Articles posted April 2, 2007

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Excelsior Loses Steinbrenner Family Backing

Excelsior Loses Steinbrenner Family Backing

Excelsior Racing Associates lost some of its major backing April 1, with the announcement that the Steinbrenner family and a major New York City development firm will no longer be involved in the effort to obtain New York's lucrative Thoroughbred racing franchise.

Fields Buys Majority Interest in Suffolk Downs

A company headed by Richard Fields, who co-developed the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel projects in Florida, has purchased a majority interest in the company that owns Suffolk Downs in Massachusetts.

Zeitlin Replaces O'Hara as President of Equibase

Hank Zeitlin has been named president and chief operating officer of Equibase Co., succeeding Philip O'Hara Jr., who has resigned to pursue other opportunities in the Thoroughbred industry.

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