Headlines for Friday, June 18, 2010

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    Lobbyist Given Info on Other Aqueduct Bidders

    A politically-wired lobbyist for a bidding group that initially won the development rights to the Aqueduct casino project was provided details about competitors' bids by the top Democrat in the New York state Senate.

  • Take Control sold for $1.9 million as a 2-year-old in training.

    Take Control Back on Work Tab

    Take Control, the $1.9 million 2-year-old who broke his maiden impressively at first asking but was sidelined before he could make it onto the Triple Crown trail, had his first recorded work in five months June 18.

  • Thomason Appointed CFO of Keeneland

    Today, June 18 Keeneland President and CEO Nick Nicholson today announced that Bill Thomason, a long-time financial administrator and leader in the equine industry, will be the company's new Chief Financial Officer.

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    Lillie Langtry Rules in Coronation Stakes

    Lillie Langtry provided the Ballydoyle team with their first winner of the meeting when she turned in a dominating performance to capture the Coronation Stakes (Eng-I) by 1 1/4-lengths at Royal Ascot June 18.

  • Safely Kept (right) defeated Dayjur in the 1990 Breeders' Cup Sprint.

    Champion Safely Kept Pensioned

    Safely Kept, a champion sprinter and Breeders' Cup winner on the racetrack and later a multiple stakes producer, has been pensioned from broodmare duties.

  • Ernie Paragallo

    Paragallo Released from Jail

    Ernie Paragallo, the New York horse owner and breeder who was convicted of 33 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty, was released from jail June 17 after posting bail.