Headlines for Tuesday, April 8, 2003

  • Churchill Downs Enters Agreement on New Pittsburgh Track

    Churchill Downs Incorporated and developer Charles J. Betters announced Tuesday that they have entered into a letter of intent in which CDI will be a partner and investor with Betters in the construction and development of Pittsburgh Palisades Park, a Thoroughbred racetrack operation proposed for the Hays area of Pittsburgh's south side.

  • Turfway Handle Off 12%; Total Purses Down 8%

    A severe winter storm that left much of Kentucky paralyzed earlier this year helped lead to sharp declines in the Turfway Park winter meeting that ended April 3.

  • Turfway Handle Off 12%; Total Purses Down 8%

    A severe winter storm that left much of Kentucky paralyzed earlier this year helped lead to sharp declines in the Turfway Park winter meeting that ended April 3.

  • Steve Haskin's Road to the Kentucky Derby: The Search Continues

    Sometimes, when you dig deep to try to find something, all you wind up with is a big hole. In Saturday's Santa Anita Derby, we kept digging, hoping to find the key to unlock Kentucky Derby 129. But in the end, not even Indiana Jones could locate the treasure most everyone had been looking for.

  • Handle Increases at Sunland Park

    The recently concluded 2002-2003 Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino live horse racing season posted record gains. Business continued to surge powered by full fields and added racing quality.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Playing Politics

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Barring a last-minute miracle in the Maryland legislature, the horse industries in Maryland and Kentucky came up on the short end of the stick in their efforts to get legislation permitting slot machines at racetracks.

  • Too Soon

    <i>By Billy Reed</i> -- A wall in the Churchill Downs press box is devoted to photos of deceased journalists who honored the Kentucky Derby with their passion and their talent.

  • Here and There

    Delaware Park opens April 26...The estate of Jacques and Louise Wimpfheimer comes up for auction...National Museum of Racing hosts Countdown to the Triple Crown.

  • Change in Training Schedule at Churchill Downs

    A new training schedule will be in place at Churchill Downs following the close of this season's spring meet in order to allow more time for construction crews to move forward on phase II of the $95 million renovation project.

  • Barretts To Offer 414 Horses In May Sale

    Barretts has catalogued 414 horses for its May sale of 2-year-olds in training. The number is the highest ever for a juvenile auction conducted by the company.