Articles posted February 27, 2007

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Magna Entertainment Names CEO, Director

Michael Neuman was named Magna Entertainment's new chief executive officer and Charlie J. Williams was appointed to the company's board of directors, it was announced Feb. 27.

Betting Hub Claims NYRA Should Pay Out Wagering Payoffs

A North Dakota betting hub has broken ranks from other creditors with claims in the complex New York Racing Association bankruptcy case, filing a federal lawsuit that demands the racetrack operator immediately pay out over $1.6 million in net payoffs it claims it is owed from wagering pools.

Elastikon Award to Promote Soundness In Horses

A research project aimed at avoiding a common type of fracture in athletic horses has been designated the recipient of the first Elastikon Equine Research Award. The Elastikon Award is made possible by a grant from Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.

Real Quiet Sidelined from Stallion Duty

Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Real Quiet was taken to the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center Feb. 19 after showing signs of discomfort.

Kentucky Derby Trail: Derby Dominators on the Move

Kentucky Derby Trail: Derby Dominators on the Move

Nobiz Like Shobiz, Great Hunter, Stormello, and Scat Daddy will get most of the headlines in the Fountain of Youth and Robert B. Lewis Stakes (both gr. II), but there is undiscovered talent just waiting to take the Derby trail by storm, including a couple trained by two familiar names

TCA Announces New Endowment Fund

Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced a gift of $250,000 from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. The fund will be used to create a permanent endowment for TCA to assure future grant giving. TCA has granted more than $12 million over the past 16 years, to nearly 200 organizations in 35 states.

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