Headlines for Wednesday, June 12, 2002

  • Gentlemen's Club to Try Stakes

    Gentlemen's Club, the first winner from Gentlemen's first crop as a sire, will move up to stakes company for his next start. The Richard Mandella trainee won at first asking Sunday in a five-furlong maiden race.

  • AQHA Lifts Embryo Transfer Registration Ban Entirely

    The American Quarter Horse Association has eliminated all restrictions regarding the registration of foals produced through embryo transfer as part of an out-of-court settlement with a coalition of breeders. The ruling could affect the rules of other registries, including The Jockey Club.

  • Groundbreaking Set for Texas Racetrack

    Groundbreaking ceremonies for Saddle Brook Park, a proposed racetrack and entertainment center in Amarillo, Texas, are set for June 19. Plans call for Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing.

  • Dickinson Loses Fleet Renee Appeal

    Trainer Michael Dickinson's appeal of a medication violation with Fleet Renee in the 2001 Mother Goose (gr.I) and a $250 fine was turned down Wednesday by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board during its monthly meeting in Albany.

  • Breeders' Cup Ticket Applications Due

    The deadline for ticket applications to be included in the lottery for the 2002 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships is Sunday, June 16.

  • Danzig Colt Wins Irish Group III

    Della Francesca, one of 10 horses nominated to the American Triple Crown this year by trainer Aidan O'Brien, posted his first stakes triumph Wednesday when he won the Gallinule Stakes (Ire-III) at Leopardstown.

  • Iowa Court: Racetrack Casino Tax Isn't Equitable

    The pari-mutuel industry in Iowa got a major boost June 12 when state Supreme Court justices ruled they could "find no rational reason for treating racetrack slot machines differently than riverboat slot machines." Racetracks currently pay a 32% tax, while the riverboats pay 20%.

  • Attheraces Launches Telephone Betting

    Attheraces, a British joint venture that provides live horse racing and wagering services, has introduced its own telephone betting operation.

  • New York City OTB Has Big Belmont Day

    New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. had the second-biggest day in its history on June 8, Belmont Stakes Day, with total handle of $7,850,099.

  • Win, New York's First Millionaire, Dead

    Win, who was a fixture in North America's top turf races for several years and New York's Horse of the Year in 1984-85, died in March at Mrs. Thomas Waller's Tanrackin Farm near Bedford Hills, N.Y.

  • AQHA Settles Embryo Transfer Lawsuit

    The American Quarter Horse Association reached an out-of-court settlement Tuesday that will allow horse breeders to register embryo-transfer foals.

  • Agent Buzz Chace, bought Sarava and Artax Too at same sale.

    Belmont Winner, Last-Place Finisher From Same Sale

    Sarava was 70-1, the longest priced winner in 134 runnings of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). That was nothing compared to the odds of buying both the Belmont winner and the race's last-place finisher...at the same sale.

  • Churchill Downs to Keep Some Tax Revenue

    Churchill Downs will become a special taxing district under an ordinance approved by the Louisville Board of Aldermen, and as such will retain 80% of tax revenue generated by its capital improvement plan.