Headlines for Tuesday, August 8, 2000

  • Xalapa Training Center Becomes Stony Oak

    Larry Richardson and Jim Phelps have closed on their purchase of Xalapa Training Center in Bourbon County, Ky. The two men, who paid $2,805,920 for the 539.6-acre property formerly owned by descendants of Lillie Webb, renamed their land Stony Oak Farm and Training Center.

  • Governor Extends Indian Compact in Oklahoma

    Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating has extended the off-track betting compact with the Choctaw Indian Nation for an indefinite period of time, which will enable the tribe to continue simulcasting at a casino located just miles away from Blue Ribbon Downs in Sallisaw.

  • Seabiscuit's Trainer Joining Hall of Fame

    Because the people and horses elected to racing’s Hall of Fame are revealed each spring prior to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), the induction ceremony in August at Saratoga is more of a celebration than a news-making event. But this year’s induction provided a surprise.<br>

  • Turnofthecentury Splashes to Victory

    Barry K. Schwartz' and Eugene Hauman's Turnofthecentury led all the way and gamely held off Aldo for a neck victory in Monday's $150,000 National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Handicap at Saratoga.

  • Major Stakes+Promotion=Bigger Crowds

    A day highlighted by such major races as the Whitney and Haskell Handicaps, coupled with a $1-million voucher promotion and the second annual Claiming Crown, resulted in larger crowds at most U.S. tracks on Sunday, according to the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.