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Goal Doubled for New York Heroes Fund

Due to a flood of early, generous contributions, the NTRA, Breeders' Cup Limited, and the New York Racing Association announced Friday it was doubling its goal for the NTRA Charities -- New York Heroes Fund to $2 million. The Heroes Fund, set up by the organizations a week ago, will aid the families of New York firefighters, police officers, emergency services personnel, and other victims who perished in the terrorist attacks on New York Sept. 11.

Emirates Airlines Drops Sponsorship of Racing Series

Emirates Airlines has decided to terminate its sponsorship of the World Racing Championships effective Dec. 31, 2001, which is when its current contract ends. The airline and the World Racing Championships organization mutually agreed on the decision, citing the current international climate in the wake of the airplane suicide attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon last week.

Emirates Airlines Drops Sponsorship of Racing Series

Emirates Airlines has decided to terminate its sponsorship of the World Racing Championships effective Dec. 31, 2001, which is when its current contract ends. The airline and the World Racing Championships organization mutually agreed on the decision, citing the current international climate in the wake of the airplane suicide attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon last week.

Research Expands on Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and the Commonwealth of Kentucky held a press conference late Sept. 20 to announce that they are splitting the cost of bringing in expert help to look at all of the health problems seen in Kentucky this spring. A team headed by Dr. Noah Cohen of Texas A&M University will look at not only records of aborted fetuses and dead foals sent to the Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center, but also at records from the two large referral equine practices in Central Kentucky and private practitioners.

Research Expands on Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and the Commonwealth of Kentucky held a press conference late Sept. 20 to announce that they are splitting the cost of bringing in expert help to look at all of the health problems seen in Kentucky this spring. A team headed by Dr. Noah Cohen of Texas A&M University will look at not only records of aborted fetuses and dead foals sent to the Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center, but also at records from the two large referral equine practices in Central Kentucky and private practitioners.

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