Headlines for Tuesday, December 7, 2004

  • Meeker Calls for Passion to Move Industry Forward

    Tom Meeker, president and chief executive officer of Churchill Downs Inc., told racetrack and gaming officials Tuesday that racing has become a remedy for state deficits rather than a means for economic development.

  • New York Gov. George Pataki, favors five Vegas-style casinos.

    VLT Legislation Introduced in New York

    Legislation has been introduced in New York to sweeten the pot for racetracks operating video lottery terminals, and to encourage the New York Racing Association's VLT partner to begin construction of a new casino at Aqueduct.

  • 'Moment of the Year' Voting Begins

    Voting is underway at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Web site for the sixth annual "NTRA Moment of the Year."

  • 27 Nominated For Tampa's Inaugural Stakes

    Twenty six young colts and geldings and one filly have been nominated to the 19th renewal of Tampa Bay Downs' $60,000 Inaugural Stakes--the track's traditional opening day event--set for Saturday when the oval kick's off its 79th season.

  • Storm Bird, champion and sire of Storm Cat.

    Prominent Stallion Storm Bird Dead

    Storm Bird, a European champion who sired the great Storm Cat, was euthanized the night of Dec. 3 following a bout with colic at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.