Headlines for Tuesday, November 12, 2002

  • Smith Commends Authorities for Pick 6 Arrests

    Tim Smith, commissioner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, commended authorities on Tuesday for the arrests of three individuals for wire fraud in connection to the Breeders' Cup Pick 6 investigation.

  • No Change in Hollywood Bet Cut-Off ... For Now

    Hollywood Park won't be getting special approval from the California Horse Racing Board to institute a new policy that would cut off wagering on its races at post time in time for its next racing day, which is Nov. 14.

  • Fort Erie Concludes Live Meet

    Fort Erie concluded its 2002 live season with an increase in everything from handle to purse amounts to the number of races conducted.

  • IRB Bans Bets Involving More Than Three Races

    The Illinois Racing Board, without prior notice and over the angry objections of some track operators, on Nov. 12 slapped an immediate ban on wagers involving more than three races. It also put off licensing two tote companies for next year.

  • Fusao Sekiguchi receives trophy after Fusaichi Pegasus' Kentucky Derby win.

    Sekiguchi Buys Interest in Sarafan; Eyes Japan Cup

    Japanese owner and breeder Fusao Sekiguchi has bought an ownership interest from Gary Tanaka in Eddie Read Handicap (gr. IT) winner Sarafan, who trainer Neil Drysdale said was scheduled to depart for Tokyo on Tuesday night to contest the Nov. 24 Japan Cup (Jpn-I).

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Can More Be Less?

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Some track officials and horsemen have begun to question the wisdom of their relationships with offshore and U.S.-based wagering companies that attract some of the game's biggest players through rebates of 10% or more on wagers.

  • Melbuhn Musings

    <i>By Victor Zast </i> -- The Melbourne Cup is only race in the world for which a holiday is proclaimed and on which 90% of a country's population will bet.

  • Domedriver: Destination Hong Kong

    Domedriver, 26-1 upset winner of the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) on Oct. 26, will bid to add another "I" to his resume in the Hong Kong Mile (HK-I) on Dec. 15.

  • Here and There

    Bits and pieces from around the industry...