Legislation that would regulate the living and working conditions at California's horse racing tracks is moving ahead.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and the American Horse Council have told a House subcommittee that interstate, common-pool simulcasting is legal by law, and that passage of HR 3125 would merely allow the pari-mutuel industry to continue business as usual.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Mystery Mutuel vouchers will arrive in mailboxes starting July 24 at more than one million households.
Following Dubai Millennium's impressive eight-length victory in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot, Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford said the Seeking the Gold colt will make his final career start in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Champion British jockey Kieren Fallon was injured Wednesday when his mount was brought down in a four-horse pileup in the last race at the Royal Ascot meeting.
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) winner Cash Run breezed three furlongs at Santa Anita Wednesday in preparation for the $150,000 Princess Stakes Saturday at Hollywood Park.
Following a satisfactory workout Wednesday morning, trainer Roger Attfield confirmed For Our Sake will run in Sunday's Queen's Plate.
Man o' War Wins Stuyvesant
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is offering a $1-million grand prize as part of a contest linked to Friday's All-Star Jockey Championship at Lone Star Park.
The second phase of the dispersal of the late Marshall Naify's 505 Farms will be conducted by the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders Association.
Ruffian Rolls In CCA Oaks
Legislation to allow up to 15 off-track betting parlors and telephone account wagering was advanced by a key New Jersey Assembly committee on Monday.
Nationalore is probably the most accomplished horse not to have broken his maiden.
J. R. Chester's Nuclear Debate, a Kentucky-bred son of Geiger Counter, moved with a quarter mile remaining and led one furlong out en route to a 1 1/2-length victory in the King's Stand Stakes (Eng-II) at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.
The Royal Ascot meet in England began on a winning note for The Aga Khan, owner of three winners on the six-race opening card.
Giant's Causeway, a 3-year-old son of Storm Cat--Mariah's Storm, took the lead turning for home and held off two challengers for a head victory over Valentino in the St. James's Palace Stakes (Eng-I), the feature on opening day of the Royal Ascot meet in England.
One of the highlights of the British racing season begins today with the Royal Ascot meet.
Gold Tiara, a 4-year-old daughter of Seeking the Gold bred in Kentucky, zipped seven furlongs in track record time of 1:21.9 to win Sunday's Procyon Stakes (Jpn-III) at Hanshin Racecourse in Japan.
Blazing Sword increased his earnings to $1,008,128 with his win in Monday's feature at Calder, the $32,0000 Suave Prospect, an overnight handicap.
A simple fact-finding mission that began about 10 months ago could result in a capital investment of more than $100 million—perhaps up to $200 million—for the Thoroughbred industry should the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and International Business Machines' Global Services move ahead with a broad technology venture.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has issued a 1999-2000 “Annual Report to the Membership” which calls for a $30.7-million budget as had been projected earlier this year.
Apprehension, fear and cynicism permeated the air at California tracks after state and federal officials conducted a two-day backstretch sweep in search of labor violations.
Look for a series of linked racing events at Magna-owned tracks sometime in the near future.
- By Ray Paulick
Multiple grade I winner High Yield's racing career is over.
Grundlefoot earned his first career stakes win by upsetting 7-10 favorite Snuck In and Withers Stakes (gr. III) winner Big E E in the $200,900 Leonard Richards Stakes Sunday at Delaware Park.
Godolphin's Chief Seattle continued preparation for the $150,000 Dwyer Stakes (gr. II, July 9, Belmont Park), breezing five furlongs at Belmont Saturday morning.
The Julio Canani-trained pair of Silic and Ladies Din, the one-two finishers in last year's Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), repeated that performance Sunday with Silic finishing 1/2-length ahead of Ladies Din.
Twilite Farms' Gaviola took the lead on the second turn on the way to her fourth consecutive victory, a 4 1/4-length score in the $111,300 Sands Point (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park Sunday.
In his seasonal debut, Endless Hall led for the entire running of the 1 1/2-mile Gran Premio di Milano (Ity-I) Sunday at San Siro.
Stronach Stable's Golden Missile led at every pole on the way to a 2 3/4-length victory in Saturday's $810,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs.
Promontory Gold delivered on the promise of his first three career starts, winning the $110,900 Hill Prince Stakes (gr. IIIT) by a half length Saturday at Belmont Park.
Country Hideaway rallied four-wide on the turn and closed through the stretch to win Saturday's $109,400 Vagrancy Handicap (gr. III).
The Darrell Vienna-trained Deploy Venture crossed the wire 3/4 lengths ahead of 4-5 favorite Single Empire to upset the $200,000 Golden Gate Handicap (gr. IIIT) Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
Scott Lake trainee Leave It To Beezer pressed pacesetter Phabulous Code early, took the lead entering the second turn, and drew off to a 4 3/4-length victory in Saturday's $126,000 Baltimore Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Pimlico.
Four freshman sires were represented by their first winners on Saturday, including multiple graded stakes winners Mecke, Ide, and Friendly Lover.
The first of Godolphin's California-based two-year-olds to reach the track made her race debut in Saturday's fifth race at Hollywood Park.
Beautiful Pleasure continued on course for the Hempstead Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park June 24.
TVG has reached an agreement with Ascot Racecourse and the BBC to televise live coverage of the 2000 Royal Ascot meeting next Wednesday, June 21 from 10:00 am to 1:00 p (EDT).
The boots and goggles worn by Laffit Pincay Jr. during the race in which he became the sport’s all-time leader in wins and the whip carried by Kent Desormeaux when he won this year’s Kentucky Derby aboard Fusaichi Pegasus are among the items scheduled to be sold during the live portion of the NTRA All-Star Jockey Championship Auction on June 23.
As expected, representatives of Breeders' Cup Ltd. and The New York Racing Association announced Friday that the 18th Breeders' Cup championship day races will be held at Belmont Park on Oct. 27, 2001.
A subcommittee of the House Commerce Committee met Thursday afternoon to discuss the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act, which cleared the Senate last year. The pari-mutuel horse racing industry was represented at the hearing by outgoing Virginia Thoroughbred Association president Anne Poulson.
Stronach Stable's Preakness (gr. I) winner Red Bullet and the Todd Pletcher-trained pair of More Than Ready and Graeme Hall put in morning works over the wet-fast main track at Belmont Park Thursday.
Frank Stronach's company doesn't want Canadian track
Following a sweep of the stable areas of four California racetracks Wednesday, inspectors from the state labor commissioner's office and the U.S. Labor Department began pouring over records in search of violations, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The Lexington-Fayette (Kentucky) Urban County Council approved a plan which is designed to preserve area farm land from urban sprawl.
Heritage of Gold was back out on Churchill Downs' main strip Wednesday morning.
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