Articles posted January 4, 2007

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Bill Provides Stability for Massachusetts Tracks

The simulcasting signal bill signed into law by outgoing Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney should provide the state's racetracks some needed stability for an industry struggling with competition from racinos and casinos in adjoining stakes, track officials agree.

Jermaine Bridgmohan Suffers Fractures in Fall

Apprentice jockey Jermaine Bridgmohan suffered several broken bones after he went down hard in Wednesday's fifth race on opening day at Gulfstream Park. His mount Tom's Mulligan clipped heels going into the first turn on the turf course with several horses running over Bridgmohan after he hit the ground.

Pony Highway Productions, HRTV Win Eclipse Award for Mandella Documentary

Pony Highway Productions, HRTV Win Eclipse Award for Mandella Documentary

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Jan. 4 that Pony Highway Productions and HRTV have won the Media Eclipse Award in the national television--features category for the documentary "On the Muscle: Portrait of a Thoroughbred Racing Stable," which explores the world of Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella and six horses in his stable.

Slaughter Bill Introduced in Kentucky

Slaughter Bill Introduced in Kentucky

Sen. Tom Buford has introduced a bill that would ban horse slaughter for human consumption in the state of Kentucky and create a registry of those who knowingly sold horses destined for slaughter.

WLKY-TV Wins Local TV Eclipse Award

WLKY-TV in Louisville has won the 2006 Media Eclipse Award for local television for its documentary "The Final Foal," about the filly Maggie Slew, the last offspring of 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew.

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