Articles posted February 1, 2007

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Florida Derby Suite to be Auctioned for TRF Feb. 2

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation will be taking phone bids Feb. 2 for a day at the races in a third floor suite donated by Gulfstream Park for the 56th running of the $1,000,000 Florida Derby (gr. I) on March 31.

NYRA Signal Cut to Account Wagering Outlets

The New York State Racing and Wagering Board has turned off the New York Racing Association's simulcast signal to an estimated two dozen account wagering outlets. Regulators criticized NYRA for delays in submitting contracts to the agency for review, a delay that cost the racing entity about $25,000 in Aqueduct betting revenues Feb. 1, the first day of the signals being cut.

Saylor, RFE Establish Fleet Indian Scholarship

Paul Saylor is funding a new scholarship in the name of his recent Eclipse award winner, Fleet Indian. The Fleet Indian Scholarship, in the amount of $24,000, is for New York students hoping to pursue a career in the racing industry and will be administered by the Race for Education. Fasig-Tipton has also made a contribution to this scholarship.

Blacksmith Elmer Campbell dead

Charles E. "Elmer" Campbell, a member of a respected family of blacksmiths that worked for generations at East Coast racetracks, died Jan. 31 at his Miami home. He was 83.

Derby Fever: 2006 Was All About Barbaro

Derby Fever: 2006 Was All About Barbaro

The chief photographer for The Blood-Horse magazine reflects on the spring of 2006 and the impact Barbaro had on racing and those involved in the sport.

Barbaro Memorial Fund Created by NTRA

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has created the Barbaro Memorial Fund to raise awareness and money for equine health and safety research.

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