Articles posted November 17, 2006

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Youbet Hails Decision in TVG Arbitration Fight

Youbet.com Inc. must pay about $1.3 million to its license partner TVG for underpayments during a three-year content agreement that ended March 31, 2005, an arbiter ruled Nov. 16. TVG initially claimed it was owed $5.8 million.

Premium Tap Assigned Top Weight for Clark

Premium Tap, winner of the Woodward (gr. I) at Saratoga and third to Invasor in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I), has been assigned top weight of 122 pounds for next week's 132nd running of the $500,000-added Clark Handicap presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I).

Ex-NY Governor Joins Empire Racing Board

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Former New York Governor Hugh L. Carey has been elected to the board of Empire Racing, the group competing for the franchise to operate the state's racetracks at Belmont, Aqueduct and Saratoga.

Mandella Named Director for Oak Tree Racing

Richard Mandella, one of the nation's leading trainers and a member of Racing's Hall of Fame, has accepted a directorship on the board of Oak Tree Racing Association,

Mandella Named Director for Oak Tree Racing

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Richard Mandella, one of the nation's leading trainers and a member of Racing's Hall of Fame, has accepted a directorship on the board of Oak Tree Racing Association.

Pletcher to Donate Stallion Seasons to TCA Auction

Trainer Todd Pletcher has elected to include his personal "package" of stallion seasons for 2007 in the Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Stallion Season and Art Auction, which will begin Nov. 27 and conclude with a live auction at Dec. 1. The live auction will be conducted by Fasig Tipton auctioneers.

House Passes Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the "Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act" (S. 3880) by voice vote Nov.13. The bill clarifies that it is a crime to damage or interfere with a legitimate, legal animal enterprise.

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