Articles posted April 1, 2003

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NTRA Announces Mystery Mutuel Giveaway

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that vouchers worth $2.4 million-including a $1 million grand prize-have been mailed to more than 500,000 consumers as part of next week's NTRA Mystery Mutuel Voucher promotion.. The vouchers are redeemable for cash on April 12 at participating racetracks and OTBs.

Empire Maker Solid Favorite In Derby Future Wager

Empire Maker Solid Favorite In Derby Future Wager

Juddmonte Farms' Empire Maker, the record-breaking winner of the Florida Derby (gr. I), has been installed as the 3-1 morning line favorite for the third and final pool of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which opens its four-day run on Thursday.

Quality... Pure and Simple (con't.)

Nina Hagen hardly sits still for a second. Like many farm owners she is the boss, hired hand, receptionist, and syndicate manager. At 5 feet 1 inch tall, this former gymnast vaults from fielding phone calls to breeding mares with equal ease. Her business and her favorite hobby share her backyard, where a son of Deputy Minister stands just inches from a garden box bursting with vibrant green lettuce and thriving herb bushes. Hagen has woven all of her loves--dogs, horses, gardening, cooking, decorating, and family--into the 100 acres she and her husband, Ron, share at El Dorado Farms near Enumclaw, Washington.

Quality... Pure and Simple

Nina Hagen hardly sits still for a second. Like many farm owners she is the boss, hired hand, receptionist, and syndicate manager. At 5 feet 1 inch tall, this former gymnast vaults from fielding phone calls to breeding mares with equal ease. Her business and her favorite hobby share her backyard, where a son of Deputy Minister stands just inches from a garden box bursting with vibrant green lettuce and thriving herb bushes. Hagen has woven all of her loves--dogs, horses, gardening, cooking, decorating, and family--into the 100 acres she and her husband, Ron, share at El Dorado Farms near Enumclaw, Washington.

Georgia Resolution Would Authorize Vote on Racing

A resolution to authorize a constitutional amendment on pari-mutuel horse racing and simulcasting has been introduced in the Georgia House of Representatives. The measure also calls for approval by municipalities or counties.

Gemstar Reports Net Loss; TVG Revenue on Rise

Gemstar-TV Guide International reported a net loss of $6.23 billion, mainly from write-downs for goodwill, for fiscal year 2002. Meanwhile, the company's interactive platform sector, which includes the TV Games Network, posted revenue gains.

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