Articles posted August 5, 2005

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Pace Picture Favors 'Kisses in Clement Hirsch

Dangerous Alphabet Kisses, coming into the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (gr. II) off a sparkling front-running victory in Hollywood Park's 7-furlong A Gleam Handicap (gr. II), has a definite pace edge again over her eight foes Sunday.

Grass Stakes On Monmouth's Haskell Card

A pair of grade III stakes on the grass, the Taylor Made Matchmaker and the Oceanport, are among seven stakes that support the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) on the biggest day of racing at Monmouth Park all year.

Emerald Downs to Take Canadian Wagers

Emerald Downs will become the first Thoroughbred track in the United States to conduct common pool pari-mutuel wagering with Canada on Thursday evening.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Donates $250,000 for Therapeutic Riding Facility

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. has awarded $250,000 to Central Kentucky Riding for Hope (CKRH) as a lead donation toward a new indoor therapeutic riding facility at the Kentucky Horse Park. The new facility will allow CKRH to expand the services it provides and increase the number of mentally and physically disabled persons they are able to serve.

MEC Hopes to Identify Partners This Year

Magna Entertainment Corp. expects to have partners lined up for some of its pending racetrack gaming operations before the end of this year, and hopes to have a presence in Nevada, where account wagering could be offered in the future.

TVG Wagering Tops $100 Million in Second Quarter

TVG Network processed $114 million in wagers during the second quarter, marking the first time that quarterly wagering went over the $100 million mark and resulting in a 29% increase in wagering over the second quarter of 2004.

Sprints Head Weekend Action in Europe

Retrieval missions will be high on the agenda in some of the major races in Europe this weekend, when Whipper and Somnus both seek to return to winning ways in the Prix Maurice de Gheest (Fr-I) Sunday while Damson, Ireland's champion juvenile filly of last season, is dropped back to 6 furlongs for the Patrick P O'Leary Memorial Phoenix Stakes (Ire-III).

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