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.
Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner War Emblem will be given some time off, according to Richard Mulhall, the Thoroughbred Corp.'s general manager.
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 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.
- By Mike Kane
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.
The deadline for ticket applications to be included in the lottery for the 2002 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships is Sunday, June 16.
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.
- By Tom Precious
A senior adviser to New York Gov. George Pataki is joining the New York Racing Association as its new general counsel, officials said June 12.
- By Tom LaMarra
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%.
Imadeed, injured in Saturday's WNBC Stakes, is still recovering at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington.
Attheraces, a British joint venture that provides live horse racing and wagering services, has introduced its own telephone betting operation.
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.
Eric Nelson, the new operator of Playfair race course near Spokane, Wash., is considering racing options for Yakima Meadows, a track about 200 miles southwest of Spokane.
In conjunction with the "NTRA Summer Racing Tour on CBS," the National Thoroughbred Association will offer a national Pick Three.
Tampa Bay Derby winner adds Gleaming Stakes.
Hill 'n' Dale hires Willard...NYTHA donates to TRF...Colonial Downs open for training.
Listings of racing on television and upcoming stakes
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.
The catalogue for the Saratoga select yearling sale will have 228 horses, down by 3.8% from last year's total of 237.
The American Quarter Horse Association reached an out-of-court settlement Tuesday that will allow horse breeders to register embryo-transfer foals.
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 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.
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