The Oak Tree Racing Association at Santa Anita will get an additional day of racing Sept. 28, allowing it to run four Breeders' Cup prep races under a plan endorsed Friday by the California Horse Racing Board.
Magna Entertainment Corp. had increased revenue in 2002 but the continued expansion of its roster of racetracks along with the costs of launching Xpressbet and Horse Racing TV resulted in losses of $14.3 million in 2002.
Contender, a bay gelding who has won two races, brought the top price of 25,000 Australian dollars (approximately $14,968 in U.S. funds) Friday during William Inglis & Son summer Thoroughbred mixed sale at Newmarket in Australia.
New York regulators on Friday revoked the licenses of the former New York Racing Association pari-mutual clerks who last year pled guilty to various charges stemming from a money-laundering probe at NYRA's three racetracks.
A Centre Stalls -- Press To Play colt brought the top price of 44,000 Australian dollars (approximately $26,343 in U.S. funds) Friday as the Magic Millions Adelaide yearling sale closed with its summer session.
Through the first seven weeks of the year, the number of equine abortions remained up in Kentucky when compared to 2002.
Fair Grounds canceled racing for today because of heavy rains that have hit the New Orleans area.
REGION OF MERIT
An ice storm that resulted in electricity being off at The Blood Horse and many other locations throughout Central Kentucky put this week's Derby Report on hold for a few extra days. But there certainly was no shortage of power at Gulfstream and Fair Grounds last Saturday, as Badge of Silver, Trust N Luck, and Lion Tamer sent a jolt of electricity throughout the Derby trail.
Requete, a British-bred son of Rainbow Quest, won Thursday's featured $84,900 San Marino Handicap at 1 1/4 mile on the turf at Santa Anita.
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