As Congress continues to haggle over the scope and objective of the proposed Internet Gambling Prohibition Act, the racing industry again finds itself in disagreement with the Department of Justice over whether interstate simulcasts are legal under the federal law.
Pimlico Race Course will offer a 25-cent Pick Six wager at the spring meeting that opens April 20, the Maryland Jockey Club announced April 5. The wager will have a guaranteed net payout of $5,000, to be split equally among all tickets correctly selecting the winners of the six designated races.
This year's Derby week festivities will include a Broadway show presented by Taylor Made called "Forever Tango" May 4 in Lexington, with proceeds to benefit the Race for Education and Operation Read.
Live racing was cancelled at Aqueduct after the third race Wednesday, as a sudden snow storm earlier in the day left the main track conditions sloppy. It was the fourth cancellation of the year, the last coming March 2.
Westwood One will present exclusive radio coverage of the Triple Crown, with coverage beginning with the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) live from Churchill Downs May 6th and continuing with the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 20th from Pimlico Race Course and the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 10 from Belmont Park.
To Sender, unbeaten in his two starts in this country for leading trainer Bobby Frankel, should be favored Friday in the opening day feature at Keeneland.
Dan Rosenberg, president and chief operating officer of Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., has been named executive in residence for the Equine Initiative within the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture. Rosenberg will continue in his present position at Three Chimneys in addition to the new role.
A second group has announced plans to seek a constitutional amendment to place a vote on video slots at racetracks in Ohio on the November ballot.
Cesario, whose victory in the 2005 American Oaks Invitational (gr. IT) was the first in a grade I test for a Japanese-bred runner in the United States, has been retired because of an inflamed ligament in her right front leg.
Grade I winner Dream of Summer, who was retired last week, is booked to Forestry
Donald M. Amos, Magna Entertainment Corp.'s executive vice president and chief operating officer, told members of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Manager's Club April 4 that horseracing was in need of a renaissance, and that newly renovated Gulfstream Park represented MEC's vision for that rebirth.
Keeneland president Nick Nicholson and Russell Williams, vice president of Hanover Shoe Farms, are the new chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the American Horse Council. The AHC board of trustees met April 3 as part of the organization's issues forum in Washington, D.C.
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