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Colorado Horse Groups Make Case for Bill

Horsemen from all parts of Colorado rallied at the state capitol Jan. 20 to support efforts by the horse industry to pass legislation designed to revitalize the economics of the industry in Colorado through advance deposit wagering and Instant Racing.

Owner Jack L.K. Grunwald Dead

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Jack L.K. Grunwald, a successful owner in the Rocky Mountain states for several decades, died Aug. 31 at his Denver home.

Arapahoe Park Names New Racing Secretary

Arapahoe Park Names New Racing Secretary

Stuart Slagle has been named the racing secretary for the upcoming season at Arapahoe Park, Mile High Racing and Entertainment announced April 21. Thirty-six days have been scheduled for the 2008 meet.

Equine Art Exhibit to Open in January

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The American Academy of Equine Art's Horse in Fine Art exhibit is slated to open Jan. 20 and will run through March 18 at the Wildlife Experience Museum in Parker, Colo.

Arapahoe Park Joins NTRA

Arapahoe Park, the only Thoroughbred racing facility in Colorado, has joined the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA). This will mark the first time that the Aurora, Colo., racetrack has participated in the national organization.

Kentucky Lifts Ban on Animals Shipped From Texas

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Kentucky has lifted a ban on animals from Texas now that the state is free of vesicular stomatitis. In the summer, the situation led Breeders' Cup officials to take precautions in advance of the Oct. 30 World Thoroughbred Championships at Lone Star Park.

Kentucky Alters Rules in Connection With VS Cases

Kentucky has altered it regulations concerning vesicular stomatitis in the wake of new cases in Colorado. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture issued a release July 6 that said animals at three properties in Las Animas County and one property in Douglas County have been diagnosed with VS.

Penn National Gaming to Buy Colorado Casinos

Penn National Gaming has agreed to purchase the assets of the Bullwhackers Casino operations from Colorado Gaming and Entertainment Co., a subsidiary of Hilton Group, for $6.5 million in cash. The Pennsylvania-based company already has gaming holdings in Louisiana and West Virginia.

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