Articles posted January 30, 2008

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Outcross Wonder American County

Outcross Wonder American County

MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter

Gibson County was a total outcross when mated to Young American, a mare inbred to In Reality and Rough'n Tumble. The result was the star runner American County, who won the Sunshine Millions Oaks on Jan. 26. She is the sixth foal and first stakes winner produced from Young American, a daughter of the late Florida-based sire Pentelicus.

Sky Mystic Heads Cal Oaks Field

Sky Mystic Heads Cal Oaks Field

Trainer Greg Gilchrist sends out David and Jill Heerensperger's Sky Mystic, a 3-year-old daughter of Sky Mesa, in the $100,000 California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields Feb. 2. The question is, will the Kentucky-bred filly return to her winning form?

Hystericalady Tries 'Monica Again

Hystericalady Tries 'Monica Again

Hystericalady tops the six older fillies and mares entered for the re-drawn $250,000 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I), which is to be run Feb. 2 after being canceled the preceding weekend due to the unsafe condition of Santa Anita's Cushion Track.

Will NYRA Take Temporary Extension?

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Will NYRA Take Temporary Extension?

With another deadline looming that could shut down racing at Aqueduct Feb. 14, rumors are circulating among horsemen that the New York Racing Association might not be willing to accept another temporary extension to keep racing going.

KY Casino Vote Gets Another Push

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear again has called for the state General Assembly to approve legislation allowing a referendum on casino gambling, but details of the legislation still haven't been released.

Hogan to Receive Service Award

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The Equine Science Center at Rutgers University in New Jersey has named Dr. Patricia Hogan as the 2008 winner of its "Spirit of the Horse" award.

Maryland: Study Needed on Steroids

Maryland: Study Needed on Steroids

The Maryland Racing Commission remains committed to regulating anabolic steroids in racehorses, but will delay implementation of a model rule given questions about the rule itself and laboratory testing procedures.

Ronald B. Sladon Dead

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Ronald B. Sladon Dead

Ronald B. Sladon, who helped guide Calumet Farm during the Lexington nursery's troubled times in the early 1990s, died Jan. 14

JRA Award Winners Named

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JRA Award Winners Named

Admire Moon, winner of three grade I races in his final season, was presented Jan. 28 with the Japan Racing Association's top honor of Horse of the Year, as well as older male.

Calder Gets Slots OK in Referendum

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Calder Gets Slots OK in Referendum

Voters in Miami-Dade County, Fla., approved slot machines for Calder Race Course and the county's two other pari-mutuel facilities in a Jan. 29 referendum. They passed the ballot issue by a 63%-37% margin--a decisive victory in a race many observers expected would be close.

Attorney Wins Handicapping Tourney

Attorney Wins Handicapping Tourney

Richard Goodall, a 64-year-old retired attorney from Las Vegas, defeated 276 Thoroughbred racing handicappers by a record margin to capture the ninth Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas Jan. 26.

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