Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, which boosted the purse of the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) to $1 million for 2011, also announced that it has discontinued five stakes from its 2010-2011 schedule.
Churchill Downs received approval Aug. 10 to offer the Breeders' Cup Jockey Bet as part of this year's World Championships Nov. 5-6 at the Louisville racetrack.
Keeneland is unveiling several new technological innovations for its upcoming September yearling sale, including an industry-first online catalog page that will allow customers to access more information than before.
Graded stakes winner Andromeda's Hero was represented by his first winner when his son Leadfootxpress scored at Suffolk Downs Aug. 9.
The Breeders' Cup announced Aug. 10 it has selected Thoroughbred Charities of America as a beneficiary of the 2010 Breeders' Cup World Championships to be held at Churchill Downs Nov. 5-6.
Graded stakes winner Odysseus, a hot contender on this year's Triple Crown trail, was euthanized Aug. 9 at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute near Lexington because of complications from laminitis.
The England-based auction firm will introduce a program for yearlings at this fall's sales.
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New York Gov. David Paterson is turning up the heat on legislative leaders, prodding them to make a quick decision on the new operator to run the Aqueduct video lottery terminal casino.
Preparations are ongoing as horsemen ready their Thoroughbreds for this year's 67-day Remington Park season, which begins Aug. 19.
A crowd of about 350 people turned out to honor trainers Jack Van Berg and Ron McAnally at The Grand Del Mar hotel in Del Mar, Calif. Aug 9 to benefit the Edwin J. Gregson Foundation.
MTR Gaming Group indicated Aug. 9 it could spend up to $100 million to construct a video lottery terminal casino at Scioto Downs south of Columbus, Ohio.
- By Vic Zast
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