Articles posted May 15, 2007

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FTC Donates $315,000 to Community, Equine Programs

The Florida Thoroughbred Charities donated $315,000 in 2007 to benefit equine and community programs at the local and state level. Since 1990 the FTC, a non-profit organization and the charitable arm of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association, has raised nearly $4 million.

Kentucky HBPA to Investigate Conflict over Derby Tickets

Board members of the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association did not discuss complaints from trainers regarding an Oaks/Derby ticket provision agreement between the Kentucky HBPA and Churchill Downs at their May 15 meeting as originally planned. Instead, the Kentucky HBPA will conduct an independent investigation into the matter.

Bay Watch

By Ray Paulick - Racing has enough problems without a grandstanding politician using his position to wage a personal war with a state regulator.

Charmin and Sheets

By Bill Nack - The Derby, unique and demanding, requires that a horse be absolutely dead fit to win it.

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