Articles posted January 18, 2006

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'Horse Player World Series' Airs on HRTV

HorseRacing TV will provide exclusive coverage when one thousand of the nation's top handicappers compete in the Coast Casinos' "Horse Player World Series" from the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas beginning Jan. 19.

Author! Author! Winants to Sign Book

Author Peter Winants will be signing "The Sporting Art of Franklin B. Voss" at the Potomac Hunt Club on Sunday, Jan. 22 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Potomac Hunt Club is at 21315 Peach Tree Road in Dickerson, Maryland.

Bailey to Retire Jan. 28; Will Join ABC/ESPN

Bailey to Retire Jan. 28; Will Join ABC/ESPN

Jerry Bailey, 48, North America's dominant jockey for more than a decade beginning in the early 1990s, announced his retirement from riding, effective Jan 28 after the Sunshine Millions card at Gulfstream Park.

"A" Team Nearly Sweeps Florida Breeders' Honors

It was nearly a sweep for the "A" team -- the connections of Florida-bred Afleet Alex -- who collected hardware for five major awards, including champion 3-year-old colt and Florida-bred horse of the year at the annual Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association Awards dinner Jan. 16.

Charles Town Horsemen's Group in Flux Yet Again

The president and vice president of the Charles Town Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have resigned, and a West Virginia owner/breeder who headed the organization when video lottery terminals were introduced in the mid-1990s has again taken over as president.

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