Meeker said CDI is encouraged by slots approval in a neighboring county and would continue to seek alternative gaming.

New York Regulator Takes Top RCI Post

Edward Martin, currently executive director of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, will take over as president and chief executive officer of the Association of Racing Commissioners International in April.

The Big Chill

The Big Chill

By Ray Paulick - Human sports and racing have faced the same challenge: the cheaters are ahead of the labs.

Never Can Say Goodbye

By Larry Levin - What does a jockey have to do to be banned from Thoroughbred racing?

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