Articles posted April 7, 2006

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Daney Named Chairman of United ARCI

Delaware Racing Commission Chairman Bernard J. Daney has been name chairman of the Association of Racing Commissioners International.

On-Track, Overall Handle Up at Aqueduct in '06

On-track handle was up 8.9% for the New York Racing Association at Aqueduct during the first three months of 2006 and average daily handle on NYRA races only improved 2.7% from $8,225,983 to $8,438,303.

Robert Flynn Resigns From NYRA Board

Robert F. Flynn announced his resignation from the New York Racing Association's Board of Trustees April 7, citing his responsibilities as executive director of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association.

Gulfstream Park's Card Room Set to Debut

Gulfstream Park will debut its 10-table card room April 8. The room is open from noon to midnight every live race day and will remain open throughout the year.

MRLS Effects Minimal in Central Florida

The impact of the deadly mare reproductive loss syndrome has been minimal on central Florida horse farms this year, but experts say steps should be taken to limit future problems in the area's vast equine industry.

Penn National--Circa 1972, at Least--Nears Finish Line

The grandstand/clubhouse facility at Penn National Race Course is in the final days of its almost 34-year history. Racing fans with a fondness for the track with a mountain view are expected to make the trip for the final two nights of racing.

Barretts Catalog Now Online

The catalog for the 2006 Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training is now online. A total of 378 head have been entered in the sale that will be conductted Tuesday, May 16 in the Hinds Pavilion located on the grounds of Fairplex Park in Pomona, California beginning at 10:30 a.m.

ST Publishing Launches Keeneland Newspaper

Maryland-based ST Publishing launched its third newspaper April 7 with the first edition of The Special at Keeneland. The tabloid will cover the 2006 spring Thoroughbred meet at Keeneland with five editions planned for April 7, April 14, April 18 (the day of the 2-year-old sale), April 21, and April 26.

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