For the second consecutive year, Turfway Park will showcase female jockeys in the "Luv Me Luv Me Not" race on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14. The program at the Kentucky track will be dedicated to raising awareness for breast cancer, and proceeds from all paid admissions will go to the Greater Cincinnati affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
To help sort out the contenders from the pretenders for the 2002 Kentucky Derby, The Blood-Horse's senior correspondent Steve Haskin has listed the horses to look for in coming weeks.
With 2002 Kentucky Derby Future Wager -- Pool One wagering beginning Thursday, senior correspndent Steve Haskin analyzes the odds and attempts to find the value plays. Wagering began in 34 states at noon (EST) on Thursday, Feb. 14 and closes at 5:30 p.m.(EST) on Sunday, Feb. 17.
- By Steve Haskin
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Central Kentucky stallion Accelerator has been purchased by the Turkish Jockey Club.
The "mutuel field" of horses not among the first 23 is the morning-line favorite for the first pool of the 2002 Kentucky Derby Future Wager. Wagering will be offered from noon (EST) Feb. 14 through 5 p.m. (EST) Feb. 17 at facilities in a record 34 states.
Jockey Chris McCarron has resigned from the Youbet.com board of directors because of increasing demands from the Jockey's Guild.
Magna Entertainment reported a 28% gain in fourth quarter revenue, but losses in net income and earnings per share for the three-month period ending Dec. 31. For the year, the Canadian racing conglomerate reported a 25.5% increase in revenue, a jump in net income from $441,000 to $13.5 million, and an increase in diluted earnings per share from 1 cents to 16 cents.
The Thoroughbred Owners of California is using a deal with Magna Entertainment as leverage in an attempt to garner a greater share of pari-mutuel takeout from account wagers made through the TV Games Network. In question is a share of the money TVG pays to the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.
A panel discussion on medication use and regulations in the pari-mutuel industry will be part of an equine medical symposium hosted by the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine March 14-15 in Hollywood Beach, Fla.
The San Miguel premier yearling sale in Australia closed out its two-day run on Monday with increases in gross revenue and average price. Thirteen horses sold for six-figure prices.
A 2002 no-guarantee nomination to Unbridled's Song was sold for $70,000 to top Monday's sale of seasons and shares conducted by Stallion Access Inc. Second-highest price of $55,000 was paid for a Theatrical season. A Danzig season was bought back at $220,000.
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