Articles posted July 15, 2009

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Shapiro to Enter Plea in Car Vandalism Case

Richard B. Shapiro, the former California Horse Racing Board chairman, is to enter a plea July 28 to a charge of felony vandalism in connection with damage done to the vehicle of his longtime antagonist Jerry Jamgotchian at Hollywood Park this spring.

New Operator, Name for Idaho Racetrack

Officials in Boise, Idaho have entered into an agreement for Idaho Entertainment to operate Les Bois Park racetrack until December 2013.

Rick Dutrow Appeals Kentucky Suspension

Rick Dutrow Appeals Kentucky Suspension

Citing a variety of claims that his client's rights were violated, an attorney for trainer Rick Dutrow has filed an appeal over the 30-day suspension levied by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for a Clenbuterol positive in the spring of 2008.

Gross, Average Decline at Japan Foal Sale

The Japan Racing Horse Association (JRHA) foal sale suffered downturns of 33.1% in gross and 32.3% in average during its two-day run that ended July 15 at the Northern Horse Park on the Japanese island of Hokkaido. The three-day gross for the foal and yearling sales combined was down 21.4% from the previous year and the average fell 21.9%.

Horse Owner Disaster Prep Videos Available

When an emergency or natural disaster occurs, horse owners must be prepared to take the necessary precautions. In some circumstances this requires evacuating the area.

Texas A&M University developed three video segments on sheltering and evacuating horses during a natural disaster or emergency situation.

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