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Baffert Pair Works Toward San Felipe

Trainer Bob Baffert sent out a pair of 3-year-olds Wednesday morning. Mountain Rage went 1:11 2/5 and Puerto Banus went 1:10 4/5.

First Winner for Ghostly Moves

Graded stakes-placed Ghostly Moves was represented by his first winner when his daughter Secret Moves won at four furlongs in :46.93 at Sunland Park on March 5

Streakin Rob Named Early Queen's Plate Favorite

Streakin Rob was named the 4-1 Winterbook favorite for the 143rd running of the Queen's Plate. The 1 1/4-mile Queen's Plate, Canada's most famous horse race and North America's oldest continuously run stakes event, is set for Sunday, June 23 at Woodbine.

Seattle Slew Back at Three Chimneys

Seattle Slew, who underwent spinal surgery March 2 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington, returned home early this morning to Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.

Unbridled Elaine Bred to Rahy

Roger Devenport's Unbridled Elaine, who won the 2001 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), has been bred to major sire Rahy at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.

World Record Filly Boosts Barretts Sale

Pumped up by a world record price for a juvenile filly sold at public auction, the Barretts March sale of select 2-year-olds in training showed renewed signs of vigor Tuesday after suffering declines in gross revenue for five consecutive years.

Krantz Re-Elected as President of TRA

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Fair Grounds president Bryan Krantz was re-elected to a one-year term as president of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations during the organization's annual meeting March 5 in New Orleans.

Keeper of the Flame

By David Schmitz -- The "Glass way" was how business was conducted at Calumet Farm while Margaret Glass was there from April 29, 1940, to Sept. 30, 1982.

Miracle Man

By Ray Paulick -- I've never been to an old-fashioned tent ministry revival, but the crowd fervor was straight out of Elmer Gantry when Henryk de Kwiatkowski took the stage following his purchase of Calumet Farm at the March 26, 1992, bankruptcy auction.

Kentucky Legislation Authorizes Wagering Hubs

Legislation introduced March 4 in the Kentucky House of Representatives would permit multi-jurisdictional simulcasting and interstate wagering hubs in the state. Licenses would be available to facilities that conduct live racing in Kentucky.

Racing Caucus Plans First Meeting of 2002

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The congressional caucus for the horse racing industry was scheduled to hold its first meeting of the year March 6 in Washington, D.C. Among the issues on the table is the 2001 Farm Bill, which was in conference committee as of March 4.

Stewards to Van Berg: Pay Bill or Be Suspended

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Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg was notified he has until March 12 to pay off a longstanding veterinarian bill or face an indefinite suspension, stewards at Santa Anita Park ruled over the weekend.

House Holds Hearing on Kentucky Gaming Bill

The House Licensing and Occupations Committee on March 4 heard the pros and cons of legislation that would authorize electronic gaming devices at Kentucky's eight racetracks and create a gaming commission to oversee their operation.

McMahon Has 'Moderate Expectations' For Barretts March Sale

It used to be the industry's highest grossing juvenile auction. But the Barretts March select sale in Southern California has fallen on hard times in recent years. It has experienced growing difficulty attracting horses from major pinhookers on the East Coast. And it is no longer the favorite of the Japanese, who turn out in higher numbers for Fasig-Tipton Florida's Calder auction.

Snow Ridge Notches Third Stakes Win of the Meet in San Carlos

On Sunday, Snow Ridge continued his impressive run through the sprint stakes schedule at Santa Anita, leading wire-to-wire in winning the $150,000 San Carlos Handicap (gr. I). Earlier at the meet, Snow Ridge won the El Conejo (gr. III) and Palos Verdes (gr. II) handicaps.

Bates Motel Colt Turns In Fastest Work At Barretts

With his rider letting out a big yell just before the wire, a Bates Motel colt recorded the fastest work at an eighth of a mile Sunday during the final under tack show for the Barretts March select sale of 2-year-olds in training. He covered distance in 10 seconds flat at Southern California's Fairplex Park, eclipsing the fastest clocking of :10.1 during the first under tack show on Feb. 25.

Lone Star, CIE Extend Strategic Partnership

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Lone Star Park and the Mexico City-based CorporaciĆ³n Interamericana de Entretenmiento S.A. de C.V. (CIE) recently reached an agreement to extend their strategic partnership through 2003.

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