Articles posted January 28, 2009

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Fairmount Implements Horse Welfare Plan

To make its position clear on horse slaughter, Fairmount Park in Illinois has put in place a zero-tolerance policy that would take stalls away from trainers involved in the practice. And in an effort to address the unwanted horse situation, the track has created an adoption program for Fairmount runners when they retire from racing.

HRRN Gets Sponsor for 'Road' Broadcasts

HRRN Gets Sponsor for 'Road' Broadcasts

The Horse Racing Radio Network has reached an agreement with Markel Insurance Co. to be the title sponsor of its "Road to the Kentucky Derby" series of broadcasts beginning Jan. 30 from South Florida.

Kentucky Trial: Insurance Fraud? Or Not?

Jurors in a Kentucky state courthouse are basically asked to believe one of two things pertinent to a civil lawsuit being tried there: Former Kentucky resident Paula Singer was either fired from Bluegrass Bloodstock Agency in 2001 for being a poor manager; or, that the former head of the company's equine insurance division was unjustly terminated because she was on the verge of uncovering a scheme of international fraud involving her boss.

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