Greg Avioli, deputy commissioner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, is scheduled to testify before the House Finance Committee Thursday afternoon during an oversight hearing on Internet gambling. It is expected Avioli will offer his comments at about 3 p.m. EDT.
Tamara Princess, a full sister to last year's champion older female Riboletta, made her 3-year-old debut a winning one Wednesday at Hollywood, winning a 6 1/2-furlong maiden race in 1:15.24.
Jerry Bailey, Jockeys' Guild president emeritus, is resigning Friday from his positions on the Guild's executive committee and board of directors. He is resigning because he believes a five-member majority of the executive committee acted too hastily in hiring Matrix Capital Associates to manage the Guild.
Robert and Beverly Lewis have shifted the focus of their breeding program from selling to racing this year. As a result, they recently scratched both of their entries to the Keeneland July select yearling sale: a Deputy Minister--Serena's Song colt and a Gone West--Storm Beauty filly. The Lewises also will retain most of the yearlings that they planned to offer at the Keeneland September sale.
Dream Supreme and City Zip are prominent among 21 sprint stars from major racing centers nationwide assembling to face 26 local stars in the five stakes races worth more than $1 million to be run on Saturday's 'Summit of Speed' program at Calder Race Course.
More than 40 top sprinters from around the country are set to square off Saturday in the "Summit of Speed" program at Calder Race Course. The five-stakes program is highlighted by the Princess Rooney Handicap and Azalea Breeders' Cup Stakes, both grade III events.
Major legislation that would authorize account wagering and unionization of backstretch workers cleared the California Senate Appropriations Committee Monday and now heads to the Senate floor.
Classic winner Louis Quatorze's initial winner came out July 10 at Roscommon in Ireland when his daughter Seren Princess won at seven furlongs.
Sunday's $100,000 Long Branch Breeders' Cup Stakes is Monmouth Park's major prep for the $1-million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) on Aug. 5, and this year's rendition should again springboard a few runners toward this year's race. The Long Branch, run at 1 1/16 miles, is for 3-year-olds.
New York's top Democrat in the state Legislature said New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has told him the city government is inclined to sell its massive off track betting operation to a consortium of racing interests headed by Magna Entertainment.
Jockey Mario Pino hit double figures for wins in the last two days of racing at Colonial Downs by following his six-win performance on Monday with four wins Tuesday. For the first five days of the meet that opened July 3, Pino has 15 wins, and by the way, he spent one of those days at Monmonth Park.
Capricha, a half-sister to grade III winner Aly's Alley, brought the top price of $240,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training and older horses of racing age on Tuesday in Timonium, Md. Produced from the unraced Alydar mare Aly Capri, the Pleasant Colony filly was purchased by Eaglestone Farm from Bill Reightler, agent.
Author/artist Kathleen Costello Beer, 74, died July 3 from complications from cancer. A native of Baltimore, Beer founded the Beresford Gallery and published two books, Bumble and Me and What Happens in Spring.
Sheikh Mohammed's homebred Silent Honor captured Tuesday's Cherry Hinton Stakes (Eng-II) by a short head over Lady High Havens. The win came a day after John Ferguson purchased five sons and daughters of Sunday Silence on behalf of Sheikh Mohammed at the Japan Racing Horse Association's select foal sale.
Sheikh Hamdan's Mutamam made it a Maktoum double at Newmarket Tuesday as the 6-year-old horse took the Princess of Wales's Pearl and Coutts Stakes (Eng-II) by 1 1/2 lengths over Little Rock.
Secret Status, an allowance winner at Keeneland in her first start after a layoff, is slated to contest the July 22 Delaware Handicap (gr. III) at Delaware Park.
Aaron and Marie Jones' Plenty of Light has been retired from racing with a record of five wins from seven races and earnings of $510,420. The 4-year-old daughter of Colony Light arrived at Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., about 10 days ago.
Euchre joins Bobby Frankel's deep handicap arsenal with a win in the Cornhusker Breeders' Cup Handicap.
