Articles posted August 10, 2006

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Owner-Breeder Ostrager Named NYRA Trustee

Barry R. Ostrager, a senior litigation partner and head of the litigation department of Simpson Thacher, has been elected to the New York Racing Association's Board of Trustees. His appointment will be official, pending approval from the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.

MAF to Raise $2.5 Million for Consortium to Study Equine Diseases

Morris Animal Foundation has selected the University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine to receive funding for the first ever Equine Consortium for Genetic Research grant. The goal of the $2.5 million grant is to bring together the world's best researchers in a focused, collaborative effort to improve equine health.

Equibase Offering Spanish Race Programs, Downloadable Result Charts

Equibase, the Thoroughbred industry's official database for racing information, has expanded the menu of racing and handicapping information available on its website to include Spanish-language race programs and downloadable race result charts for all North American racetracks.

Pennsy Lab Develops Definitive Blood-Doping Test

A Pennsylvania laboratory is the first to employ a definitive test for erythropoietin--the blood-doping agent commonly known as EPO--and the test resulted in the suspension and fining of a trainer of Standardbreds in Ontario, Canada.

Saratoga Diary: Bats in the Attic; Horses for Sale

Saratoga Diary: Bats in the Attic; Horses for Sale

Life in Saratoga changes when the yearlings are in town. The horses drive the bats out of the barns that have been their homes for nearly 11 months, and sales of tennis rackets soar, since they are the most effective weapons for shoo-ing the night-flying pests from the attic.

MEC to Proceed With Gulfstream Park Slots Parlor

Magna Entertainment Corp. said it intends to proceed with the development of a slot-machine facility at Gulfstream Park despite a decision by the Florida District Court of Appeal First District.

Just Six Showing Up for Secretariat

Lael Stables' Showing Up, winner of the $1 million Colonial Turf Cup in his last start on June 24, has been installed as the 7-5 morning line favorite in Saturday's $400,000 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) at Arlington Park.

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