Articles posted October 31, 2009

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On-Track Down, Simulcast Up at Keeneland

On-Track Down, Simulcast Up at Keeneland

A rainy October in Kentucky led to much lower on-track business for the Keeneland fall meet, but good racing at the track helped the simulcast wagering, and the combined off-track and on-track betting increased.

Guillot Fined, Suspended in Trenbolone Case

Trainer Eric Guillot was handed a five-day suspension and paid a $3,000 fine after a filly in his care, Champagne DÃÆ'¢â‚¬â„¢Oro, tested positive for the prohibited steroid trenbolone at Del Mar this summer, according to the California Horse Racing Board.

Schwartz to Take Over as President of TOC

Steve Schwartz, a prominent trial lawyer specializing in equine veterinary and medical issues, has been named president of the Thoroughbred Owners of California effective Nov. 15. Schwartz replaces Drew Couto, who left the position earlier this year.

White Horse Award for Service to Steve Hiatt

 The Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RCTA) 7th Annual White Horse Award, which recognizes racing-related heroic acts on behalf of human or horse, has been awarded to Steve Hiatt of San Pablo, Calif. Steve, a horse van operator in Northern California, is an unsung hero who routinely answers distress calls to transport critically ill or injured horse...

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