Articles posted December 5, 2002

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Tote Companies: No Answers at Racing Symposium

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The University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program staff has had to cancel the "Tote Forum – Issues and Answers" segment scheduled at its annual Symposium on Racing when representatives of the major totalizator companies said they would not participate.

Philly Park Paddock Valet Hailed as Hero

A paddock valet at Philadelphia Park is being hailed as a hero after he helped save the life of a woman whose car crashed and burned in Bensalem, Pa. Wednesday, pulling her to safety as the vehicle filled with smoke.

Florida Derby Draws Record Early Bird Nominations

A record 117 2-year-olds are Early Bird nominees to the Florida Derby (gr. I) to be run at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, March 15, 2003. With a purse of $1 million, the Florida Derby is the richest race in North America for three-year-olds prior to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and has proven to be a significant preview of the Triple Crown.

Here and There

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Secretariat, Suffolk Downs featured on 'Woodie's World'...New Jersey breeders elect officers...National Museum of Racing hosts Horses for the Holidays...Calder's Fan Appreciation Day is Dec. 14.

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