Articles posted June 25, 2009

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Ellis, Turfway Balance Hope, Hard Decisions

Ellis, Turfway Balance  Hope, Hard Decisions

Ellis Park owner Ron Geary said June 24 it's too soon to say a commitment from the racing industry and legislators to fight for racetrack gaming will keep his track open beyond the 2009 season. Meanwhile, Turfway Park and the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association plan to sit down soon to devise a plan that could include reductions in purses and racing dates for future meets.

THS: The Vanity Stakes

THS: The Vanity Stakes

Jason, Tom, and the Wizard preview the Vanity Handicap (gr. I) at Hollywood Park on June 27. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Vanity.

KY Horse Industry Rally June 24, 2009

KY Horse Industry Rally June 24, 2009

Kentucky Horse Industry Rally at Keeneland on June 24, 2009. Speakers include Nick Nicholson, President & CEO of the Keeneland Association, former Kentucky Governor Brereton Jones, Kentucky Senator Ed Worley, and Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear.

Thayer Defends Position on KY Gaming Bill

Thayer Defends Position on KY Gaming Bill

Republican Sen. Damon Thayer, under heavy fire from some in the Kentucky horse industry for not being publicly proactive on racetrack gaming legislation, on June 25 outlined his position on the issue and claimed that a "political war" would only hinder the industry.

NTRA Radio Ad Wins Award at Cannes

NTRA Radio Ad Wins Award at Cannes

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association's radio advertising campaign won a Gold Lion Award at this week's 56th International Advertising Festival in Cannes, France. The award is one of the highest honors handed out at the radio industry's international awards competition.

$1-Million Pledge to Disabled Jockeys Fund

$1-Million Pledge to Disabled Jockeys Fund

The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund announced June 25 that the William Stamps Farish Fund has pledged $1 million to the PDJF, which supports some 60 former riders who are permanently disabled as the result of on-track catastrophic injuries.

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