Articles posted July 17, 2007

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Moss to be Guest on Talkin' Horses

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Racing enthusiasts are invited to join leading Thoroughbred owner Maggi Moss for Thursday's edition of bloodhorse.com "Talkin' Horses," sponsored by AIRshod.

Bodgiteer Named Horse of the Year by NETWA

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Bodgiteer was the recipient of the 2006 James B. Moseley Horse of the Year award and was additionally named top older male by the New England Turf Writers Association at its 65th Annual Awards Dinner at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, Mass., July 16.

State Sales Tax on Claims Dropped in Louisiana

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People who claim Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses at any licensed racetrack in Louisiana are no longer required to pay a state sales tax under a new law, the Louisiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has announced.

Pinhooking Picks Up Momentum at Fasig-Tipton

Pinhooking Picks Up Momentum at Fasig-Tipton

Previous to the start of this year's yearling auction season, there was speculation that pinhookers " purchasers of yearlings resale at 2-year-old auctions next year " would not be as active in the past. Based on Monday's results from the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky yearling sale, the pinhooking profession is alive and well, with two relative newcomers to the resale game among the most active buyers.

Commentary: Last Laugh

Commentary: Last Laugh

By Ray Paulick - Funny Cide was in more living rooms than any other person or animal leading up to the 2003 Belmont Stakes.

Commentary: Legend Of The Bitterroots

By Morton Cathro - For the first time in anyone's memory there'll be no horse racing this summer at the Ravalli County Fair in Montana's beautiful Bitterroot Valley. And the good folks of Hamilton (population 4,443) are, if not bitter, mighty unhappy.

Field Set for Virginia Derby

Field Set for Virginia Derby

Summer Doldrums will have more than a rubber match with Strike a Deal when the two meet in the $1-million Virginia Derby (gr. IIT) July 21 at Colonial Downs. Not only will Summer Doldrums' trainer Rick Violette see his archrival, he will see the faces of past race victors.

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