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White Horse Award Lunch to Feature Art Sale

White Horse Award Lunch to Feature Art Sale

In conjunction with the presentation of its White Horse Award Oct. 28 at Lone Star Park, the Race Track Chaplaincy of America will offer for sale life-sized works of art to benefit its programs.

University of Louisville to Sponsor State-of-Industry Forum

The University of Louisville Equine Industry Program will sponsor a state-of-the industry forum Nov. 2 to discuss "Horse Wars Between the States." The forum, which runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the college of business, will feature different speakers discussing various economic concerns of the Thoroughbred business and conclude with a panel discussion.

Texas Celebrates Breeders' Cup with FanFest

"FanFest" is well underway in Grand Prairie, Texas as race fans gear up for the sold-out Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship Oct. 30. FanFest, presented by the Grand Prairie Breeders' Cup Committee and sanctioned by the Breeders' Cup, is a month-long event featuring celebrity appearances, musical performances, sporting events, and charity auctions surrounding daily racing at Lone Star Park.

Blackdoun Supplemented to Mile After 'Super' Work

Del Mar Derby (gr. IT) winner Blackdoun worked seven furlongs in 1:28 1/5 around the dogs over a Santa Anita turf course labeled "good" Monday morning under regular exercise rider Jose Dominguez after which time Canani gave owners Marsha Naify and Christina and Laurent Zilber the OK to supplement the gray 3-year-old to the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) and pre-enter.

Tribe Has Deal to Buy Track From Penn National

The Downs at Pocono, a Standardbred facility that held Thoroughbred meets in the 1970s, could become the first Pennsylvania racetrack owned by an Indian tribe should regulators approve a $280-million deal between Penn National Gaming Inc. and the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority.

Squirrel Fingered in Keeneland Power Outage

Keeneland lost power to 75% of its facilities at approximately 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning when high voltage electrical service was interrupted on racetrack property near Versailles Road.

Reddam Adds Wilko to BC Juvenile Mix

Reddam Adds Wilko to BC Juvenile Mix

Wilko, a two-time allowance winner on turf in England, is heading to the $1.5 million Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) after being purchased in part by California owner Paul Reddam.

XpressBet Approved in Washington

XpressBet received a license from the Washington Horse Racing Commission to become the second authorized advance deposit wagering provider in the state Oct. 14.

Decision Time Nears for Ouija Board

Three-year-old filly Ouija Board, the third place finisher in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), could face males in the $2 million John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) rather than the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).

Churchill Downs Completes Purchase of Fair Grounds

Churchill Downs Incorporated completed its $47 million acquisition of Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans and its five off-track betting facilities on Oct. 15. CDI also announced it closed the acquisitions of two related New Orleans-area operations, Finish Line Management Corp. and Video Services.

Louisiana Considers Rule to Ban Use of EPO

The Louisiana State Racing Commission's medication committee has asked the full commission to ban the use and possession of human recombinant erythropoietin (EPO) and darbepoietin, as well as consider measures aimed at random pre-race testing for total dissolved carbon dioxide, more commonly known as "milkshaking."

Three Chimneys Announces 2005 Fees

Three Chimneys Farm, which earlier announced a fee of $100,000 for incoming stallion Smarty Jones and one of $25,000 for new arrival Yes It's True, announced fees for all but one of its remaining stallions.

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