Articles posted October 30, 2009

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Award for Design Work at Fasig-Tipton Ky.

Henkel Denmark, the landscape architectural firm that designed the renovated grounds at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky, was presented an award Oct. 30 for its work.

Galt House Named Official Derby Hotel

The Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Ky., has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with Churchill Downs to be named the official host hotel of the track, the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), and the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), it was announced in an Oct. 30 release.

KY Vet Requiring Testing of Horses From Texas

Due to the ongoing investigation into equine piroplasmosis in the state of Texas, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's state veterinarian's office has opted to require testing of all horses from Texas entering the state of Kentucky.

Online Hat Auction to Support Old Friends

An online auction "Hats Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby," to benefit Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement facility, will begin Nov. 1 with the first offering, a "Black Tie Affair" Derby hat.

CDI's Evans: Some Progress in Kentucky

The president of Churchill Downs Inc. said he believes recent developments with the makeup of the Kentucky General Assembly are positive and could help lead to legalization of video lottery terminals at racetracks in the state.

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