Headlines for Monday, November 17, 2003

  • Bala Ousted from Racing Services

    Susan Bala, founder and owner of Racing Services Inc. in North Dakota, has been removed from the company's day-to-day operations at the request of state attorney general Wayne Stenehjem.

  • Epsom Oaks Winner Casual Look Retired

    William S. Farish's Casual Look, winner of the classic Vodaphone Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) in 2003, has been retired from racing and is scheduled to join the broodmare band at Farish's Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Ky.

  • Outgoing Kentucky Gov. Paul Patton.

    Kentucky Commission Reappointments Called 'Disgrace'

    Republicans have expressed dismay with Gov. Paul Patton's reappointment of eight members and appointment of three new ones to the Kentucky Racing Commission in the final month of his term, and they have called on the commissioners to resign. All but one of the terms expired, some several years ago.

  • Compromise on Ohio VLTs as Deadline Looms

    A compromise proposal to put the issue of racetrack video lottery terminals before voters has been offered in the Ohio Senate, though it must pass the General Assembly by Dec. 3 if it is to make the ballot.