Smile Again airs it out in the Bel Air for Sid and Jenny Craig
Pacemakers set the table for Medicean to steal the show in the Coral Eurobet Eclipse Stakes
Cashier's Dream and Lunar Bounty both earn rich stakes wins over Churchill Downs' final weekend
As the holiday weekend closes, Godolphin's E Dubai proves he's the one to carry its hopes in the fall.
California stallion Vermont will stand next year's breeding season for $1,500 live foal at Rancho San Miguel near San Miguel, Calif.
Grade I winner Always a Classic was represented by his first winner when Marion G. Montanari's homebred colt All That Magic won July 9 at 4 1/2 furlongs at Calder Race Course in his second start.
Anchor Gaming, the parent company of United Tote, has agreed to a merger with joint venture partner International Game Technology. If the deal is approved it would create a gaming equipment company with combined annual revenue of $2 billion and control of 60% of the United States market.
Central Kentucky farm workers have a new place to go for health care with the opening of the Bluegrass Farm Workers Health Center on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky.
By Edwin Anthony -- After years of research, I've come to the conclusion that speed is the single most important factor in determining a horse's chances to succeed as a sire of sires.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick -- The 2000 Keeneland July yearling sale is going to be a tough act to follow, but that could easily have been said about any of the last five installments of the world's premier auction of young racing prospects.
Competition abounds, but when Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky., opens Wednesday, the fields will be full. The Churchill Downs-owned facility occupies the Kentucky racing calendar through Labor Day.
More horses were sold at the Japan Racing Horse Association's select foal sale than ever before. But the gross revenue suffered a setback, and the average price fell to its lowest level in the auction's four-year history.
Hipodromo Do Litoral, a racetrack that will feature Quarter Horse and Arabian racing, is scheduled to open Nov. 1 in Arroyo Do Sal, Brazil. Carnegie Cooke & Co. will operate it.
West Nile virus has been confirmed in a dead crow in Jefferson County, Fla. The crow was submitted for testing on June 18, and results were released July 6.
Racing and breeding news
In an effort to increase field size, the California Horse Racing Board has proposed a 19-day reduction in the 2001 racing calendar in the state.
Sunday Silence, who has dominated the Japanese sire lists since his arrival on that island nation from North America in the early 1990s, holds a sizable lead on the 2001 leading sires list by progeny earnings over runner-up Tony Bin.
Julian "Buck" Wheat has been named the winner of the 2001 Dogwood Dominion Award. The unofficial mayor of the Churchill Downs backstretch, Wheat is director of horseman's relations at the Louisville track.
Bits and pieces from around the Thoroughbred world.
The interactive wagering field continues to grow, with Bloodstock Research Information Services the latest player in the online gaming industry.
Australian officials are relaxing restrictions on United Kingdom horses imposed as a result of the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak, permitting horses from Britain into the country under certain quarantine conditions.
Nasrullah, produced from the Blenheim II mare Mumtaz Begum, posted a remarkable 25% stakes winners from foals from his first crop.
Golden Eagle Farm owners John and Betty Mabee have bred more than 200 stakes winners.
New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. falling into the hands of a consortium led by Magna Entertainment would be "an affront" to the entire racing industry, the head of the New York Racing Association charged.
More than a year after California Gov. Gray Davis vetoed a telephone account wagering bill, the revised legislation is running its course again through the state legislature.
The Nasdaq National Market has informed Youbet.com, Inc. that the company is now in compliance with listing qualifications and will not be dropped from its listings.
A Sunday Silence colt produced from 1996 Yerba Buena Handicap (gr. IIIT) winner Fanjica sold for ¥150 million ($1,190,476) to top the first session of the Japan Racing Horse Association's select foal sale on Monday. Consigned by Shadai Farm, the colt was purchased by Hiroyoshi Usuda.
Anne Campbell, who was 1999 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year, died May 10 in her sleep at Arthur B. Hancock III's Stone Farm near Paris, Ky.
Hollywood Park's pick six returned $227,613.40 for each $2 bet on the winning combination Sunday from a pool of $916,646.
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