Headlines for Friday, June 21, 2002

  • NTRA: Legislation 'Fundamentally Flawed and Unfair'

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, in a statement released June 21, said the reworked "Combatting Illegal Gambling Reform and Modernization Act" is "fundamentally flawed and unfair," and it also said it plans to discuss the ramifications of a move by Citibank to ban use of credit cards for online wagering.

  • Sophisticat Best of 11 in Ascot's Coronation Stakes

    Michael Tabor and Mrs. John Magnier's Sophisticat won the group I Coronation Stakes for 3-year-old fillies June 21 at Royal Ascot and gave trainer Aidan O'Brien and jockey Michael Kinane their second group I win of the meet.

  • New York Racing Laws Extended; More Debate Set

    A series of racing laws in New York have been extended by state lawmakers, who failed, however, to act on several other items from an industry wish list involving video lottery terminals and off-track betting corporations.

  • Illinois Stakes Highlight Arlington Park Program

    About $450,000 will be on the line June 20 in six Illinois-registered stakes that make up the third Prairie State Festival at Arlington Park. The afternoon is designed to showcase Illinois racing and the history of the state.