Articles posted March 8, 2007

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Trainer Pitnick Fined $3,000 for TCO2 Violation

Trainer Brian Pitnick has been fined $3,000 by Bay Meadows stewards for rule violations after a horse under his care, Theycallme Mr. Tim, exceeded the regulatory threshold of 37 millimeters for total carbon dioxide, the California Horse Racing Board reported March 7.

Top Washington Trainer Bill McMeans Dies

William "Bill" McMeans, one of Washington's most successful Thoroughbred trainers, died March 6 at his home in Sunnyside, Wash., after a long illness at the age of 69.

New York Trainers 'Pony-Up' for TRF

New York- based trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, Gary Contessa and John Kimmel are the latest horsemen to sign up for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's Pony-Up Program, a new TRF fundraising initiative designed to spread the financial responsibilities of caring for retired racehorses across the training community, while taxing horsemen only when they have reaped the benefits of a win.

Global Pari-Mutuel to Provide Services to OTW Parlors in Mexico

Global Pari-Mutuel Services, Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Royal Turf Club, Antigua, has launched its product with International de Entretenimiento y Apuestas Deportivas (IDEA). IDEA operates under the name UNO Race & Sports, a company with off-track wagering parlors in Mexico.

Jockey Burress Injures Knee in Training Mishap

Jockey Beverly Burress, who led all apprentice riders at Oaklawn Park during the 2006 meet, suffered injury to her left knee in a training accident March 8 and will be out of action indefinitely. The horse she was riding in the training accident, Black Type Magic, was uninjured in the mishap.

355 Cataloged for FT Texas 2-Year-Old Sale

Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 355 horses for its 2007 Texas Two-Year-Olds in training sale at Lone Star Park, in Grand Prairie, on April 3. The sale will be held in a continuous, single session beginning at 10 a.m. The under-tack show, over the main track at Lone Star, will be held on Sunday, April 1, from 10 a.m.

Trainer Oscar Hall Sr. Dies

Veteran trainer Oscar Hall Sr., who trained for more than half his life, died March 3 at age 78.

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