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Progress Made in Pimlico Barn Closure Dispute

The first indication a deal might be worked out to keep Pimlico's stable open for the winter emerged Tuesday. Meetings took place between horsemen's leadership and track management in a Baltimore office and between horsemen's leadership and angry Pimlico backstretch workers in the Pimlico track kitchen.

MTR Gaming Plans Temporary Slots Parlor in Pennsylvania

MTR Gaming Group Inc., which has been granted a state license to build a horse racing track in Pennsylvania, has plans to build a temporary slot machine parlor where customers can gamble during the two years it will take to build the track.

Kentucky Drug Policy Advocated, Consortium Questioned

Kentucky Drug Policy Advocated, Consortium Questioned

The debate over whether Kentucky should implement a restrictive race-day medication policy heated up Nov. 18 with calls by racetrack veterinarians and trainers to keep the current policy intact, and allegations that the national Racing Medication and Testing Consortium is carrying out an agenda in secret.

Miesque's Son To Stand in France

Three Chimneys Farm owner Robert N. Clay, syndicate manager of Miesque's Son, announced the sale of the 11-year-old son of Mr. Prospector to Societe d'Exploitation des Haras for stallion duty in France.

Stakes...Well Done After 30 Years

Someone always seems unhappy after the American Graded Stakes Committee meets each fall and announces upgrades or downgrades to the program for the upcoming year. But graded stakes and the American Graded Stakes Committee have stood the test of time.

Top Form

By Steve Haskin -- The void of not having Joe Hirsch's "At the Post" column grace the pages of the Daily Racing Form any longer is so vast it is impossible to even imagine it.

Churchill Puts Authentication Mark on Merchandise

Churchill Downs Inc. has teamed with Applied Optical Technologies to create a holographic authentication mark applicable to all officially licensed Churchill Downs and Kentucky Derby merchandise.

Racetrack Cooperative Says Tracks Want to Join

The Southern Racing Cooperative, currently in a dispute with the Churchill Downs Simulcast Network over fees charged for signals, said Nov. 17 it has been approached by 10 racetracks that want to join the organization.

Bala Ousted from Racing Services

Susan Bala, founder and owner of Racing Services Inc. in North Dakota, has been removed from the company's day-to-day operations at the request of state attorney general Wayne Stenehjem.

Kentucky Commission Reappointments Called 'Disgrace'

Kentucky Commission Reappointments Called 'Disgrace'

Republicans have expressed dismay with Gov. Paul Patton's reappointment of eight members and appointment of three new ones to the Kentucky Racing Commission in the final month of his term, and they have called on the commissioners to resign. All but one of the terms expired, some several years ago.

Compromise on Ohio VLTs as Deadline Looms

A compromise proposal to put the issue of racetrack video lottery terminals before voters has been offered in the Ohio Senate, though it must pass the General Assembly by Dec. 3 if it is to make the ballot.

Kona Gold Starts Rodeo Training

Champion sprinter Kona Gold is all set to begin his new career on Monday when he's being shipped to a Southern California farm where he'll train as a rodeo horse and prepare for his future duties as a stable pony, trainer Bruce Headley said.

Hoh Buzzard Feasts in Mrs. Revere

British import Hoh Buzzard, ridden by California-based Ryan Foglesonger, helped set the early pace and held off a late charge from Aud for a neck victory in Saturday's $175,650 Mrs. Revere (gr. IIT) for 3-year-old fillies on the turf at Churchill Downs.

Last Intention Nails Toccet at Wire

The $50,000 Hail Emperor Stakes came down to a bob of noses with Michael Gill's Last Intention beating 4-5 favorite Toccet by a whisker.

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