Keyword: Colorado

  • Gessmann Elected National HBPA President

    Leroy Gessmann, president of the Iowa Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, was elected president of the National HBPA Aug. 9 when the board of directors met as part of the organization's summer convention.

  • Zip Quik to Stud in Colorado

    Zip Quik, a grade II-placed son of City Zip, will enter stud this year at Menoken Farms in Montrose, Col., for a $1,500 live foal fee as the property of a syndicate.

  • Drug Testing Delays Mount, States Eye Options

    Delays at the respected Lexington drug-testing laboratory LGC have forced two of its biggest customers, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission and Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, to consider other options.

  • Araphaoe Park Racing

    Colorado Voters to Decide on Racino Gaming

    In November Colorado voters will decide if Arapahoe Park will be allowed to add casino-type gambling. The Denver Post reports Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler determined enough signatures had been submitted.

  • Saratoga Casino and Raceway

    CDI Gets 5-Year Contract with Saratoga Casino

    Churchill Downs is finalizing a five-year contract to manage the Saratoga Casino and Raceway and another casino in Colorado owned by Saratoga Harness Racing Inc. CDI is pursuing a 25% equity stake in Saratoga Harness Racing.

  • Ellis Park Partner Buys Colorado Casino

    Saratoga Harness Racing Inc., which last year acquired an ownership interest in Ellis Park in western Kentucky, said Jan. 29 it has completed its purchase of Fitzgeralds Casino Black Hawk in Colorado.

  • Grand Minstrel to Menoken in Colorado

    Stakes winner Grand Minstrel has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Linda Wood's Menoken Farms near Montrose, Colo.

  • Colorado Horse Groups Make Case for Bill

    Horsemen from all parts of Colorado rallied at the state capitol Jan. 20 to support efforts by the horse industry to pass legislation designed to revitalize the economics of the industry in Colorado through advance deposit wagering and Instant Racing.

  • Owner Jack L.K. Grunwald Dead

    Jack L.K. Grunwald, a successful owner in the Rocky Mountain states for several decades, died Aug. 31 at his Denver home.

  • Arapahoe Park Names New Racing Secretary

    Stuart Slagle has been named the racing secretary for the upcoming season at Arapahoe Park, Mile High Racing and Entertainment announced April 21. Thirty-six days have been scheduled for the 2008 meet.

  • Equine Art Exhibit to Open in January

    The American Academy of Equine Art's Horse in Fine Art exhibit is slated to open Jan. 20 and will run through March 18 at the Wildlife Experience Museum in Parker, Colo.

  • Arapahoe Park Joins NTRA

    Arapahoe Park, the only Thoroughbred racing facility in Colorado, has joined the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA). This will mark the first time that the Aurora, Colo., racetrack has participated in the national organization.

  • Kentucky Lifts Ban on Animals Shipped From Texas

    Kentucky has lifted a ban on animals from Texas now that the state is free of vesicular stomatitis. In the summer, the situation led Breeders' Cup officials to take precautions in advance of the Oct. 30 World Thoroughbred Championships at Lone Star Park.

  • Kentucky Alters Rules in Connection With VS Cases

    Kentucky has altered it regulations concerning vesicular stomatitis in the wake of new cases in Colorado. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture issued a release July 6 that said animals at three properties in Las Animas County and one property in Douglas County have been diagnosed with VS.

  • Parade Ground to Flat Top in Colorado

    Grade II winner Parade Ground, whose first crop raced last year, has been moved to Dr. Kirk Shiner's Flat Top Ranch near Toponas, Colo.

  • Majorbigtimesheet to Wafer in Colorado

    Multiple stakes winner Majorbigtimesheet, a winner all seven years he raced, will enter stud at George and Susan Wafer's Wafer Thoroughbred Ranch near Elizabeth, Colo.

  • Penn National Gaming to Buy Colorado Casinos

    Penn National Gaming has agreed to purchase the assets of the Bullwhackers Casino operations from Colorado Gaming and Entertainment Co., a subsidiary of Hilton Group, for $6.5 million in cash. The Pennsylvania-based company already has gaming holdings in Louisiana and West Virginia.

  • Virginia Takes Steps Against Foot-and-Mouth

    The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has banned horses from entering the state if they come directly or indirectly from countries where outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease have occurred.

  • Foot-And-Mouth Effects Continue

    With the first case of foot-and-mouth disease confirmed in Ireland, and the British government now saying the situation will last for months, the scope of the highly contagious disease continues to widen.