Headlines for Wednesday, January 22, 2003

  • Maryland Proposal: Up to 16,000 Racetrack Slots

    Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich Jr. will propose 13,500 slot machines for three racetracks in time to generate $600 million in state tax revenue in two years, legislative sources told the Baltimore <i>Sun</i>.

  • Audit Report Targets Kentucky Welfare Fund

    The Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts has issued recommendations in the wake of an examination of the activities of the Kentucky Health and Welfare Fund, formed in 1978 to provide assistance to Thoroughbred racing personnel and their families.

  • NJSEA Boss: Industry Will Work to Find Answers

    In response to a statement by an official with Gov. Jim McGreevey's administration that a proposal to place video lottery terminals at Meadowlands "is very unlikely," the head of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority said other avenues will be explored in order to keep the state's racing industry viable.

  • William Bancroft, Raced Highland Blade, Dead

    William Bancroft, who campaigned near-millionaire Highland Blade with his brother, Thomas Bancroft Jr., in the name of Pen-Y-Bryn Farm, died two days after his Jan. 16 birthday

  • Ray Paulick &lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Wanna Bet?

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- An online betting exchange poses a serious threat to horse racing because none of the money wagered is passed on to the industry.

  • Style Points

    <i>By John DeSantis </i> -- The fact Eddie Delahoussaye was a great rider is no secret. But what ultimately separated Eddie D. from his peers was his style.

  • Stakes Winner Regiment Tops Barretts Opener

    The Thoroughbred Corporation's Regiment, a 4-year-old son of Outflanker, was purchased by agent Bruno De Berdt for $100,000 to top Tuesday's opening session of the Barretts Equine Ltd.'s winter mixed sale.

  • Grey Memo, working toward Sunshine Millions Classic.

    Grey Memo in Final Sunshine Millions Classic Work

    Grey Memo, set to depart California Wednesday morning for Saturday's $1 million Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park, had his final prep for the 1 1/8-mile event Tuesday by working five furlongs in 1:00 1/5, handily, at Santa Anita.

  • Wild Wonder Relocated to Spendthrift

    The Winchell family's Oakwind Farm announced that its grade II winner Wild Wonder will be moved to Bruce Kline and partners' Spendthrift Farm

  • Toccet, winning the Remsen Stakes.

    Toccet May Miss Kentucky Derby

    Dan Borislow, owner of multiple graded stakes winner Toccet, said Tuesday that the son of Awesome Again may be forced to miss the Kentucky Derby due to what has been described by veterinarians as a remodeling of the ankles.