Headlines for Tuesday, November 19, 2002

  • N.Y. Bill Makes Tampering With Wagers a Felony

    A legislator has proposed that New York law should be tightened to create a felony that specifically outlaws tampering with pari-mutuel bets and wagering systems. The bill, sponsored by Assembly racing committee chairman Alexander Gromack of Rockland County, comes in the aftermath of the Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 betting probe.

  • Rubiano, euthanized Tuesday at Lane's End Farm.

    Champion Rubiano Euthanized

    Rubiano, champion sprinter of 1992, was euthanized Tuesday following complications from laminitis, according to a release from William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm where he had stood since his retirement in 1992.

  • NTRA Plans News Conference on Wagering Probe

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association will hold a news conference in New York City Nov. 20 to discuss ongoing measures in connection with the Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 investigation.

  • Booklet, won his comeback at Churchill Downs.

    Booklet Victorious In Return

    Grade I winner Booklet was victorious in his return to the track in a $59,500 allowance race for 3-year-olds and up Tuesday at Churchill Downs. Under jockey Pat Day, the son of Notebook covered the mile distance in 1:34.68, crossing the wire three-quarters of a length in front of Rock Slide, with Dash for Daylight another three-quarters of a length back in third.

  • Crafty Shaw Earns Trip to Clark Handicap

    Crafty Shaw's victory in the Nov. 16 Schaefer Mile at Hoosier Park has earned the 4-year-old son of Crafty Prospector a shot at the Nov. 29 Clark Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs.

  • Morluc Out of Hong Kong Sprint

    A training setback has halted plans to send Morluc to Hong Kong for the $1-million Hong Kong International Sprint (HK-I) at Sha Tin Racecourse

  • Kentucky Cup Classic winner Pure Prize to stand at Vinery.

    Pure Prize to Vinery in Kentucky

    Grade II winner Pure Prize, by Storm Cat out of champion Heavenly Prize (by Seeking the Gold), has been retired and will enter stud at Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington

  • Legislation for Meadowlands Slots Undecided

    A Nov. 18 hearing by the New Jersey Economic Growth Committee on legislation to authorize slot machines at Meadowlands ended early because the sponsor, Sen. Joseph Suliga, is still in the process of making changes to the bill.

  • Fly So Free, pensioned at 14.

    Champion Fly So Free Pensioned

    Robert N. Clay of Three Chimneys Farm announced today that Eclipse Award winner Fly So Free is being pensioned because of health concerns.

  • Australian Trainer Plans Two-Pronged Attack on Hong Kong

    Australian trainer Danny Bougoure is hoping for another successful trip to the Hong Kong International Races on Dec. 15. Bougoure has won the Hong Kong Sprint (Hk-I) for the past two years with Falvelon hopes also to enter Scenic Park in the Hong Kong Mile (HK-I).

  • Azeri and Volponi Top World Cup Nominations

    The first round of nominations to the 2003 Dubai World Cup closed Nov. 13 with 810 runners representing 23 countries being nominated to the seven races. The 2003 World Cup will be held March 29 at Nad Al Sheba.

  • Application for Horsemen-Owned Racetrack Filed

    A plan for a Thoroughbred racetrack to be owned by horse owners has been floated in Pennsylvania, and the group awaits a hearing before the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Rebate Replay

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- A number of readers took exception to comments made in this space last week concerning account-wagering operators that attract customers by offering rebates of 10% or higher.

  • A Call for Security

    <i>By David Ward</i> -- The recent Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 scandal has brought to the racing world's attention three very disconcerting facts...

  • NTRA May Review Winning Multi-Race Wagers

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Wagering Technology working group is planning a thorough review of winning multi-race wagers to find if the current Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 scandal was an isolated incident.