Articles posted March 12, 2009

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THS: Louisiana Derby & San Felipe

THS: Louisiana Derby & San Felipe

Jason, Evan, and the Wizard take a look at the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) and the San Felipe (gr. II).Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Louisiana Derby and the San Felipe.

MID: Golden Gate Closing Not Imminent

MID: Golden Gate Closing Not Imminent

Golden Gates Fields is not in any immediate danger of being closed and could possibly remain a racing operation indefinitely, a leading official with MI Developments said March 12.

KY Budget Woes Could Aid Racetrack VLTs

With the Kentucky General Assembly seemingly headed for a special session this spring or summer to address a substantial revenue deficit, a legislative committee March 12 heard testimony on a bill that would authorize video lottery terminals at racetracks in the state.

Pinhookers Will Be More Cautious

Pinhookers Will Be More Cautious

With prices tumbling at the early select sales of 2-year-olds in training, pinhookers, who provide most of the stock for the auctions, already are thinking about how they are going to approach their next buying-and-selling cycle. It's not good news for yearling consignors because, in general, pinhookers plan to be much less aggressive when buying young horses later this year.

Asmussen on ThoroFan Board

Asmussen on ThoroFan Board

Texas horseman Keith Asmussen has been named to the advisory board of ThoroFan, an independent not-for-profit organization that aims "to provide Thoroughbred racing fans with a voice and an organization that will actively support their interests."

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