Articles posted March 28, 2007

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Claiborne Presenting Sponsor for HRTV Derby Preps

Claiborne Farm will be the presenting sponsor for HorseRacingTV's coverage of two important grade I preps for this year's $1 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands -- the Florida Derby (gr. I) and the Arkansas Derby (gr. II).

Lexington Museum to Salute 'Trainers of the Bluegrass'

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Following its popular 2006 exhibit featuring a dozen jockeys with close ties to the area, the Lexington History Museum salutes the "coaches" of the Thoroughbred industry. Opening April 9, the 2007 exhibit will feature famous race horse trainers either from the Bluegrass or whose careers have been made with significant success in the region.

NTRA's Horse PAC Annual Report Released; Board Changes Announced

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The National Thoroughbred Racing Association March 28 released the 2006 Annual Report for its Political Action Committee, Horse PAC. New to the PAC Board in 2007 is owner/breeder Tracy Farmer. Peggy Hendershot, NTRA vice president of legislative and corporate planning, has been appointed PAC president.

Scat Daddy Heads Florida Derby Field

Post positions have been drawn for the next Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) stepping stone race, the March 31 Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park. Grade I winner Scat Daddy currently heads the field at morning line odds of 5-2.

MI Developments Announces Acquisition of Florida Property

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MI Developments announced March 28 that it has purchased from subsidiaries of Magna Entertainment a 157-acre development property in Palm Beach County, Fla., adjacent to MEC's Palm Meadows Training Center, for cash consideration of $35 million.

South Africa Makes Commingled Bets on U.S. Races

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Bettors in South Africa were able to wager directly into a United States pool March 27 when the full card from Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack was made available at racecourses, off-track betting outlets, and through an account wagering system.

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