Articles posted December 10, 2007

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NYRA Franchise Blasted by Bruno

NYRA Franchise Blasted by Bruno

With talks so far stalled on reaching a deal on a new Thoroughbred franchise holder, New York's top Republican in the Legislature blasted the operations of the New York Racing Association.

Settlement Reached in KHRA Lawsuit

Settlement Reached in KHRA Lawsuit

Bernie Hettel has reached an agreement to settle a federal lawsuit with the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority and others, based on an apology from the agency in regard to actions taken after his 2004 departure as executive director of the former Kentucky Racing Commission.

Illinois Proposal Calls for Slots

Illinois Proposal Calls for Slots

After months of bitter political infighting and under the looming threat of a Chicago-area mass transit meltdown, Illinois lawmakers moved close Dec. 10 to a sweeping expansion of gaming that would include authorization for slot machines at racetracks.

Breeders' Cup Adds 3 Races

Breeders' Cup Adds 3 Races

One year after expanding the World Championships to a two-day event, Breeders' Cup will beef up the Friday program with three new races, two of which are $1-million events. The Friday program will offer more than $5 million in purses in 2008.

Capote Stakes Match Up

Capote Stakes Match Up

With a two-day Pick Six carryover of $205,698 on the line at Aqueduct Dec. 12, a challenge awaits handicappers in the penultimate leg, the $75,000 Capote Stakes. An evenly matched field of seven 2-year-olds was entered in the six-furlong inner-track race. Four of the runners are coming off wins; the other three were either second or third in the prior starts.

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