Articles posted June 28, 2006

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Japanese Stars Work for Hollywood Stakes

Japanese invaders Dance in the Mood and Asahi Rising worked five furlongs in tandem on the main track at Hollywood Park Wednesday for their respective female turf stakes this weekend.

Henny Hughes in 3-Year-Old Debut Saturday

Henny Hughes, who broke his maiden at Monmouth Park in his first start one year ago, returns to the track to kick off his 3-year-old campaign in the $150,000 Jersey Shore Breeders' Cup (gr. III) at six furlongs on Saturday.

HRTV to Show Racing From California Fair Circuit

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HorseRacing TV has entered into a comprehensive agreement with the California Authority of Racing Fairs for the live telecast and promotion of California fair racing over the next four months.

CTHF Appoints Directors

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The California Thoroughbred Horsemen's Foundation (CTHF) announced the results of its 2006 board of directors elections.

Concern Over Guild's Hiring of National Manager

The apparent hiring of the team of sports agent Dwight Manley and civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson as national manager has created uneasiness among some members of the Jockeys' Guild who put their support behind Dave Stevenson, a former rider and consultant with knowledge of the inner workings and politics of the pari-mutuel industry.

Churchill Downs Promotes Staff Members

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Churchill Downs recently promoted two members of its corporate support team to the position of vice president. Ted Gay has been promoted to vice president of business development, while Julie Koenig Loignon has been promoted to vice president of communications.

Jockey Nicol Reaches 3,000-Win Mark

Paul Nicol Jr. enjoyed Tuesday's wet weather at Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack when he passed the 3,000 mark in career wins. The 45-year-old from Annapolis, Md., joins Leslie Hulet and Kevin Whitley as the only Finger Lakes jockeys to reach the milestone.

Comic Strip Filly Tops Barretts Sale

Legend Lucy, a 2-year-old daughter of Comic Strip whose third dam produced Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Larry the Legend, was purchased by Tom Acker and Bob Toomajian for $67,000 to top Tuesday's sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale at Barretts Equine.

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