Articles posted July 18, 2008

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

FL Governor Seeks Re-Hearing on Gaming

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and the Seminole Tribe of Florida July 17 asked the Supreme Court of Florida for a re-hearing on its July 3 ruling that declared blackjack and baccarat illegal at the tribe's casinos in the state.

Kamsin Typifies Modern German Breeding

MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter

Germany has preserved a number of bloodlines that are all but extinct elsewhere, providing a potential outcross for the Northern Dancer and Mr. Prospector lines that have come to dominate breeding in the rest of the world. Among them is the male line of 1935 English Triple Crown winner Bahram, the direct ancestor of this year's BMW Deutsches Derby (Ger-I) winner Kamsin (GER).

Saratoga Stakes Probables Announced

Saratoga Stakes Probables Announced

Fans of Saratoga Race Course can't wait for the track to open its 140th season Wednesday, July 23 and they won't have to wait much longer for the high-quality stakes races that make the Spa one of Thoroughbred racing's top meetings.

Houghton Granted Michigan License

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Over the past year and a half, the Office of Racing Commissioner has pursued an extensive investigation regarding allegations of race fixing involving Terry Houghton and a number of other jockeys who were banned from racing at several tracks as a result.

Topics: THG and Future of Racing on TV

Topics: THG and Future of Racing on TV

The Thoroughbred Horsemen's Group, which advocates a new economic model for pari-mutuel wagering and has been engaged in high-profile battles in the racing industry, isn't going away anytime soon, its president said July 18.

Strategic Plan for Horse Safety in Works

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is formulating a "strategic plan" for equine health and safety and will seek support from various industry organizations when the document is released, probably in early fall.

Bank Seeks ClassicStar Assets

Fifth Third Bank is asking a federal bankruptcy court for assistance in taking possession of certain assets held by ClassicStar LLC, including stallion shares and income from other sires.

Van Clief New Sales Integrity Chairman

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced July 18 the appointment of D.G. Van Clief, Jr. as the chairman of the Sales Integrity Program Monitoring Committee.

Kruytbosch Funeral Plans Announced

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Kruytbosch Funeral Plans Announced

The funeral service for popular track announcer Luke Kruytbosch, the "Voice of the Kentucky Derby" since 1999, will be held in Churchill Downs' paddock garden on Monday, July 21, at 1 p.m. EDT.

That Handicapping Show: July 17 Episode

That Handicapping Show: July 17 Episode

Hosted by Jason Shandler and Tom LaMarra, "That Handicapping Show" is a weekly video show dedicated to horse players. Jason and special guest Evan Hammonds take a look at the Virginia Derby. Plus, picks from John Pricci of Equiform.

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