Headlines for Monday, December 17, 2001

  • Feds Clear Purchase of Anchor Gaming

    Federal regulators have cleared the purchase of Anchor Gaming, the parent company of United Tote, by gambling equipment giant International Game Technology (IGT). The deal is valued at $1.4 billion.

  • Tranquility Lake, wil be bred to Storm Cat.

    Grade I Winner Tranquility Lake Retired

    Millionaire Tranquility Lake, who was scheduled to run in the Dec. 15 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) at Hollywood Park, was retired prior to the race and will begin life as a broodmare for owners Martin and Pam Wygod.

  • Ascot--'the Queen's Racecourse'--Incorporates as an LLC

    In a further sign of the commercialization of racing in the UK, the Queen's racecourse, Ascot, has become a limited company. The move will make it easier for Ascot to raise the £100-million plus needed for the most ambitious grandstand project ever in Europe.

  • Second Reality, winning South America's biggest race, may be bound for the U.S.

    Hidden Prize Colt Wins South America's Biggest Race

    Second Reality, the pride of La Plata, stamped himself as Argentina's national racing hero by outclassing 15 rivals in the 113th edition of the $172,000 Gran Premio Internacional Carlos Pellegrini (Arg-I, 2400 meters), South America's most prestigious race Saturday at Hipodromo San Isidro racecourse, near Buenos Aires.