Articles posted April 30, 2010

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Unrivaled Belle Shocks Rachel in La Troienne

Unrivaled Belle Shocks Rachel in La Troienne

For the second time in seven weeks, 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra lost a stretch duel when Unrivaled Belle outfought her to win the $400,000 La Troienne Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs April 30.

Conference Attendees Discuss Drug Testing

Attorneys arguing about drug testing policies and procedures may differ in their opinions about the applications of such high-profile systems, but they agree that the landscape in which they work has changed.

Racing Industry Gets Congressional Inquiry

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall and U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield requested detailed answers on the progress of drug testing and monitoring and racetrack safety from industry leaders.

Alexis Barba: Looking at 'Lucky' Again

Alexis Barba: Looking at 'Lucky' Again

Trainer Alexis Barba is looking at lucky, in more ways than one. Her colt, Make Music for Me, who has been close to Lookin At Lucky three times, will get another shot in the Kentucky Derby.

NY Casino Net Winnings Top $1 Billion

Racetrack casino gambling in New York grew in all but one facility in the past year, as the net winnings of the racinos topped $1 billion for the first time since slots were permitted in the state in 2001.

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