Articles posted June 11, 2009

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Belmont National TV Ratings Tumble

Belmont National TV Ratings Tumble

Without a Triple Crown on the line, this year's TV coverage of the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) attracted approximately half the number of viewers as last year, when Big Brown was attempting to win the Triple Crown at Belmont Park.

Three Chimneys Promotes Donworth

Richie Donworth, who has worked at Three Chimneys Farm as broodmare manager at the Old Bradley Place division, has been named the division's new general manager.

Mine That Bird Returns to Track

Mine That Bird Returns to Track

Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Mine That Bird returned to the racetrack for the first time since finishing third in the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) by leisurely back-tracking once around the Churchill Downs oval June 11 under exercise rider Charlie Figueroa.

Bonus Scheme Will Reward Yearling Buyers

Sellers of yearlings in Britain and Ireland are working to put together a bonus fund worth £2-million (approximately $3,269,400 in U.S. funds) for the connections of nominated horses that win maiden races next year for 2-year-olds. Each bonus will be worth £10,000 ($16,347), and it is hoped that up to 200 races will be supported. Some of the bonus money also will be made available to 3-year-olds.

Daughters of Man Accused of Cruelty Relinquish Licenses

Kristen and Jennifer Paragallo, the daughters of Ernie Paragallo who faces 22 counts of animal cruelty, have relinquished their owners' licenses.

"The surrendering of the two licenses from (Paragallo's) daughters came during our suitability review," said Joe Mahoney, a spokesperson for the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, on June 10. "Tha...

Kentucky Horse Industry Plans Rally at Capitol

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) is organizing a rally June 17 in the Capitol Rotunda to drum up support for legislation that would financially assist the horse industry.

The rally begins at 10 a.m. EDT on the third day of a special legislative session in Frankfort, the state capital. On the call for the session is legislation to autho...

Charges Filed in Texas Cruelty Case

A Texas woman accused of maltreating 57 horses remains in jail after failing to post bond on cruelty charges.

Carol Paselk faces one count of cruelty to animals and one court of cruelty to livestock. The Class A misdemeanors each carry penalties up to $4,000 and one year in the county jail.

The charges stem from the May 9 removal of 57 allege...

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