Articles posted February 28, 2002

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Sunday Break Back on Track

Sunday Break worked three furlongs at Hollywood Park Thursday morning, less than a week after a winning performance in a Santa Anita allowance race.

Coolers Return to NYRA Tracks

The New York Racing Association will again permit coolers to be brought in to all three of its tracks - Aqueduct, Belmont and Saratoga - in limited areas.

Without Change, California Racing in 'Serious Peril'

Despite a workers' compensation crisis, California trainers continued to enter horses for weekend programs in the state. But officials are concerned about the ramifications if the situation isn't resolved soon.

OTB Corp. Gets OK to Operate New York Track

Permission has been granted for the first time ever in New York for an off-track betting corporation to run a racetrack. After years of battling industry opposition and eventually paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to make the critics go away, Western Regional Off Track Betting Corp. was given approval by state regulators Feb. 27 to reopen Batavia Downs.

Bagshot to Oakhurst in Oregon

Stakes winner Bagshot, who placed in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) and Strub Stakes (gr. II) in consecutive starts, has been retired from racing with earnings of $729,104 and will enter stud at Dr. Jack Root's Oakhurst Farm in Newberg, Ore.

In California, It's Crunch Time for Trainers on Insurance

Given the state's mandate that trainers at racetracks must carry current workmens' compensation policies, horsemen whose policies expire March 1 were scrambling to find alternatives this week. The crisis threatens to force some trainers out of the business.

News By Date

PrevNext
February 2002
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
2425262728  

Most Popular Stories