Victor Ryan

  • Top International Stables a Derby No Show

    Despite the fact many feel this year's North American 3-year-old crop could be ripe for the picking, this year's Kentucky Derby will be strictly an all-American affair as Godolphin Racing and trainer Aidan O'Brien's Ballydoyle stable will not have representatives in America's classic horse race.

  • Mike Gill files anti-trust actions against seven defendants.

    Gill Names Seven Defendants in Two Lawsuits

    Owner Mike Gill filed two separate lawsuits in U.S. District Court of New Hampshire April 9 for being denied entry into races at Delaware Park and for Gulfstream Park's handling of an investigation earlier this year.

  • Fighting EPO Use Proving a Tough Fight

    Though testing for the blood-doping agent erythropoietin (EPO) remains in its infant stages, a view into the prevalence of the drug on North America's backstretches is beginning to come into focus.

  • State Audit Blasts Illinois Racing Board

    The Illinois Racing Board was charged with a variety of improprieties, from failing to properly monitor the state's totalizator system to not collecting admission fees from simulcasting outlets, in a state audit released Feb. 20.

  • Magna Expansion Results in $14.3 Million Loss

    Magna Entertainment Corp. had increased revenue in 2002 but the continued expansion of its roster of racetracks along with the costs of launching Xpressbet and Horse Racing TV resulted in losses of $14.3 million in 2002.

  • Ultra Pick Six Sentencing Rescheduled Once Again

    Sentencing for the three former Drexel University fraternity brothers convicted in the Breeders' Cup pick six scandal has again be rescheduled. Chris Harn, Glen DaSilva, and Derrick Davis will be sentenced by Judge Charles I. Brieant in White Plains, New York on March 20 at 9 a.m.

  • Chris Harn, awaits sentencing in B.C. Ultra Pick 6 scandal.

    Sentencing of Ultra Pick 6 Conspirator Delayed

    Sentencing for all three former Drexel University fraternity brothers convicted in the Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 scandal will take place March 11 in United States District Court in the Southern District of New York.

  • Montbrook Colt Sets New Record at OBSC Sale

    A colt by Montbrook established a new record at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s selected 2-year-olds in training sale after garnering a sale-topping bid of $1.2 million at Calder Race Course Tuesday.

  • Doneraile Court Colt Brings $400,000 at OBSC Sale

    A colt from the first crop of Seattle Slew stallion Doneraile Court brought a final bid of $400,000 from agent John Ferguson to top the early returns at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s selected 2-year-olds in training sale at Calder Race Course on Tuesday.

  • New York Stewards Gain Additional Discretion

    The New York State Racing and Wagering Board has approved a proposal by the New York Racing Association to allow stewards more flexibility in determining disqualifications of horses that veer in front of a rival during a race.

  • NY Wagering Board Approves Rule Change

    The New York State Racing and Wagering Board on Tuesday approved a proposal made by the New York Racing Association last August that would allow stewards more flexibility in determining disqualifications of horses that veer in front of a rival during a race.

  • Illinois Horsemen to Sue over Recapture Money

    Attorneys for the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association will file for an injunction in the next few days to stop the "recapture" payment made annually to the state's racetracks from the horsemen's purse fund since 1995.

  • Meeker to Address State Legislators in Florida

    Churchill Downs Inc. president Tom Meeker will speak to state legislators on regulatory issues facing the pari-mutuel industry during the National Council on Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) winter meeting January 11 in South Beach, Florida.

  • Small Tracks Moving Forward in New Era

    For independently-owned racetracks, competing successfully with ever-expanding racetrack conglomerates such as Magna Entertainment Corp. and Churchill Downs Inc. may be difficult but can be done, track officials maintained during the "Going it Alone" panel discussion at the 29th Symposium on Racing in Tucson Thursday.

  • Small Tracks Moving Forward in New Era

    For independently-owned racetracks, competing successfully with ever-expanding racetrack conglomerates such as Magna Entertainment Corp. and Churchill Downs Inc. may be difficult but can be done, track officials maintained during the "Going it Alone" panel discussion at the 29th Symposium on Racing in Tucson Thursday.

  • Causes of Late Odds Changes Addressed at Symposium

    The hot-button issue of changing odds after a race begins was addressed by Woodbine Entertainment's vice president of wagering operations Stephen Mitchell during a panel discussion on 'Integrity of Technology' during the 29th Symposium on Racing in Tucson Wednesday.

  • Horse of the Year candidate Azeri to be sold at auction.

    Azeri, Astra to be Sold as Part of Paulson Trust Settlement

    Allen E. Paulson Living Trust's Horse of the Year candidate Azeri and multiple grade I winner Astra will be sold at public auction in 2003 as part of the remaining disperal of the trust's bloodstock. An out-of-court settlement to sell the trust's remaining bloodstock interests was reached Dec. 9 between co-trustees Michael Paulson and Dr. Nicholas Diaco.

  • Class Action Suit Coming Against Autotote

    A national class action lawsuit for negligence will be filed Wednesday against Autotote Systems Inc. by a Southern California law firm on behalf of professional pick six player Jimmy "Jimmy the Hat" Allard.